Krystal and Saagar expose the grifters and frauds who have profited off the Afghanistan war for the past 20 years with little scrutiny
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Literally the whole plot to the movie "war dogs"
The obvious, but man do the U.S. soldiers deserve better.
They killed their gravy train. That’s the point of the backlash
Annie Jacobsen does some great investigative work on how the Jason scientists were basically kicked to the curb in exchange for lobbyists and CEO of MIC companies…
I honestly think the legislators who consistently kowtow to the defense lobby are afraid for their lives. I firmly believe that anyone who votes to end the gravy train is likely to have a freak car accident or an unexpected heart attack.
Keep up the good work K&S….Thanks.
Same old same old
IRAQ was the GRIFT on the GRIFT
They keep ignored amrirulaa soleh
He is honest man . He is still fighting to Taliban even all odd against him . USA don't want to war ended they just make terrorist stronger by giving miltary after leaving .
As if I needed more fuel to fire up my anger when it comes to this topic, they remind us this is all about the $ to begin with. To all the frauds and grifters who made boatloads of cash while US forces and innocent civilians die, your time is coming up. The UAV program needs more target practice for their latest radar and scanning tech, and the newer stealth models require live testing.
Money laundering and poppies. Most of the countries the US supports are essentially a .oney laundering operation.
Surprise Crystal? Government is corrupt so why push big government programs that end up corrupt!!
NOT "WE," but our government.
And we’re going to do it again in Somalia….
get ready for "Afganistan- the return",or Afganistan -2
And our Congress, both houses support this behavior because of the payoffs. And this is our democracy?
Most of the money never left AMERICA
The weirdest thing is, this grifting happens nearly anytime someone is lent a bunch of money from the US. Take Haiti for example, the earthquake funds given (the older earthquake) by the US were essentially spent on repairing the richer part of Haiti, a little taken off the top for the top brass, and the rest sent back. This is sadly normal, and I don't know how it's taken this long the get a news piece on it
Time magazine 11 years ago reported on the “training” of the Afghan army. https://youtu.be/VBXflAFCk64
If you think that's bad, wait till you find out that there is a grift to an exponential degree here in America. We're talking about a good per-cent of the country has connections to the security / military industrial complex. The state contracts groups of political factions that are predominantly white existing on the left and right authoritarian political spectrum, and various crime organizations. It is a hierarchy of grift. They have literally sucked out all of the wealth in our country and they are using the government to funnel tax payer money around to these various groups, our government is like a shell company, the bureaucratic infrastructure is so that these various groups can control the government from within and so that the elite class can direct it through them, the layers of bureaucratic infrastructure also creates a type of protection from accountability. crime organizations and through the elite of the predominant industries here; business, finance, media and entertainment, political, military, and security: It is all a big fucking grift, they manufacture our reality, and the American people are the suckers.
Wars Will End, But The Costs
Don't End! The Forgotten War
Of Afghanistan Cost U.S.
Taxpayers $2.61 Trillions Of
Dollars From 2001 To 2021.
It's Going To Cost U.S.
Taxpayers $6.4 Trillions Of
Dollars in 2050.
Think About That, And Wrap
Your Head Around That!
Precious Resources Wasted,
Beautiful Lives Lost!
remember in high school when we learned about the roman inquisition and how they murdered "heretics." Looks like history repeats.
The whole world needs to see this.
You are labelled a conspiracy theorist when you remind Pres.Eisenhower's farewell speech (1/17/1961) warning the US nation about the future threats and dangers posed by the "military-industrial complex".
60 years and 8 months later, the Afghanistan debacle happened.Yet most of the U.S. electorate is still in deny that the biggest threat is the enemy within, not the ones thousands of kilometers away.
It's like the whole U.S. population is under meth and brainwashed.
So unpaid soldiers broke before the Taliban. Amazing!
dont forget you had a prick like (tony the pope) blair voting for more war.
we remember trump allowed 5 thousand taliban prisoners to walk free in 2018
Lock up our Generals for our own Nation Security!!!
This is so depressing, but thank your for telling it.
Another chapter of what Matt Taibi calls Griftopia.
President tiu of south Vietnam had soldiers carry bags gold to his chopper when he left south Vietnam when it fell.
I dont regret exiting the Military.
Exactly so. Excellent exposition of the dynamic. Salute.
So sexy …