Taliban Militants Equipped With US High-Tech Combat Gear – Reports

Taliban Militants Equipped With US High-Tech Combat Gear – Reports:

US high-tech combat equipment intended for use by the special forces of Afghanistan reportedly flows into the hands of militants of the radical Taliban group, a US-based media outlet revealed Sunday.

Pentagon officials believe that the militants are stealing equipment or buying it on the black market, the New York Times reported.

It is also possible that the equipment, which got into the hands of the Taliban, later goes to the militants of other terrorist groups and is used in conflict zones outside of Afghanistan, the sources said.

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Pentagon Admits Billions In US Funds Disappeared in Afghanistan To “Fraud, Waste And Abuse”

Sure!

Pentagon Admits Billions In US Funds Disappeared in Afghanistan To “Fraud, Waste And Abuse”:

…more than $3.1 billion in taxpayer funds provided to the Afghan Armed Forces was “grossly mismanaged.”

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‘Peanuts’…

$21 Trillion Of Unauthorized Spending – Trillions Of Taxpayer Dollars Gone Missing – The Pentagon “lost” $6.5 TRILLION in 2015 and nobody cares – Army Fudged Its Accounts By Trillions Of Dollars

$21 TRILLION of unauthorized spending by US govt discovered by economics professor

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Pakistan Is Building a Wall to Keep Out Terrorists: ‘Simplest Solution in the History of the World’

Pakistan Is Building a Wall to Keep Out Terrorists: ‘Simplest Solution in the History of the World’:

NORTH WAZIRISTAN, PAKISTAN — Pakistan is building a border wall with Afghanistan, after decades of unsuccessfully controlling the flow of terrorists and criminals who quietly slip back and forth across the porous 1,500-mile border between the two countries, evading capture.

The wall is not concrete, but consists of a comprehensive border system that includes two layers of 12-feet-tall barbed-wire fencing, surveillance cameras, solar lights, an intrusion detection system, and hundreds of manned forts and thousands of observation posts. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

Last week, Breitbart News and two other news outlets were escorted by the Pakistan military into the country’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to one fort along the border near the Pakistani village of Miran Shah and just about 20 miles from Khost, Afghanistan – once considered a terrorist hotbed.

There, shiny double-layered fencing could be seen zigzagging the hilly terrain for miles between observation posts, spaced two to three miles apart. They are currently being manned by the Pakistan Army Frontier Corps.

H/t reader kevin a.

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Mixed reactions to Afghan offer of Taliban recognition

Mixed reactions to Afghan offer of Taliban recognition:

The armed group has yet to respond to the request – which would pave the way for them to eventually be recognised as a political party. But not all Afghans are happy for Ghani to pursue peace at any cost.

H/t reader Squodgy:

“But what about the heroine?

Last time the Taliban were in charge, the drug trade dried up.”

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US Afghan Operation is an ‘Unwinable’ War, Scholar Explains Why

US Afghan Operation is an ‘Unwinable’ War, Scholar Explains Why:

According to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, a record number of Afghan civilians were killed or wounded during attacks in 2017. While the majority of victims were killed or wounded by anti-government insurgents, international troops were responsible for 20 percent of the civilian casualties.

Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Amalendu Misra, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University in the UK.

Sputnik: The report indicates that 20 percent of the casualties was caused by aerial strikes, and the US is the only country known to carry out these attacks in Afghanistan. What is your take on Washington’s role in the conflict?

Amalendu Misra: The nature of warfare in Afghanistan has changed considerably. What we realize is that the coalition forces are afraid to go to the ground, they’re afraid to put boots on the ground, so to speak, so they are fighting the war from a distance. Drone warfare, aerial bombing and so on and so forth, because as it has been realized after almost 17 years of military operations, you simply can’t win the war on the ground, so if we have this increased number of casualties, it’s a direct outcome of this new warfare.

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Islam: Here Is What You Get For An Answer When You Ask About Rape In Marriage (Video)

In case you want to know….

Three Quran Verses Every Woman Should Know (Video) – #Islam, #Muslims, #Quran

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Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan

Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan:

Trump’s Hypocritical Concern

…”In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses:  174 deaths per day.  Seven per hour.  We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge.

My Administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need.  The struggle will be long and difficult — but, as Americans always do, we will prevail.” (Trump State of the Union, emphasis added)

Trump brings to the forefront the story of the Holets family of New Mexico:

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‘It’s about time the US realized it needs to get out of Afghanistan’

‘It’s about time the US realized it needs to get out of Afghanistan’:

The US has no business in Afghanistan but it loves war and could be there for another 17 years, killing hundreds of thousands more people, according to Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

The US State Department confirmed Tuesday that several Americans were among the victims in Saturday’s attack on a hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, where 22 people died in the overnight siege by Taliban militants, local officials said. On Wednesday, a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb next to the office of the humanitarian group Save the Children in Jalalabad.

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‘ISIS/Daesh Want to Give the Impression That Nowhere is Safe’ – Afghan Journalist

‘Daesh Want to Give the Impression That Nowhere is Safe’ – Afghan Journalist:

Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack on the offices of the international non-profit organisation, Save the Children. The attack has killed at least three people, and wounded upward of twenty five others. Sputnik spoke to Ali Latifi, an Afghanistan-based journalist, to find out more about Daesh’s presence in the war-torn country.

H/t reader squodgy:

“So, tell me again, did America get rid of ISIS as they promised?”

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