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Who’s the Most Generous Financial Supporter of the Taliban?

August 17
17:46 2011
Carlos Latuff

The United States of America. You probably guessed it. Not only did we arm the once CIA-operative, Osama bin Laden, we heavily armed and supported the Taliban in the 70s and 80s to fight off the Russians in Afghanistan. But that’s old news, and every American knows that.

To further aid the Taliban, your U.S. government has now handed over $360 million to our arch-enemy, the Taliban.

Let us have it, Huffington Post:

After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, the U.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. tax dollars has ended up in the hands of people the American-led coalition has spent nearly a decade battling: the Taliban, criminals, and power brokers with ties to both.
The losses underscore the challenges the U.S. and its international partners face in overcoming corruption in Afghanistan. A central part of the Obama administration’s strategy has been to award U.S.-financed contracts to Afghan businesses to help improve quality of life and stoke the country’s economy.

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