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Afghanistan will need ‘billions in foreign aid,’ US agency warns

RT | January 31, 2020

A US agency warned on Friday that Afghanistan will need vast amounts of foreign funding to keep its government afloat through 2024. International money pays for roughly 75 percent of all of Afghanistan’s costs, while government revenue covers barely a quarter of Afghan public expenditures.

The warning comes as foreign donors become increasingly angry over the cost of corruption and the US seeks a peace deal with the Taliban to withdraw its troops from the country. The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which issues reports quarterly to US Congress, monitors all US spending relating to the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

According to the SIGAR report for the last quarter of 2019, international donors, led by Washington, provide the Afghan government with $8.5 billion annually to cover everything from security to education and health care. The US is paying $4.2 billion yearly just for Afghanistan’s security and defense forces.

SIGAR also said that “enemy-initiated attacks” rose sharply last year, with the fourth quarter seeing a total of 8,204 attacks – up from 6,974 during the same period in 2018.

January 31, 2020 - Posted by | Militarism | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Let’s see, The USA was attacked by 19 Saudi Arabians, who never went to trial under USA Law.
    Consequently, the USA attacked Afghanistan, revived that country’s Opium industry, and now the USA has a HUGE Opioid dependence, not to mention a staggering NATIONAL DEBT $23 TRILLION and rising fast.
    Now, Afghanistan needs $BILLIONS in foreign aid(Trillions?)
    America’s Industrial production has been exported to Asian Sweatshops for slave labour.
    America’s RICHEST people have over 90% of their countries wealth, while the rest are pushed down into “The New Poor”
    The President was going to “Drain the Swamp”, it never happened, he was going to “build a Wall”…it never happened.
    The American Congress has been bought by the “1%” and nothing is being done to correct the Corruption that is there for everyone to see.
    The USA now has a Domestic Military, to keep “The People” under control of the “1%”
    The USA appears to be the “World’s Largest Clown Circus”
    But…..WHO is behind it all…….???

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 31, 2020 | Reply


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