Thursday, September 15, 2016

Report: U.S. Aid Funded And Fueled Corruption In Afghanistan

A report has found the US gave billions to Afghan warlords and criminals in a system filled with corruption during efforts to rebuild the country after the war. Here is one of the multi-million dollar villas constructed by the Department of Defense's Task Force in Afghanistan

The Guardian: US funds fed corruption in Afghanistan, eroding security fighting Taliban – report

Two main causes of Afghanistan’s staggering levels of corruption are the sheer volume of aid and lack of oversight, new report by a US Congress watchdog says

From the very beginning of its intervention in Afghanistan, the US sabotaged its own efforts by feeding corruption in the country’s government and the security forces meant to fight the Taliban, according to a new report by a US Congress watchdog.

“Corruption undermined the US mission in Afghanistan by fueling grievances against the Afghan government and channeling material support to the insurgency,” says the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) in the report released on Wednesday.

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WNU Editor: One more reason to look for the exit doors in Afghanistan.

More News On A US Congressional Report That Exposes How U.S. Aid Funded And Fueled Corruption In Afghanistan

Billions in US taxpayer money filled the pockets of Afghan warlords, bolstered the drug trade and fed corruption during effort to rebuild the country after the war -- Daily Mail
Report: Corruption Substantially Undermined US Mission in Afghanistan -- VOA
US taxpayer billions lined pockets of corrupt Afghan warlords, says watchdog -- FOX News
Afghanistan’s Corruption Corrodes Efforts by U.S., Watchdog Says -- Bloomberg
America's 'Ultimate Failure' in Afghanistan: Corruption by the Billions -- ABC News
Corruption and waste in Afghanistan: Role of US gov’t exposed in new report -- RT
George W. Bush’s Afghan reconstruction efforts killed by corruption -- Washington Times
Afghanistan watchdog: U.S. collaborated with 'corrupt warlords, militias and power brokers' -- Washington Examiner

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

no kidding? /s

Jay Farquharson said...

That was the Plan. At the First Loya Jurga, the US put the same batch of Warlords in charge, that destroyed Afghanistan in the Afghan Civil War, and lead to the rise of the Taliban.

This time, with a thin veneer of "democracy".

Aizino Smith said...

The only reason the Taliban won in the civil war was that Pakistan backed them.

So are the Taliban more pure and more competent than the others? Do they fart unicorn farts?

Jay Farquharson said...

The Talib didn't win the Civil War. They only managed to get control of 92% of Afghanistan, and the "purity" they had when they came charging up the Korrengal, was long gone in deals with the Warlords to get to that point.

Of course, it's not the Talib any more, now it's the Taliban who are winning.

It's been 15 years now for the US, $2.1 trillion paper dollars mortgaged, and 60 more years to go to defeat, or victory.

Aizino Smith said...

The Talib are the Taliban. The latter grew from the former.

The Talib have not been pure since they allied with the ISI. That is from the start.

The Taliban were on the verge of getting the other 8%.

Massoud was assassinated by Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda was providing muscle for the final battles.

Al Qaeda and the Taliban were linked at the hip.