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Ariana Afghan Airlines will merge with the privately-owned Afghan airline Kam Air, airline officials said Saturday, although the final agreement has not been inked.
"I received a report which showed the Council of Ministers has decided to merge Kam Air with Afghanistan's air company, Ariana Afghan Airlines which has been taking the Afghan flag to different countries for more than fifty years," Azizullah Lodin, Head of High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption said. "The report mentioned that works for the matter are underway. They have written how much the losses would be. I reviewed it and wrote a letter to the president to review the matter as well," he added. Ariana Afghan Airlines is believed to have millions of properties both inside and outside the country
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
The purge of top ranking military officials continues. This time United States Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis was informed he was being replaced as commander of U.S. Central Command not by a phone call from Washington, but by a note handed to him by an aide,
… General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him — he hadn’t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House.
According to the article the General was not enough of a yes man for President Obama.
Although there is also this interesting article from the Wall Street journal
KABUL—The U.S. military has blacklisted Afghanistan's largest private airline, alleging it is smuggling "bulk" quantities of opium on civilian flights to Tajikistan, a corridor through which the drugs reach the rest of the world. Kam Air was barred this month from receiving U.S. military contracts by U.S. Central Command chief Marine Gen. James Mattis, according to U.S. military officials.
"The U.S. will not do business with those who fund and support illicit activities," U.S. Army Maj.-Gen. Richard Longo, the commander of Task Force 2010, a coalition anticorruption unit, said in an interview. "Kam Air is too large of a company not to know what has been going on within its organization."
Afghan Airline Ferried Opium, U.S. Alleges
So who is Obama protecting? Nothing to see here folks, move along...