Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda 'faces funding crisis'
Posted on 10/13/2009 7:10:46 PM PDT by nuconvert
Al-Qaeda is in its worst financial state for many years while the Taliban's funding is flourishing, according to the US Treasury.
Senior Treasury official David Cohen said al-Qaeda had made several appeals for funds already this year.
The influence of the network - damaged by US efforts to choke funding - is waning, he said.
The Taliban, meanwhile, are in better financial shape, bolstered by Afghanistan's booming trade in drugs.
According to Mr Cohen, the al-Qaeda leadership has already warned that a lack of funds was hurting the group's recruitment and training efforts.
"We assess that al-Qaeda is in its weakest financial condition in several years and that, as a result, its influence is waning," Mr Cohen said from Washington.
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Obama bailout on the horizon? ;-)
Will the Democrats do a telethon and bake sale for them?
Never fear A-Q... obama and his anti-American socialist cronies in Congress will no-doubt back off and help you out. Heck, they may even bail you out with US Taxpayer money.
Acorn to the rescue...oh wait a minute they have problems too. Dan’s bake sale?
Bernie Madoff financially ruined many of the the Taliban’s primary donors.
LOL! Sounds like the Guardian/BBC are almost worried.
Napalm the poppy fields....
Pelosi will lead the telethon with her twin Boxer.
Al-Qaeda is in its worst financial state for many years while the Taliban's funding is flourishing, according to the US Treasury. Senior Treasury official David Cohen said al-Qaeda had made several appeals for funds already this year.
Interesting. What about Bin Laden’s money? Run dry has it?
Are we 100% sure that there isn’t any funding for them in the Porkulus bill?
Well, I’m making a serious effort this year to heat with wood and wood pellets and save as much home heating fuel as possible. Even if I don’t save much money with oil prices dropping, at least I can starve a few Arabs.
Keep funding the Taliban - Support the Drug War!
Just funnel some of the stimulus money.
Is it true top Al-Qaeda people “get off” on watching films of Muslim children being blown up in cars? Maybe they could raise money selling those tapes to fellow pedophile/perverts...
The people, and the military will be up in arms against BHO if he sends them a porkulus package.
Perhaps they could sell off their virgins to raise some funds?
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