Saturday, December 13, 2008

Why NATO is making no headway in Afghanistan

NATO is paying protection money to the Taliban. (via BRF)
The Times has learnt that it is in the outsourcing of convoys that payoffs amounting to millions of pounds, including money from British taxpayers, are given to the Taleban.

If the attacks on NATO convoys in Pakistan continue and if NATO succeeds in opening up the alternate supply routes - safer though longer - through the other end of the Old Silk Route, then this may actually end up weakening the Taliban.