Biden Sends $144 Million Aid to Taliban's Afghanistan
Democrats fund terrorism the way that Republicans cut taxes. And so the Biden administration is determined to keep sending money to Afghanistan even after the Taliban takeover.
While Americans can't afford to buy a house, put gas in their cars, or food on their plates, Biden's sending $144 million to Afghanistan.
The United States announced Thursday it is providing nearly $144 million in new humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, where millions of people could face acute hunger this winter unless aid arrives soon.
National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said in a statement the U.S. assistance will be directed through independent organizations that provide support directly to more than 18.4 million vulnerable Afghans, including Afghan refugees in neighboring countries.
Sending it through "independent organizations" provides plausible deniability when those organizations and their staffers...
1. Pay protection money to the Taliban and possibly even ISIS-K
2. Pay Taliban taxes
3. Hire Taliban personnel and contract with companies either directly controlled by the Taliban or that pay money to the Taliban
These are the primary mechanisms for directing aid money to the Taliban.
She noted that the additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $474 million in 2021, the largest amount of assistance from any nation.
Not actually something to brag about considering the only thing it's done is armed and financed Islamic terrorists.
But Blinken insists that this time it'll be different.
"To be clear, this humanitarian assistance will benefit the people of Afghanistan and not the Taliban, whom we will continue to hold accountable for the commitments they have made," he asserted.
Asserted is the correct term. It's a baseless assertion that is obviously and transparently false.
The official press release states that, "This assistance is provided directly to independent humanitarian organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other international and non-governmental organizations following extensive vetting and monitoring."
As I warned in my article, "10% of Biden’s Afghanistan Aid Will Go To Taliban", UN groups had signed up with the Taliban a long time ago.
The Taliban had set up its Commission for the Arrangement and Control of Companies and Organisations at least over a decade ago. Much like the old Afghan government, it made few distinctions between for-profit companies and non-profit charities, and taxed them both.
The Taliban at one point provided a list of non-profits that had registered with their Commission for the Arrangement and Control of Companies and Organisations. The group “included UN agencies, national and international NGOs and human rights organisations” including those that “rely on funding from a wide range of sources, including both the UN and the US government”.
That was back in 2013 when the Taliban had far less power and were less intimidating.
Did Blinken's vetting compare the list of "independent organizations" USAID will be funding with the list of those on the Taliban's Commission? The information certainly exists, but you can bet that the State Department won't release it or act on it.