[ExI] Running up against energy limits
sen.otaku at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 18:49:59 UTC 2021
John, I thought countries had a right to self-determination.
> On Sep 11, 2021, at 7:49 AM, John Grigg via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> My understanding is that Afghanistan has several trillion dollars worth of rare minerals, the sort needed for making electronics. And so I had assumed that was the real reason for the U.S. military occupying the country, was to ensure access to it. But the U.S. military completely withdrew, and now China is about to move in to "help" the Taliban and also, of course, mine those rare minerals. I am just stunned by the lack of American strategic thinking, and how a mentally deficient president can do so much damage to American foreign policy.
>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 4:29 AM Dave Sill via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 5:33 AM BillK via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> There is a very long article just out that claims that the Afghanistan
>>> disaster was fundamentally about the USA hitting resource limits.
>> I've been watching the Netflix docuseries Turning Point. We had Afghanistan under control until we decided to focus on Iraq.
>> Our primary bottleneck is competent leadership. The last thing we need to do is give them more capabilities by addressing resource limits.
>> The whole idea of a war on terror is ridiculous and was doomed from the start.
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