phone interview

phone interview

United States funds both sides of conflict

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An American politician says the United States funds both sides of a conflict to keep the conflict going and secure its interests. Jack Lindblad, a member of the Green Party of Los Angeles County Council, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday. According to a new report, US government inspectors have found that large portions of the weapons, which were supposed to be given to security forces of Afghanistan, have gone missing and have likely fallen into the hands of Taliban militants. “Given the Afghan government’s limited ability to account for or properly dispose of weapons, there is a real potential for these weapons to fall into the hands of insurgents,” the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstructions (SIGAR) wrote in a report released on Monday. Pentagon “officials told SIGAR that they do not currently have the authority to recapture or remove weapons that have already been provided to the ANSF,” the report found. “Well, it’s all conjecture. You know, when things go missing it’s really hard to keep track. But I think the US has a terrible -- or very good -- track record of funding both sides [of conflicts], and that’s just the corporate way,” Lindblad said. “So the nation state takes a backseat to corporations behind the scene. It’s the man behind the curtain. And it seems credible that it is intentional to keep the conflict going,” he added. “I mean why to have an accounting system, if the accounting system what it is supposed to do is to lose tract. Well, if the accounting system is supposed to lose tract of weapons, it has done a very good job,” Lindblad concluded.