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Congressional Investigation Confirms: US Military Funds Afghan Warlords

Aram Roston | June 21, 2010

Security for key US military supply routes in Afghanistan is in the hands of a
small group of powerful Afghan warlords who run a massive protection
racket and may be paying off the Taliban, according to a Congressional
report being released Tuesday. The report, an advance copy of which was
obtained by The Nation, discloses that the Army has opened a criminal
investigation into the payoffs, as an Army Criminal Investigation Command
spokesman confirmed [1] this evening to the Associated Press.

The jarring report, called “Warlord, Inc,” is the result of a six-month
investigation prompted by a Nation cover story [2] last November, "How the
US Funds the Taliban [3]," about the largest US logistics contract in
Afghanistan. Under that $2.16 billion contract, called Host Nation Trucking
(HNT), the US Army has hired eight civilian trucking firms to transport
supplies to the web of combat outposts and bases set up through Afghanistan.
The Nation story, which was reported in conjunction with the
Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute, described how US taxpayer
dollars being funneled into an elaborate system of extortion in Afghanistan
as well-connected security firms made payoffs to warlords allied with
insurgents for safe passage of US military goods.

In the HNT contract, firms pay for their own private security, with little
oversight from the US government. The report by the Subcommittee on
National Security and Foreign Affairs says the resulting system promotes
corruption and strengthens warlords—while the US military looks on. The
contract “fuels warlordism, extortion, and corruption,” the report asserts,
“and it may be a significant source of funding for insurgents." “When HNT
contractors self-reported to the military that they were being extorted by
warlords for protection payments for safe passage and that these payments
were ‘funding the insurgency,’ they were largely met with indifference and
inaction,” the report adds. Among the most significant findings in the report:
“security for the US supply chain is principally provided by warlords”; “the
highway warlords run a protection racket”; “protection payments for safe
passage are a significant source of funding for the Taliban.”

“It’s outrageous that this is going on,” said Congressman John Tierney,
chairman of the subcommittee, in an interview with The Nation. “The
evidence indicates a protection racket that would make Tony Soprano
proud.”

Read more:
http://www.thenation.com/print/article/36493/congressional-investigation-confirms-us-military-funds-afghan-warlords
 

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Congressional Investigation Confirms: US Military Funds Afghan Warlords

Aram Roston | June 21, 2010

Security for key US military supply routes in Afghanistan is in the hands of a
small group of powerful Afghan warlords who run a massive protection
racket and may be paying off the Taliban, according to a Congressional
report being released Tuesday. The report, an advance copy of which was
obtained by The Nation, discloses that the Army has opened a criminal
investigation into the payoffs, as an Army Criminal Investigation Command
spokesman confirmed [1] this evening to the Associated Press.

The jarring report, called “Warlord, Inc,” is the result of a six-month
investigation prompted by a Nation cover story [2] last November, "How the
US Funds the Taliban [3]," about the largest US logistics contract in
Afghanistan. Under that $2.16 billion contract, called Host Nation Trucking
(HNT), the US Army has hired eight civilian trucking firms to transport
supplies to the web of combat outposts and bases set up through Afghanistan.
The Nation story, which was reported in conjunction with the
Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute, described how US taxpayer
dollars being funneled into an elaborate system of extortion in Afghanistan
as well-connected security firms made payoffs to warlords allied with
insurgents for safe passage of US military goods.

In the HNT contract, firms pay for their own private security, with little
oversight from the US government. The report by the Subcommittee on
National Security and Foreign Affairs says the resulting system promotes
corruption and strengthens warlords—while the US military looks on. The
contract “fuels warlordism, extortion, and corruption,” the report asserts,
“and it may be a significant source of funding for insurgents." “When HNT
contractors self-reported to the military that they were being extorted by
warlords for protection payments for safe passage and that these payments
were ‘funding the insurgency,’ they were largely met with indifference and
inaction,” the report adds. Among the most significant findings in the report:
“security for the US supply chain is principally provided by warlords”; “the
highway warlords run a protection racket”; “protection payments for safe
passage are a significant source of funding for the Taliban.”

“It’s outrageous that this is going on,” said Congressman John Tierney,
chairman of the subcommittee, in an interview with The Nation. “The
evidence indicates a protection racket that would make Tony Soprano
proud.”

Read more:
http://www.thenation.com/print/article/36493/congressional-investigation-confirms-us-military-funds-afghan-warlords
This should be no surprise. Which is why I refer to this as a Phony War. It is a known fact that the US organized, trained, funded, and gave logistical support to the Taliban in the 1980s and installed them initially into power and were instrumental in defeating the Soviet-backed military regime in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Warlords are Afghan Drug Lords. Its another Vietnam which is about controlling the flow of Opium out of the region.
 

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They are bugging out

one guy passes out n front of the press, the other verbally regurgitatesin front of the press.

Any one commading a war that their own banks finance, are going to go loony tunes.

Every warlord bullet and bomb comes from laundered drug money,
laundered by who?
 
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