Special Report: Stalking the Taliban in Afghan currency markets

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Sonnyjc9 wrote:

Mission creep. Seems to me that stopping the drug trade and money transfers would be a better way to defeat the Taliban than on the ground where they disappear and blend into the local population from whence they came. No money no guns or ammunition to wage war.

Dec 22, 2012 7:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mirab wrote:

It sounds like the south American drugs cartels story where some group wants the business all to themselves.

Dec 23, 2012 5:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
mirab wrote:

It sounds like the south American drugs cartels story where some group wants the business all to themselves.

Dec 23, 2012 5:33am EST  --  Report as abuse

The afghan parliment is full of warlords, druglords, fraudsters and criminals. The US empower these guys with money and weapons no different to their policy in Latin America. It is only after the US invasion that the narcotics trade has sky rocketed alongside customs such as basha bazi which were curbed. Hamid Karzai’s brother until he was killed was one of the biggest drug dealers in the country. This poor chap probably got on the wrong side of the corrupt elites who reported him no different to how pakistani government officials extort businesses threating to get the US to list companies as terrorist organisations.

Dec 23, 2012 7:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
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