The Taliban is sitting on billions of dollars in abandoned U.S. Military equipment and trillions of dollars in rare earth metals including gold, silver, zinc, mercury, and lithium.
“Shamaila Khan, director of emerging market debt at AllianceBernstein, said the Taliban insurgents have emerged with resources that are a ‘very dangerous proposition for the world,’ with minerals in Afghanistan that ‘can be exploited’,” CNBC reports.
Beijing is already buddying up with the terrorists, releasing the following statement earlier this week:
“The Taliban have repeatedly expressed their hope to develop good relations with China, and that they look forward to China’s participation in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters.
“We welcome this. China respects the right of the Afghan people to independently determine their own destiny and is willing to continue to develop… friendly and cooperative relations with Afghanistan.”
China accessing Afghanistan’s rare earth metal supply could give them incredible power on the world stage; the U.S. is already dependent on the Chinese for 80% of its supply.
While China aims to stockpile resources, the Biden Administration is making it more difficult to secure resources at home with new green initiatives. Dana Loesch sent the following tweet – a bleak reminder that the U.S. is becoming more dependent on foreign countries for oil and other resources:
“Have fun with your green agenda Mr. President.”