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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.
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.
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.