Monday, September 6, 2010

$1,000 Bounty: Iran Pays Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops

A Sunday Times investigation says that Irananian companies in Kabul are being used funnel money to Taliban militants.

The Sunday Times report requires a subscription, but Fox News outlines the strategy this way:

The Iranian companies win contracts to supply materials and logistics to Afghans involved in reconstruction. The money often comes in the form of aid from foreign donors.

Profits are transferred through poorly regulated Afghan banks — including Kabul Bank, which is partly owned by President Hamid Karzai’s brother Mahmood — to Tehran and Dubai.

From these countries, the money returns to Afghanistan through the informal Islamic banking system known as hawala to be dispersed to the Taliban READ MORE...

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