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NATO: The U.S. Funds the Taliban


"Nato is now mapping the entire Taliban support structure in Balochistan, from ISI- run training camps near Quetta to huge ammunition dumps, arrival points for Taliban's new weapons and meeting places of the shura, or leadership council, in Quetta, which is headed by Mullah Mohammed Omar, the group's leader since its creation a dozen years ago."

"In Panjwai the Taliban had also established a training camp to teach guerrillas how to penetrate Kandahar, a separate camp to train suicide bombers and a full surgical field hospital. Nato estimated the cost of Taliban ammunition stocks at around £2.6 million. "The Taliban could not have done this on their own without the ISI," said a senior Nato officer.

Gen Musharraf this week admitted that "retired" ISI officers might be involved in aiding the Taliban, the closest he has come to admitting the agency's role."


"The United States has accused Pakistan?s main spy agency of deliberately undermining Nato efforts in Afghanistan by helping the Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants they are supposed to be fighting."


So we fund Pakistan, whose security service creates, runs, and funds the Taliban and Al-Qaeda...whom we fight in Afghanistan????


This was news to you?


ISI has been doing this for a long time. they needed a fundamentalist friendly nation next to them so they could concentrate on India.

lol which has been known for since the taliban won the civil war. so decade old news???


Just like we helped OBL fight the Russians back in the day.


I liked your old avatar HH, the one with Iroh.


I know that we need a perpetual state of war to ensure the stability of society (especially as long as Altruism is our moral code). But the blatant nature of funding both sides so openly does surprise me.