Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Afghanistan corruption

US security companies — many of which have ties to top Afghan officials — are using American money to bribe the Taliban. The security companies may also engage in fake fighting to increase the sense of risk on the roads, and they may sometimes stage attacks against competitors.

“We’re funding both sides of the war,” a NATO official in Kabul said. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was incomplete, said he believed millions of dollars were making their way to the Taliban.

10 French soldiers were killed in Sarobi district east of Kabul in August 2008 because they were not told that Italy had been paying the Taliban not to carry out attacks and failed to properly assess risks.

IMO: Of course, these are only rumours, but strong rumours. It probably pays the US to keep Afghanistan and as much of South East Asia as possible, including Pakistan (where it is blatantly obvious) and possibly even India eventually, in a state of unrest and faction, either internally, or one against the other, to prevent any dangerous unification of their enemies, The US has succeeded UTAP to turn China into a slave labor camp, with a relatively small handful of wealthy Chinese as trusties, and now they are sowing terror and despair in more inconvenient regions. Clearly this does not apply to all Americans, some of whom are almost incredibly helpful and sincere (eg Wikileaks) but then again all the owners of BP shares do not leak oil.

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