Monday, June 21, 2010

Quagmire update

Afghanistan - compared with the same period in 2009:

Roadside bomb attacks - up 94%
Assassinations - up 45%
Suicide bombings doubled.

New Blackwater/XE contract to guard two US embassies - $120 million for one year, with option for 2 three month extensions

Protection money paid to warlords and Taliban not to attack US supply lines - $4-million a week.

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