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2019-09-20 Afghanistan
US State Dept: Funds Withheld Because of Corruption
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-09-20 00:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6509 views ]  Top

#1 A lot of people have already got rich from American largesse without oversight since the Obama years. Good move to reduce involvement in Afghanistan, forcing them to man up and clean their own house.

Most of the pro-democracy contenders in Afghanistan are not the virtuous altruists fighting for a State free from the taliban, or against islamic madness. For them 'self-determination' and 'democracy' are just the jargon of a proposed paradise of corrupt bureaucracy and sycophancy to the highest bidder, against the interests of the common citizen, who shall continue to be screwed.

These are people who wish to become a lot like the Indian state, ravagers of their own land. They plan to build a state where they can legally exploit the masses - pimping out their own people to mega-corporations, living off the exchequer and tying up generations of Afghans in a bureaucratic net of servitude. They'll gladly sell out to the Chinese if America ever does stabilize them. They'll send a prize asshole to the UN table and pretend to be a nation, while the common man in Afghanistan will imagine his new democratic state mostly in his own mind.

Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-20 04:54||   2019-09-20 04:54|| Front Page Top

#2 Much like Europeans, all they want to do is take, take, take. They don't want us there, we don't want to be there, where's the disconnect? Get out. Bases closed, troops home. No benefit to us whatsoever.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-09-20 07:10||   2019-09-20 07:10|| Front Page Top

#3 re other words Democrats.
Posted by AlanC 2019-09-20 07:21||   2019-09-20 07:21|| Front Page Top

#4 From the title I thought this was about Puerto Rico.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-20 08:04||   2019-09-20 08:04|| Front Page Top

#5 P2K, I don't think the State Department controls funds to Puerto Rico.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2019-09-20 11:58||   2019-09-20 11:58|| Front Page Top

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