International plans to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan are bound to enrich the hardened terrorists at the core of the Taliban’s new regime, according to a House Republican who deployed to Afghanistan in the U.S. Army. “If they believe that they can push aid into Afghanistan and it not go to the Taliban, they’re kidding themselves,” Rep. Mike Waltz, a Florida Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, told the Washington Examiner. “They’re living in a fantasy land.”
U.S. officials met with Taliban envoys in Doha this week for “candid and professional” talks that focused on the “provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people,” as Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team put it. Western officials argue that they can avert the refugee crisis without aiding the Taliban, but Waltz panned that hope, citing the Haqqani Network’s clout within the regime. “The Haqqani Network is in charge of Kabul, and Kabul has 25-30% of the Afghan populace,” he said. “They have a long history of skimming aid.”

Source : The Denver Gazzete

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