Kabul has fallen, and the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan. China has since swept in, ready to lend recognition to the terrorist run state.
Why might China do this?
Barron’s reported, China has scoured the globe for natural resources to feed its prodigious growth, sinking billions into Peruvian oil fields or cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now it need look no further than next door, Afghanistan. Maybe.
A footnote to the hand-wringing over the Taliban’s lightning victory has been concern over the strategic minerals they now control. A decade-old U.S. government report estimated a $1 trillion-plus mother lode of valuable metals and stones beneath Afghan soil.
Among resources now controlled by the Taliban, are reserves of rare metals, absolutely essential to the production of electronic devices and weaponry.
The Taliban have also found themselves in ownership of American military equipment like scan eagle drones, black hawk helicopters, MRAP’s, Humvee’s and hundreds of thousands of weapons.
This is thanks to poor leadership and military strategy in the White House.
Also in the hands of the terrorists are biometric databases that contain vital information on American military personnel and their allies abroad.
Afghanistan is also home to lithium deposits. Lithium is a very basic material used to create batteries. The batteries can be used in anything from phone batteries, to batteries that power military vehicles.
China has already announced that it’s willing to do business with the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
According to Barron’s, Taliban leaders have come forward claiming that “Chinese can’t believe that America walked away from this asset.”