According to renowned nuclear scientist, Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, Pakistan has gold and copper reserves worth trillions of dollars in Balochistan Province. The province is also rich in gas, oil and coal.
From Pepe Escobar’s Asia Times article, Rebranding the Long War:
“Balochistan is totally under the radar of Western corporate media. But not the Pentagon’s. An immense desert comprising almost 48% of Pakistan’s area, rich in uranium and copper, potentially very rich in oil, and producing more than one-third of Pakistan’s natural gas.
Strategically, Balochistan is mouth-watering: east of Iran, south of Afghanistan, and boasting three Arabian sea ports, including Gwadar, practically at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz.
Gwadar – a port built by China – is the absolute key. It is the essential node in the crucial, ongoing, and still virtual Pipelineistan war between IPI and TAPI. IPI is the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline, also known as the “peace pipeline”, which is planned to cross from Iranian to Pakistani Balochistan – an anathema to Washington. TAPI is the perennially troubled, US-backed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, which is planned to cross western Afghanistan via Herat and branch out to Kandahar and Gwadar. Washington’s dream scenario is Gwadar as the new Dubai.
Pakistan as a key transit corridor to either Iranian gas from the monster South Pars field or a great deal of the Caspian wealth of “gas republic” Turkmenistan. ”
It’s All About the Pipeline
Just like Iraq, the money/power is using American troops and American taxpayer money to clear the way for the international corporations to go into Pakistan for their own benefit. When we see who sets up business in the area in the future we will see who really gives the Pentagon and the politicians their marching orders.