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$60 Million Arms Sale to Afghanistan Approved by US State Department

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Published on: August 20, 2016

The US State Department has approved the sale of $60 million of military goods, which include, equipment, training, support and weapons to the Afghan government.

Thursday’s announcement continues to leave many of us shaking our heads that we continue to fund and supply the Afghan government, which is anti-American at its core due to its Sharia compliant constitution.

“The proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner by providing weapons needed to maintain security and stability, as well as to conduct offensive operations against an ongoing insurgency. A stable and secure Afghanistan is vital to regional stability,” the State Department said.

Not only did the Afghan government request 4,891 M16A4 rifles, 485 M240B machine guns, and 800 M2 .50-cal machine guns, but they also requested an unspecified number of M249 light automatic machine guns, M1110 sniper rifles, and MK-19 grenade launchers as well as gun mounts, tripods and gun parts. 

So, consider first that this current administration has armed Mexican drug lords, has created, funded, trained and armed the Islamic State and now is arming, training and supporting the Afghans as well. In each scenario, hundreds, if not thousands, of people have lost their lives. Does anyone see a pattern?

Of course, the State Department claims that the Afghan National Army will use the weapons offensively and defensively against terrorists and insurgents with their country.

According to the announcement, “The principal contractor for the M240B will be FN America, Colombia, SC.  The principal contractors for the M16A4, M2, and other weapons have not been identified pending open competition and contract award.  Some items may be drawn from Army stocks to meet desired delivery dates.”

Where does the State Department get the authority to arm America’s enemies in this fashion? It certainly is not in the US Constitution. In fact, I don’t see any authority in the Constitution for even Congress to authorize such actions.

This is a threat to the lives of the men and women we have put in that country to which we just extended the longest war in our history by another four years. It’s a threat to our own national security as well. In fact, seeing that the finger was pointed at Afghanistan as a conspirator against us concerning the 9-11 attacks, one could make the case that this is nothing more than aiding and abetting the enemy, or more simply put, treason.

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