$10 Million A Day Leaving Afghanistan

Corruption Suspected in Airlift of Billions in Cash From Kabul.  WSJ.

Ya think?!?!?

More than $3 billion in cash has been openly flown out of Kabul International Airport in the past three years, a sum so large that U.S. investigators believe top Afghan officials and their associates are sending billions of diverted U.S. aid and logistics dollars and drug money to financial safe havens abroad.

The amount declared as it leaves the airport is vast in a nation where the gross domestic product last year totaled $13.5 billion. More declared cash flies out of Kabul each year than the Afghan government collects in tax and customs revenue nationwide. “It’s not like they grow money on trees here,” said a U.S. official investigating corruption and Taliban financing. “A lot of this looks like our tax dollars being stolen. And opium, of course.”

U.S. officials do not buy the innocent excuses provided by Aghan officials.  They have to work with these people though.

The U.S.-led initiatives carry significant risks: many of those believed by U.S. officials to be involved in shipping money out of the country are key Afghan power brokers who are important allies in the fight against the Taliban.

Diplomacy in play.  While someone else’s money is being hijacked out of sight.  Without a trail. 

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4 responses to “$10 Million A Day Leaving Afghanistan

  1. Gee, McChrystal didn’t say squat about this?

  2. Not yet at least.

    He probably had his hands tied by D.C.

  3. Where there is war, there are those profiteering from it, it’s always the way.

    The sad thing is that we have so many of our brightest and best military personnel being killed for a war that is being managed by a incompetent boob, Obama.

    They can’t figure out how to “win” this war, so they will just keep sending or soldiers over there to die. No President wants to be the one to pull out without a “win” to brag about. Therefore, men and women will die, our military resources depleted, and our tax money will go down the tubes.

  4. The Selected sure did like to strut around in front of the cameras electioneering as if he was the greatest solution to the U.S. presidency ever. So when the clueless voted in the community organizer, little did they know he would not be able to deliver. Instead, he continues to strut around and feign as if he is really working it, as foreigners abscond with U.S. cash, and patriotic American soldiers do their duty. He did not even have duty enough to sign up for the Selective Service when the time came for him to do even that.