A new article in the November 30, 2009 issue of The Nation, by Aram Roston, should be a game changer. As Roston reveals, "US military officials in Kabul estimate that a minimum of 10 percent of the Pentagon's logistics contracts--hundreds of millions of dollars--consists of payments to insurgents."
Afghan government security officials told The Nation, "It's a big part of their income."
In short, the United States is funding Taliban and Afghan insurgents who are killing and wounding US troops. But why ?
The Pentagon doesn't have enough forces to defend the supply convoys that bring food, water, bullets, equipment of all sorts to American troops stationed at remote command posts in hostile Afghan territory. So, it contracts with a welter of private Afghan contracting firms that have sprung up to take the lucrative supply business.
Read the rest at: AlterNet.org
For more news like this go to NoAgendaShow.com and Gitmo Nation Roundtable.
For lively discussion on this topic and more go to NoAgendaForums.com and NoAgendaChat.com.