Dirty Money in Afghanistan … How Kabul is Cleaning Up the Illicit Economy … Drug trafficking, smuggling, unregulated trade, and fraud in procurement contracts are encumbering the country’s economic development and funding the terrorist groups that undermine its stability. Money laundering plays a crucial role in supporting this criminality. – Foreign Affairs
The US and its allies are trying to “Westernize” Afghanistan and in particular the Pashtun and Punjabi tribal cultures. This article in Foreign Affairs is surprisingly blunt about what’s being done on this front, having to do, most importantly, with hawala.
We have written many articles explaining why London’s City wants to destroy this ancient tribe (here and here). Part of the Pashtun are in Afghanistan and part in Pakistan. One reason this was done was to try to create a schism between a hitherto homogeneous population. The British tried before, a century ago, to destroy the Pashtun but only ended up splitting Afghanistan