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Thursday, September 19, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington is taking back $100 million intended for an Afghan energy infrastructure project, citing unacceptably high levels of corruption in the Afghan government. In the harshly worded statement Thursday, Pompeo said the U.S. will still finish the massive project that involves five power substations and a maze of transmission lines in southern Afghanistan. It just won't be spending the money through Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government, blaming the "Afghan government's inability to transparently manage U.S. Government resources."

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Afghan govt is corrupt???!!!

What was your first clue, mate?

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-09-19 02:41 PM | Reply

It is about time.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-09-20 01:25 PM | Reply

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

--Job 1:21

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2019-09-21 04:44 PM | Reply

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