Monday, November 29, 1999

News of mineral wealth deepens Afghan suspicion of US aims

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Washington, June 16 (ANI): Many Afghans are reportedly suspicious about American designs after the Pentagon reported that Afghanistan has untapped mineral deposits worth a trillion dollars.A majority view claims that the US intends to occupy the country and seize its resourceccording to a Christian Science Monitor (CSM) report, Afghans fear that the United States cannot wrap up the Taliban, and therefore, an imperialist land grab seems plausible.Having the Pentagon announce a quiet survey of Afghanistan's is just the "evidence" that will confirm deep suspicions that the US is really there looking for war booty.And, that won't help American troops trying to win the trust of a population famous for tiring of invaders. (ANI)

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