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$7bn Worth Equipment Stolen From Former US Military Base In Afghanistan

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$7bn Worth Equipment Stolen From Former US Military Base In Afghanistan

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elisabet Freeburg

$7 billion worth equipment at an abandoned US base in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan have been stolen after the camp was handed to Afghan forces in 2014.

“There was equipment worth seven billion dollars at the PRT base and all of them were looted,” the provincial governor Mujib Rahman Samkanai said, according to TOLO News. “Former governors, commanders, mayors, directors, parliament members all are involved in this act.”

He stressed that each and every official have taken their part from the remains of the Provincial Reconstruction Team’s (PRT) base named Camp Kearney. The military base is located near the governor’s compound.

“They entered the PRT base and looted it. Based on my information, they even looted locked containers full of computers, weapons, and even Humvees and Pickup vehicles had existed at the base,” Samkanai said.

Paktika Police Chief Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai coonfirmed that the equipment is missing. He added that he has shared this issue with the Interior Ministry. However, taking into account a massive level of fraud in this field, it’s unlikely that any guilty person will be punished.

According to TOLO News’ source, in 2013-2014 US forces left the base and handed equipment worth nearly $8 billion to the Jabuk government. Now, only about $1bn worth equipment still exist at the base. The rest of are either broken, looted or stolen.

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  • verner

    7billion bucks – you could arm a small army for that amount or resell the stuff and move to the west indies, smoke grass, indulge in coke and cavort with halfclad nubile women for the rest of your life!

    • Sinbad2

      They just print some more, check out how in America money just keeps multiplying.

      https://www.gold-eagle.com/images/lundeen032511h.gif

      • Jens Holm

        Again hardly one eye. It make no sense unless You compare with others of world or local importance.

        • Sinbad2

          Yes all western countries have done it, that’s why all western economies are cactus.
          In Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the Golgafrincham’s used leaves as currency, and burned the forests to prevent inflation.
          That’s pretty much what the western economies have done.

          • Jens Holm

            Why not. In many years tea was hard currency in China.

          • Sinbad2

            Exactly the death of currencies is a normal state of affairs.
            As long as governments and banks can debase a currency they will.

  • Jan Lavicka

    sure, “stolen” :-D inferior pedophiles uSS have IQ<60 when believing we eat that; weapons' hand over to terrorists (ISISrael+Saudis) :)

  • Nowruz

    Fixed:

    “$7BN WORTH EQUIPMENT GIVEN TO TERRORISTS FROM FORMER US MILITARY BASE IN AFGHANISTAN”

    Given the situation in Afghanistan the Taliban probably stole the equipment or destroyed it. The Afghan gov is illegitimate, therefore, the Taliban will continue to target them. $7bl… It’s amazing how overpriced American equipment is.

  • Xoli Xoli

    As usual CIA has donated this military equipment to Proxies.

  • Pareggiamoiconti

    USD 7 bln is a huge lot of stuff…

  • Redadmiral

    Smoke and mirrors. 90% of the equipment will have been sold/given to proxies of Yanki terror gangs

  • James

    The ISIS gangs from Syria couldn’t bring much on the plane ride over. This should heat up the battle nicely.

  • Sinbad2

    They pulled this same scam in the early days of the Afghan and Iraq invasions.
    American personnel sell equipment on the black market, and then blame the locals.

  • Jens Holm

    Mosul was a good one for ISIL too.