How would you feel if the United States was more than 90 percent on Iran for its oil supply? Such a thing would be unthinkable! We would not tolerate that kind of extreme vulnerability. Why is it then we will accept being more than 90 percent dependent on Communist China for rare earth minerals and critical metals that power all of our modern technologies? Communist China has the ability to quickly strangle the U.S. and the rest of the western world with its near monopoly of REs.