Posted by Ada Coddington
A money changer shows Afghan afghani bills along a street in Kabul on June 30, 2021. Photo: AFP/Adel Berry
After 20 years and a staggering US$2.23 trillion spent in a “forever war” persistently spun as promoting democracy and benefiting the “Afghan people,” it’s legitimate to ask what the Empire of Chaos has to show for it.
The numbers are dire. Afghanistan remains the world’s 7th poorest nation: 47% of the population lives below the poverty line, according to the Asian Development Bank. No less than 75% of the – dissolved – Kabul government’s budget was coming from international aid. According to the World Bank, that aid was responsible for the turnover of 43% of the economy – one that was mired in massive government corruption.
read more at https://www.unz.com/pescobar/forever-war-benefiting-afghans-follow-the-money/
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