Monday, July 25, 2011

Terrorists 'R Us, II: Report: US transport funds end up with Taliban

24 Jul 2011 Money from a multibillion-dollar U.S. transportation contract in Afghanistan has made its way into the hands of the Taliban, The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing an unreleased investigation by the U.S. military. The Post said the probe found evidence of "involvement in a criminal enterprise or support of the enemy" by four of the eight companies contracted by the U.S. to provide transportation services in Afghanistan. It also said contractors were involved in money laundering, profiteering, kickbacks and fraudulent paperwork. The newspaper said all eight of the companies are still working on the $2.16 billion contract.

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