As US Ambassador Casts Doubt on Troop Increase in Afghanistan, New Report Reveals US Indirectly Funding the Taliban

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Democracy Now!
Nov. 12, 2009

As US Ambassador Casts Doubt on Troop Increase in Afghanistan, New Report Reveals US Indirectly Funding the Taliban

In a last-minute dissent ahead of a critical war cabinet meeting on escalating the Afghan war, US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry has cast doubt on a troop escalation until the Afghan government can address corruption and other internal problems. Meanwhile, a report reveals how the US government is financing the very same insurgent forces in Afghanistan that American and NATO soldiers are fighting. Investigative journalist Aram Roston traces how the Pentagon’s civilian contractors in Afghanistan end up paying insurgent groups to protect American supply routes from attack. [includes rush transcript]

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Bill Moyers Journal: Glenn Greenwald on Afghanistan, the Beltway Elite and Government Secrecy

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Bill Moyers Journal

PBS
October 30, 2009

Pt 1

Afghanistan

Bill Moyers interviews political commentator and Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald. In part one of this three part web exclusive interview, Greenwald explains what it means that President Karzai’s brother — believed to be involved in the drug trade — has been receiving payments from the CIA.

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MIR: Taliban – If You Can’t Beat Them, Buy Them!

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linktv
October 29, 2009

(Mosaic Intelligence Report: October 29, 2009)

Election run-off is few days away in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzais brother is on the CIAs payroll. Should Obama send more troops to Afghanistan? And can the Taliban be defeated?

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Rachel Maddow: CIA Funding Afghanistan’s Number One Drug Lord!

A Trail of Failed Policies and Lost Battles By Talha Mujaddidi

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A Trail of Failed Policies and Lost Battles By Talha Mujaddidi

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By Talha Mujaddidi in Pakistan
Axisoflogic.com
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

Obama brought the ‘AfPak’, doctrine with him to the White House, ostensibly with the intention of securing Afghanistan, neutralizing Al-Qaeda, bringing peace to Afghanistan. Such urbane jargons did much to soothe the ears of the news viewers in the US but in reality all such slogans were as hollow as the dark hole that the US finds itself in at the moment in Afghanistan.

The Surge in Afghanistan, has all but failed. Over 75% of Afghanistan is in the hands of Taliban. Last Saturday, eight US troops were killed in Nuristan province when, hundreds of Taliban attacked US and Afghan troops by attacking their outpost from multiple locations. [1] Today, CNN Europe reports many more civilian dead and wounded in this groteque war.

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