Skip to comments.More than 40 House Democrats urge Treasury Department to unfreeze Afghanistan’s bank reserves
Posted on 12/20/2021 7:57:46 PM PST by BenLurkin
In a letter to both Yellen and President Biden, the group of lawmakers said that failure to relax international restrictions on Afghanistan’s banking system risks creating “economic pain and humanitarian collapse,” as fears mount that a crumbling economy will spur a new refugee and hunger crisis.
The Biden administration in August froze the majority of the Afghan central government’s $9.4 billion in assets — most of which is held in U.S. bank accounts — after the Taliban took control of Kabul and the country. The Biden administration has said recognition, and release of funds, will not come until the Taliban form an “inclusive” government, guarantee the rights of minorities, women and girls — including full female education — and sever all ties with terrorist groups including al-Qaeda that threaten the U.S. homeland, and end all reprisals against Afghans.
Congressional Republicans have been adamant that the United States cannot allow the Taliban to access even smaller amounts of funding, such as a special fund allocated by the International Monetary Fund.
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Doesn’t the Washington Compost think it would be newsworthy to report the list of Americans who advocate this action?
Sure, we will unfreeze the assets as soon as they return all the military equipment.
Yes, list the al-Qaeda sympathizers in the Democrat-Communist Party.
They should be proud to let Americans know their leanings.
Aren’t there still American citizens in Afghanistan that the Taliban won’t allow to leave?
It is racist to help them. They need to learn how to become self-sufficent. They’ll get there eventually...
The usual suspects.
Exactly. How is that not newsworthy? I want names.
Oh yeah, the usual mentally unstable. Didn’t Biden already give them $8 billion in military hardware? How many trillions have we poured into that country? You don’t suppose they could pay some of that back to taxpayers?
Kick-backs are arranged
We never should have went there to begin with.
Not $8 billion, it was $80 billion.
Should be unfreeze Democrat Afghan kickback accounts.
Wondering if the military assets weren’t left there at a significant discount rate with funds to be later directed right into the same democratic coffers that arranged and enabled this whole sudden withdrawal fiasco.
I spent 20 years killing Taliban. Now, my government turns Afghanistan over to them and negotiates with them.
And now, they want to give them cash.
Let the Afghans starve to the point they revolt and fight against the Taliban. Don’t fund the Taliban.
No, he gave them $83 billion in military equipment - which represents the lifetime income tax payments of approximately 146,000 US taxpayers.
“Let the Afghans starve to the point they revolt and fight against the Taliban. Don’t fund the Taliban.”
What if the Taliban are Afghanistan?
Should we isolate them or negotiate with them?
I don’t have an answer. However, historically this is how it is done. We pull our military out and start diplomatic negotiations.
You know more about the region, with your military service, than the average Joe.(me) So a Veteran’s perspective is always welcome “in my eyes.”
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