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Russia funds Taliban in war against Nato forces

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by BMD, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. BMD

    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russia-funds-taliban-in-war-against-nato-forces-hvfl3cgrg

    Russia funds Taliban in war against Nato forces
    Anthony Loyd, Kabul


    October 16 2017, 12:01am, The Times

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    Russia seems to be trying to undermine the Afghan army as part of a proxy war against the US and its alliesPARWIZ/REUTERS
    Russia is funding Taliban military operations against Nato in Afghanistan through a covert programme of laundered fuel sales, The Times has learnt from members of the Islamist group and Afghan officials.

    Russian intelligence services are sending fleets of fuel tankers into Afghanistan through the Hairatan border crossing with Uzbekistan. From there, they are delivered free of charge to front companies operating on behalf of the Taliban. The arrangement allows about $2.5 million raised in cash from the sale of the fuel each month to be delivered directly to insurgent paymasters.
     
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    Grevion Professional Think Troll ELITE MEMBER

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    Tit for tat i would say.....
     
  3. sangos

    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Allegations. Afaik the Russians officially are denying any pentagon style 'train/arm/fund/wine/dine/bed sharing' head choppers largesse.
     
  4. BMD

    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Of course they would deny it.
     
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    Dagger 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Pretty evil to support people who primarily suicide bomb civilians just to poke the eyes of your enemies.
     
  6. BMD

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    Sadly it's the way of the world. Russia is only fighting terrorists in Syria because it's in their political interests. Elsewhere in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Russia and China actively support terrorists, and Chinese MANPADS have definitely been active among terror groups.
     
  7. GSLV Mk III

    GSLV Mk III Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Good to know that the enlightened western world don't :lol:
     
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  8. The enlightened

    The enlightened Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Don't see how Indians can cheer this.

    Strong Taliban = Strong Kashmir insurgency!
     

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