ALERT LINE
Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government | The New York Times

Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government | The New York Times

Fifteen years, half a trillion dollars and 150,000 lives since going to war, the United States is trying to extricate itself from Afghanistan. Afghans are being left to fight their own fight. A surging Taliban insurgency, meanwhile, is flush with a new inflow of money.

With their nation’s future at stake, Afghan leaders have renewed a plea to one power that may hold the key to whether their country can cling to democracy or succumbs to the Taliban. But that power is not the United States.

Source: Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government – The New York Times