Afghanistan received $15.7 billion in aid this year and most of it from USA. That amount is about 92 per cent of all Afghanistan public spending. It has been an abject failure. Money intended for the needy ends up in the hands of the corrupt.
No less corrupt is the president we put into power – Hamid Karzai.
This corrupt monster we put into power in Afghanistan and who continues to receive billions in aid is pushing for terrorist Abdul Rasoul Sayyaf to become the next president of Afghanistan. Sayvaf is the man who brought Osama bin Laden to power and he is now a powerful member of the Afghanistan parliament.
Since our troops have been withdrawn, Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.
Karzai wants kingmaker, Atta Mohammad Noor, to support Sayvaf, though Noor has made no commitment yet.
It will likely cost them aid, but with Obama, who knows.
Mr. Sayvef’s background via 24 all news:
Mr. Sayyaf’s name looms large in the history of militant Islam. Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist movement in the Philippines, is named after him. In the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Sayyaf’s Saudi-backed movement ran training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan that were initially set up for anti-Soviet mujahedeen fighters, according to witnesses and the U.S. government’s 9/11 commission report. These camps eventually attracted thousands of Arab and international jihadis, including many whom fought in Bosnia and Chechnya.
Al Qaeda’s founder came to Mr. Sayyaf’s camps when he joined the anti-Soviet jihad in the 1980s and returned to Afghanistan with Mr. Sayyaf’s help in 1996. Ramzi Yousef, the 1993 World Trade Center bomber, also trained in Mr. Sayyaf’s camps.
The 9/11 commission report described Mr. Sayyaf as the “mentor” of Khalid Shaikh Muhammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks who is currently incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He is now being portrayed as a US ally but it was a temporary matter of convenience. He is no ally and this is a hair-raising, though not certain, possibility. Just this past September, he urged the “Mujahedeen who are able, should fight.”
Photo of Abdul Sayvaf marking anniversary of the 1992 mujahadeen victory