Thursday, November 28, 2013

The mystery explained

In the year 2010 the war against Afghanistan divulged its raison d’etre: the Pentagon revealed that the country had mineral resources worth more than a trillion dollars.

The Taliban were not among the resources named.

Rather, gold, cobalt, copper, iron and above all lithium, an essential ingredient in cellular telephones and laptop computers.

~Eduardo Galeano, Children of the Days

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