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Afghanistan gets $16 billion pledge from donors– –Has someone discovered a money tree?

Max 2012/07/08 17:03:29

















July 8, 2012 11:41

Afghanistan
received donations totaling $16 billion from countries and
organizations around the world, in a pledge of continued support to the
country even after foreign troops pull out in 2014, the Associated Press reported.

The
United States, the largest donor to Afghanistan, said it will continue
its assistance steadily throughout 2017 at its average amount of under
$2 billion a year, the AP reported.

"We see this as a powerful
symbol of our commitment to Afghanistan's future," Clinton said at a
news conference after talks in Kabul with Karzai, Agence France Presse reported.

Afghanistan's
President Hamid Karzai, who attended the conference along with US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
said that his country would require $4 billion a year in aid for
civilians, Agence France Presse reported.

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  • Max 2012/07/08 17:05:40
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    Here is a title to a related article and a link:Hillary Clinton declares Afghanistan a 'major non-Nato ally' of US

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  • Max Max 2012/07/08 17:23:01
    Max
    The following article may help to explain the billions of dollars in foreign aid we distribute around the world, in case you didn't know this already:

    Afghans to do America's laundry
    ... 'cause that what friends are for, eh?

    US brings Afghans into NATO fold
    Hillary Clinton said that after talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzi that awarding Afghanistan the new NATO status was a 'powerful symbol to our commitment to Afghanistan's future.'

    They should have said NATO'S fluff and fold.

    Afghanistan's future? More likely the future of the military/industrial complex.

    Foreign aid is basically a money-laundering operation. It wouldn't look right to take tax dollars and just hand them over to the corporations that rule America, so the funds first travel to military "allies", then circle back in the form of arms purchases.

    And no bones are made about that:

    The change, effective immediately, makes it easier for Kabul to purchase US military equipment.

    People have been wondering for years, for instance, why the US gives billions in aid to Israel. But all they have to do is a little reading to find out:

    Israel is bound by the agreement to use 75 per cent of the aid to buy military hardware made in the US: in the crisis-racked US economy, those military factories are critical to many towns.

    Yeah, ev...





    The following article may help to explain the billions of dollars in foreign aid we distribute around the world, in case you didn't know this already:

    Afghans to do America's laundry
    ... 'cause that what friends are for, eh?

    US brings Afghans into NATO fold
    Hillary Clinton said that after talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzi that awarding Afghanistan the new NATO status was a 'powerful symbol to our commitment to Afghanistan's future.'

    They should have said NATO'S fluff and fold.

    Afghanistan's future? More likely the future of the military/industrial complex.

    Foreign aid is basically a money-laundering operation. It wouldn't look right to take tax dollars and just hand them over to the corporations that rule America, so the funds first travel to military "allies", then circle back in the form of arms purchases.

    And no bones are made about that:

    The change, effective immediately, makes it easier for Kabul to purchase US military equipment.

    People have been wondering for years, for instance, why the US gives billions in aid to Israel. But all they have to do is a little reading to find out:

    Israel is bound by the agreement to use 75 per cent of the aid to buy military hardware made in the US: in the crisis-racked US economy, those military factories are critical to many towns.

    Yeah, even Israel (or should I say especially Israel?) does America's laundry.

    When war is the only game in town, it's crucial to keep it going, even if the arms manufacturer you work for becomes filthy rich while not paying you enough to - as George W. Bush said so eloquently - "put food on your family" (video).

    The US has two laundry lists: one for its "allies" and another for countries who get their arms elsewhere. The ones on the second list are scheduled for regime change.

    http://yayacanada.blogspot.co...
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