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Kucinich: ‘We may be funding our own killers in Afghanistan’

• Raw Story

On June 7, the day Afghanistan became America’s longest-ever war, the New York Times reported on an ongoing investigation poised to prove that private security companies "are using American money to bribe the Taliban" to fuel combat and thus enhance demand for their services. The news follows a "series of events last month that suggested all-out collusion with the insurgents," the Times said.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a leading opponent of the war, wondered, "Is the U.S. paying for attacks on U.S. troops?”

"Our troops are dying in Afghanistan, and now it turns out we may be funding their killers," Kucinich said in a statement e-mailed to Raw Story, renewing his longstanding call for a pullout. "Our continued presence in Afghanistan is detrimental to our security."

"The American people are paying to prop up a corrupt government that may be using our money to pay private companies to drum up business by paying the insurgents to attack our troops," he said.


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Comment by Ed Price
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We ARE funding them. 

The biggest (and most hidden) way we are funding them is through our government loan repayments to the Federal Reserve Bank. These funds go from the FED to the World Bank to fund all of the big war operations in the world. 

Of course, it is our taxes that pay the FED. But, if that isn't enough, then throw in the fact that all the bank loan repayments from individual citizens on their private bank loans, are not repayments, because the loans were really not loans in the first place. They are creations of new money. This makes the repayments "gifts" to the banks. They go to the FED - to the World Bank - for the same uses that our taxes are used for. 


Comment by Die Daily
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Now it seems there are at least two senses in which we are "funding our own killers" over there.