The Biden administration has pledged to provide over $300 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. “This brings total US humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021″, making America “the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.”
US tax dollars will end up in the hands of the Taliban, enabling them to wage jihad and expand the scope of the Sharia. In the process, the Taliban will be committing the worst human rights abuses imaginable, especially against women and minorities.
Two months ago, the Taliban wrote to the US Congress to ask for money. Breitbart reported that the jihadist group “is unlikely to find much sympathy in the U.S. Congress,” and went on to state:
In August, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rob Portman (R-OH) wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the U.S. to lead a global campaign to keep Afghan assets out of Taliban hands. The Taliban are sponsors of terrorism who maintain close ties with Al-Qaeda, and therefore they cannot be trusted to distribute money to the Afghan people who desperately need it,” their statement read, “and will instead use any and all funds to actively advance priorities hostile to U.S. interests.”
The Taliban deny ties to al-Qaeda, though they have appointed senior members of the Haqqani Network, a jihadist terror cell with close ties to al-Qaeda, to major government posts.
But the skeptics in Congress are not aligned with the Biden Administration. The latter even “denied ties between the Taliban and the Haqqani Network in August.”
The tax dollars of the American people, especially during a severe economic downturn, should not be blindly sent over to Afghanistan when it is obvious that a significant portion will be used by the Taliban to fund jihad terror and human rights abuses.
“Biden administration promises $308m in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan”, by Nathan Place, Independent, January 11, 2022:
The United States will provide more than $300 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, the Biden administration has announced.
“The United States is announcing a new contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan,” Emily Horne, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, said in a statement on Tuesday.
“This brings total US humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021, and we remain the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.”
Earlier this year, the Biden administration abruptly withdrew US military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting off the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist regime that quickly regained power after the withdrawal. But in the NSC’s statement, American officials said they were not abandoning the country.
“The United States is committed to supporting the Afghan people and we continue to consider all options available to us,” Ms Horne said. “We stand with the people of Afghanistan.”
Ms Horne said the aid, provided by the United States Agency for International Development, is meant to alleviate suffering in the country caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and other problems, including “drought, malnutrition, and the winter season”.
Specifically, the money is intended to fund shelter, health care, food, water, sanitation, winterisation, and other services for the Afghan people.
Afghanistan’s economy has badly suffered since the Taliban returned….