Thursday, December 18, 2008


This is coolbert:

Here thanks to Robert Spencer of JihadWatch for the tip!

More info - - and troubling so too - - on the main supply route [MSR] for the American/NATO troops currently fighting in Afghan.

The MSR, running from Karachi to Kabul, through the Khyber Pass. The MSR that recently, perhaps for some time now, has come under concerted assault by Taliban and other bad guys.

A MSR, the severing of which, would place the American/NATO mission in Afghan in grave peril.

These trucking concerns, independent Pakistani companies, outside contractors, that transport the much-needed supplies, are now and have been for some time paying bribes/extortion money/baksheesh to the Taliban as a price for safe passage.

"baksheesh. (in the Near and Middle East) –noun 1. a tip, present, or gratuity."

"Taleban tax: allied supply convoys pay their enemies for safe passage"

"The West is indirectly funding the insurgency in Afghanistan thanks to a system of payoffs to Taleban commanders who charge protection money to allow convoys of military supplies to reach Nato bases in the south of the country"

The very folks the American/NATO forces are fighting are also being PAID by those same American/NATO contingents!! Indirectly paid, but still being PAID!!

The Taliban and other local tribesmen in the vicinity of the Khyber are NOW NOT satisfied with the amount of the bribes/extortion money/baksheesh they have been getting. Must NOW also steal a certain quantity of supplies and destroy a certain percentage too!!??

This is just too much!

Please recall a previous “deal with the Devil” made by U.S. authorities that is reminiscent of this current situation. The “deal” to “spring” the Mafiosi gangster Lucky Luciano from prison during World War Two [WW2]. In return for releasing Lucky, the mafia was given the responsibility of “guarding” the docks of New York City [NYC] against sabotage of the Black Tom variety!!

A “deal” made with the full understanding that the mafia would steal about 10 % of all cargo passing through the port of NYC! AN ACCEPTED COST OF DOING BUSINESS DURING WARTIME!!

If during the WW2 years of rationing and ration cards, it was always possible to buy beyond your quota hard-to-find cuts of meat, spare tires for the car, gasoline, etc. Thanks to Lucky and the mafia, if you knew of a “source”, such rare and desirable items could be had - - for a price!!

King of the Khyber Pass - - where are you when we need you!!??

[in most locales, wearing a mask in public is against the law, unless part of a gala event!!]


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