The British Army’s new counter-insurgency field manual, the guidelines for the 9,000+ British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, sets sights on a new strategy to fight the Taliban: overt bribery.
The guide advises British troops to buy off Taliban with “bags of gold” instead of fighting them. The commanders are also advised to negotiate with Taliban leaders, including those with “blood on their hands.”
The guide advises that the Taliban pays its employees about $10 a day, a staggering amount compared to what Afghan security forces make. It doesn’t set out exactly how much British forces should bribe them, but says it should be enough that it will dissuade them from working for the Taliban.
With Afghanistan one of the most corrupt nations on the planet, bribery is hardly a foreign concept that needs to be imported. Still, British forces are unlikely to have enough gold to throw at the insurgency to make it simply disappear into Afghanistan’s seedy background.
2 thoughts on “British Army Formally Sets Out ‘Bags of Gold’ Strategy”
Why arn't the oil companies paying those bribes. This war is all about a pipeline they want to build to India and not have to pay fees to the Afghan people for the right of way through the country.
Now that we are losing and as a nation gone broke over the corruption in Washington DC based in bribery, blackmail and allegance to Israel who has a stake in the pipeline, they want to pay the Taliban off which is what they should have done to begin with.
If I were the Taliban, I would let them build the pipeline and then I would steal oil from it or blow it up if the oil companies and investors in the pipeline refused to pay. But I am not the Taliban and couldn't care less about them or the idiots in the military that fight for oil.
glad we got alot of SYK majors in the crowd,and yet so temporary and simple,why didn't my dog think of that,and just in tyme for the holiday monarchial represenative elections Too,,,yep goldman sack bombs was left/right,left right left left left all along
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