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Investigators probing US money flow to insurgents

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posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 09:43 PM
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Investigators probing US money flow to insurgents




WASHINGTON
Criminal investigators are examining allegations that Afghan security
firms have been extorting as much as $4 million a week from
contractors paid with U.S. tax dollars and then funneling the
spoils to warlords and the Taliban.

If the allegations are true, the U.S. would be unintentionally
financing the enemy and undermining international efforts to
stabilize the country.

The payments reportedly end up in insurgent hands through a
$2.1 billion Pentagon contract to transport food, water, fuel and
ammunition to American troops stationed at bases across Afghanistan.
To ensure safe passage through dangerous areas, the trucking
companies make payments to local security firms with ties to the
Taliban or warlords who control the roads. If the payments aren't
made, the convoys will be attacked, according to a U.S. military
document detailing the allegations being examined by investigators.

The document says the companies hired under the Afghan Host
Nation Trucking contract may be paying between $2 million and
$4 million a week to insurgent groups.


news.yahoo.com...


[edit on 21-6-2010 by boondock-saint]




posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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ok, how many years have we been saying this
very same thing right here on ATS????
Maybe somebody is listening


Can somebody say: CIA ????

This is quite disturbing to me that the
US Army has to buy protection from
terrorists !!!!! I thought that was what
the Army's job was ?????


[edit on 21-6-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 10:47 PM
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wow, I'm stumped


I thought folks would have been all
over this article.

After an hour only 1 post ???
ok, maybe I'm slipping
into the abyss.



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 11:03 PM
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Hahahah, this is just precious. 2 to 4 million a WEEK! Factor in the politispeak and it probably is more like 5 to 10 million. That's just a guess on my part, but when it comes to record-keeping, it's common to smooth the edges. I don't know first-hand, but I can imagine that a dollar over there is the equivalent of a hundred dollars here.

I wonder how long this has been going on? We've had troops actively engaged there since 2001. Just to be conservative, let's say 2 million a week. That's 104 a year. Nine years is $936 million. It could possibly be five times that amount... *gulp*



posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 11:10 PM
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Boondock, no abyss, it just happens sometimes around here. I've put up threads I thought would be hopping and nothing then the little ones get all the business. Go figure.

As for the story, absolutely hilarious. So they are just getting around to this now? They just figured this out? I'm nobody and I've known of this for a couple of years. Don't these guys read the internet, or have people who do it for them? Worthless politicians.

It's really no surprise. Start a war, play both sides and it will go on forever.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:29 AM
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Originally posted by TheLoony
As for the story, absolutely hilarious. So they are just getting around to this now? They just figured this out? I'm nobody and I've known of this for a couple of years. Don't these guys read the internet, or have people who do it for them? Worthless politicians.

lol
I would agree with that ....
worthless

or they are involved and
try to hide it



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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flagged, this should be big news, not only do we protect their poppy fields but we give them money too? This war is a complete fraud.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by CREAM
flagged, this should be big news, not only do we protect their poppy fields but we give them money too? This war is a complete fraud.

I totally agree with that statement.
Military personnel are dying for something
other than Freedom and Democracy.
For drugs and Oil and now
Mineral deposits.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 03:56 AM
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Apparently it is allowed so that the insurgents are financed well for their operations. US dollars go a long llloooonnnnggggggggg way in other countries due to the exchange rate. With the current rate they can buy advanced weapons or saving for something big... Maybe NUCLEAR WEAPONS .Well considering the time US troops are stationed there, i would say they will more than enough even if the funding stops. Then again there are a lot of other sources for them too.

I hope this investigation does some good and curb the activities. Finance is the first they want to control if they really want to stop them. But if Talibans are no more it is a big loss for CIA and corporation.

The only people that should be sympathised are Afghan innocent civilians and US military soldiers.

edit:Good post. S&F

[edit on 22-6-2010 by chaosinorder]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:16 AM
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I wonder just how our US Military personnel
feel about being used as mercenaries to
promote drugs, oil and minerals???
When they were told it was for freedom
and democracy.

I support American Troops, however I do
not support the illegal orders they take
from the corporations.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:26 AM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that is literally not at all surprised. I think people even within the military are starting to wake up and see how bad the corruption is.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 04:52 AM
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Unfortunately, this doesn't surprise me. Especially, now, after I've read The Pentagon Papers all night! I know they are old news, but not to me, and I found them enthralling reading. It seems the government has been in the art of prolonging wars for some time now, and the lies go across party boundaries. Ugh! The level of deceit is appalling. It makes you sick to your stomach knowing our young, able bodied soldiers are dying for greed and corruption!



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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wow

and i was here thinking that the cia would limit themselves to untraceable drug money that they orchestrate around the world

but our tax dollars?



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
wow, I'm stumped


I thought folks would have been all
over this article.




haha definitely




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