America’s Gulf Allies Give the Taliban 200 Million Dollars a Year

If you’re wondering why the Taliban have proven so hard to beat, it’s because our friendly Middle Eastern oil sheik allies keep slipping them sizable fortunes to tie up American foreign policy and kill American soldiers while promoting the Caliphate.

Hundreds of millions of dollars a year are being channelled into the hands of the Taliban – much of it from the Gulf, an expert told the GDN yesterday.

Shady charities in the GCC continue to funnel cash to Afghanistan to fund insurgents, said Afghanistan Centre for Research and Policy Studies director Haroun Mir.

“The Taliban gets $200 million a year to carry out its activities and recruit young people to spread terror across the world,” he said on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue. “This huge amount of money is coming from somewhere and one main channel is bogus charities in GCC and Arab states, which collect funds that are used for illegal activities instead of noble causes.”

That money buys weapons and fighters which keep the war going. Some percentage of the Taliban’s fighters are true believers, but a sizable portion are mercenaries who fight because the money is there. And even most of those who believe would likely not have kept on fighting without financial backing.

As in Korea, the United States has gotten stuck fighting proxy armies of its true enemies. Fighting the Taliban is a long and bruising waste of time. Defeating their masters and paymasters has always been the answer.

  • JacksonPearson

    Yep, dry up buying Arab oil, and terrorism will slowly die.

    "Rahman Al Saud. The peninsula was a gift, or more correctly a bribe, for his performance as a warlord fighting his Muslim brothers on behalf of the Brits (actually it was on behalf of himself but the Brits are easily fooled). He named his fiefdom after himself, calling Arabia "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." It wasn't, however, much of a prize, or so it seemed at the time. The Saud-Wahhabi "state" was devastated economically throughout the 1930s. But then geologists discovered the world's largest, best quality, and most easily extracted crude oil deposits. Enter the OPEC cartel in 1960, and the confiscation of British and American oil assets, and fundamentalist Wahhab Islam was fueled and ready to attack the world. And so it would be. Beginning in 1960, and flowing out of Saudi Arabia, jihadist Islam, the Islam of Muhammad, the Kharij, of the Hashshashin Fedayeen, of Ibn Taymiyah, and Muhammad Wahhab, set out to terrorize mankind.

    Make no mistake, the Saud warlords ruling the fiefdom of Saudi Arabia are Wahhabist and resolute Salafists. That is why Saudi Arabia is one of the world's leading terrorist manufacturing facilities and the wellhead of terror funding. It is why 85% of the 9/11 suicide bombers were Saudi subjects. Al-Qaeda is Salafist and Wahhabist, and thus is in lockstep with the Islamic educational and religious system entrenched in Saudi Arabia. Osama bin Laden's authority comes from Salafi Islam. Period." —Craig Winn

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "But then geologists discovered the world's largest, best quality, and most easily extracted crude oil deposits."

    A Christian missionary looking for water discovered the oil.

  • SoCalMike

    Another example of obsequious American diplomats pretending to conduct foreign policy.
    They simply kitty lick and shower with taxpayer money and weapons systems and now even entire countries along with armies to the very people they should be fighting and isolating.

  • Greg P. in OK

    The U.S. State Dept. is giving/spending (free) $770 million of our taxpayer dollars to build and repair mosques over there. We provide a place for the Islamic fanatics to meet while our Gulf allies provide weapons for the fanatics to destroy us. Go figure… I think we have more insane people in Wash DC then we have in our mental institutions.