- Jan 31, 2019
Share the spoils of war later?... and US after investing two decades and several thousand men will look away while China, Pakistan & Russia run merry in Afghanistan.
Let China & Pakistan take complete control of Balochistan first. Then they can consider sharing the spoils of Afghanistan(mineral resources).
The groundwork was laid a long time back.
China Metallurgical Group Corp., a state-owned conglomerate, signed a $3 billion contract with the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to mine copper from a barren, mountainous region southeast of Kabul.
Mineral deals such as the copper mine in Logar, and the rights to explore for oil in the Amu Darya basin, on the northern Afghan border were also in operation. China National Petroleum Corp has also started operations in that region.
China has signed contracts to build a railroad through the Wakhan Corridor, the sliver of land northeast of Afghanistan jutting up against Xinjiang,
It has been happening from a long long time as far back as 2007.
The same is the case with other other countries like Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is totally dependent on chinese loans and exports around 90% of its gas to
china.Turkmenistan sits upon around one-tenth of the world’s proven natural gas reserves all of which most of which is being exploited by china. A similar tale though not big can be seen in Iraq.
US has been letting china have its way in that region for a long time for multiple reasons one of them to prop up the economies there and prevent russia from expanding it's influence.
Now it seems to blow on their face.
Operations in Baluchistan will continue more or less as most of the insurgency is restricted to hiy and remote regions.
As America's bloody, costly war in Afghanistan drags on, it's Chinese companies that are signing energy and mining deals
@ezsasa @mokoman makes you wonder how long have american elites been in bed with china.