Everybody In This Ongoing Scam Gets Funded By US Taxpayers. Everybody
" A year-long military-led investigation has concluded that U.S. taxpayer money has been indirectly funneled to the Taliban under a $2.16 billion transportation contract that the United States has funded in part to promote Afghan businesses.
The unreleased investigation provides seemingly definitive evidence that corruption puts U.S. transportation money into enemy hands, a finding consistent with previous inquiries carried out by Congress, other federal agencies and the military. Yet U.S. and Afghan efforts to address the problem have been slow and ineffective, and all eight of the trucking firms involved in the work remain on U.S. payroll. In March, the Pentagon extended the contract for six months."
All bullshit, a total lie. Everybody involved knows this continuous garbage is one huge scam that's been going on since the beginning. For years empire has subsidized it's so called enemy to justify it's presence in Afghanistan. The opium business is far too lucrative and the strategic importance of central Asian bases supersedes any trivial matters of democracy or the phony war on terror.
In order to maintain this profitable hoax the US has paid substantial money to keep their bogeymen "enemies" fat and healthy and operational:
"In this grotesque carnival, the US military's contractors are forced to pay suspected insurgents to protect American supply routes. It is an accepted fact of the military logistics operation in Afghanistan that the US government funds the very forces American troops are fighting. And it is a deadly irony, because these funds add up to a huge amount of money for the Taliban."