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In this grotesque carnival, the US military's contractors are forced to pay suspected insurgents to protect American supply routes. It is an accepted fact of the military logistics operation in Afghanistan that the US government funds the very forces American troops are fighting. And it is a deadly irony, because these funds add up to a huge amount of money for the Taliban. "It's a big part of their income," one of the top Afghan government security officials told The Nation in an interview. In fact, US military officials in Kabul estimate that a minimum of 10 percent of the Pentagon's logistics contracts--hundreds of millions of dollars--consists of payments to insurgents.
Originally posted by Hereno
However... hundreds of millions of dollars for a bunch of ragtag fighters who would turn on you in a second for 5 bucks? Not sure about that.
Originally posted by CuriousSkeptic
It's hilariously ridiculous to be an American these days.
Originally posted by iamcamouflage
This is just like what happened in the cold war, when the US funded Afghani troops to help us with the Russians. Then we leave them twisting in the wind, creating a generational hatred towards the US. Resulting in the emergence of the Taliban
Originally posted by donhuangenaro
there is the term: 'perpetual war'
which means: perpetual business
... and that is what is it all about
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Star n Flag!
Everyone should star and flag this!!!!
This is exactly what i've been saying for almost 2yrs on ATS now
They do what they have to in order to prolong this sham of a war
That is why absolutely everything that influenced you from the msm reporting on the wars must be completely DELETED from your brain!
It is now the only logical and informed way to debate politics, foreign policy and monetary policy.
This is exactly how I post here on ATS.
I suggest you decide not to belong to the group of sheep and do the same.