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Taliban is overseeing chronic food shortages

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    The functioning government was removed from office at gun point. I suspect it is not particularly safe for aid workers and foreign government officials now in this country. It will take some time for trust to be built in the stability a totalitarian theocratic regime can build. The population is very different from 25 years ago.
    How about the $10-odd billion dollars of government cash sitting in a bank in New York that the US has frozen?

    That would probably pay for quite a lot of emergency food imports.

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    How does funding the Taliban feed the hungry population? Your link only mentions how Taliban rule upended lives, with no links to hunger in that article, only the loss of jobs, incomes, and freedoms.

    To be consistent those critics of Western intervention in Afghanistan should be pleased by the absence of it and funding of the “industrial-military complex” now?

    In any case no worries, the motherland is funding border posts and probably mines, so I’m sure your/our money is still ending up in Afghanistan somehow.

    If you’re saying our money ends up used for purposes you don’t agree with and that’s what’s differentiates before and after and why we are “all” at fault, then maybe your quarrel should be with the system of tax. Will be the first to support you in expressing your discontent vis-a-vis the right issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GentleGeorge:
    How about the $10-odd billion dollars of government cash sitting in a bank in New York that the US has frozen?

    That would probably pay for quite a lot of emergency food imports.
    Give the cash to who?

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    Probably the wrong thread to post this but it doesn’t say much positive for the West.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61508072


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