Monday, June 14, 2010

I beieve General McCrystal can now insist on removing the Poppy Culture from Afghanistan.

A bleak Ghazni Province seems to offer little, but a Pentagon study says it may have among the world’s largest deposits of lithium.

It is time for Afghanistan to grow up and become a real country rather than one laced with corruption.  With this discovery, the national wealth Afghanistan increased immeasurably. 

The country can afford to build schools, housing and COMMUNITIES with water supplies and sanitation. 

It is time for Afghanistan to 'get real' about itself. 

I sincerely hope NATO and the USA is also taking this seriously enough to PREVENT any exploitation of those NATURAL RESOURCES.  It all belongs to the people of Afghanistan and NOT Wall Street. 

So, before 'wealth merchants' rob the people of Afghansitan blind while Karzai and his brother deal under the table some serious negotiations have to take place to make sure the monies received from these resources are going to benefit the citizens of that country.

If these resources exist in Afghanistan, they more than likely exist in Pakistan as well.

Thank you, President Obama for placing 'citizen anxiety' at the top of your list. From the pictures it is obvious people wanted to see you today.

President Barack Obama greets visitors in Mississippi during his fourth trip to the Gulf Coast since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in April / AP Source: AP

"In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11, I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come," Mr Obama told  (click title to entry - thank you)

I have no douibt the way we see the environment and our stewardship of it will take a sharper forcus.  Whatever happened to the Hydrogen Car, anyway?