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Al-Qaeda 'faces funding crisis'
BBC ^ | October 13, 2009

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bailout; moneytrail; overseascontingency; porkulus; stimulus; taliban; wot

1 posted on 10/13/2009 7:10:47 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
Al-Qaeda 'faces funding crisis'

Obama bailout on the horizon? ;-)

2 posted on 10/13/2009 7:12:58 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nuconvert

Will the Democrats do a telethon and bake sale for them?


3 posted on 10/13/2009 7:13:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: nuconvert

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.


4 posted on 10/13/2009 7:13:42 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: nuconvert

Acorn to the rescue...oh wait a minute they have problems too. Dan’s bake sale?


5 posted on 10/13/2009 7:19:58 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bernie Madoff financially ruined many of the the Taliban’s primary donors.


6 posted on 10/13/2009 7:20:54 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: nuconvert

LOL! Sounds like the Guardian/BBC are almost worried.


7 posted on 10/13/2009 7:26:31 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ($$$$$OBAMA MONEY!!!$$$$$ /s)
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To: nuconvert

Napalm the poppy fields....


8 posted on 10/13/2009 7:27:42 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pelosi will lead the telethon with her twin Boxer.


9 posted on 10/13/2009 7:27:47 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
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.
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10 posted on 10/13/2009 7:28:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: nuconvert

Interesting. What about Bin Laden’s money? Run dry has it?


11 posted on 10/13/2009 7:29:34 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: nuconvert

Are we 100% sure that there isn’t any funding for them in the Porkulus bill?


12 posted on 10/13/2009 7:36:23 PM PDT by The Chief (Volunteer Fire Fighter since 1989, 20+ years!)
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To: nuconvert

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.


13 posted on 10/13/2009 7:47:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nuconvert

Keep funding the Taliban - Support the Drug War!


14 posted on 10/13/2009 7:50:40 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: nuconvert

Just funnel some of the stimulus money.


15 posted on 10/13/2009 8:01:42 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: nuconvert

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...


16 posted on 10/13/2009 8:05:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Nominated:Chamberlain, Hitler, Stalin. Winners: Arafat,Carter, Gore, Obama.(Nobel Prizes of Shame))
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To: nuconvert
Ruh-roh ... better get ACORN.
17 posted on 10/13/2009 8:40:29 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: nuconvert

Call Soros...


18 posted on 10/13/2009 8:50:35 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: nuconvert

The people, and the military will be up in arms against BHO if he sends them a porkulus package.


19 posted on 10/14/2009 1:14:33 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: doc1019

Perhaps they could sell off their virgins to raise some funds?


20 posted on 10/14/2009 4:46:20 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time)
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To: Merlinator
Perhaps they could sell off their virgins to raise some funds?

They could rent them out by the hour.

21 posted on 10/14/2009 4:47:31 AM PDT by paulycy (Why pay HIGHER TAXES for WORSE healthcare?)
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To: doc1019

My first thought.


22 posted on 10/14/2009 5:25:01 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: coloradan
Keep funding the Taliban - Support the Drug War!

Right. People who buy illegal drugs have no responsibility, whatsoever.

23 posted on 10/14/2009 5:27:46 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

The police can’t even keep them out of prisons, what exactly do you intend for “free” Americans. Decriminalize and then at least we would cut off the funding for terrorists.


24 posted on 10/14/2009 6:28:20 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: nuconvert

George Soros is keen on destroying America so he will be eager to help Al Quaeda with their funding needs.


25 posted on 10/14/2009 6:28:46 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: coloradan
Police can't keep assault, rape, and murder out of the prisons. Should they be legalized too?

If you don't want to fund the Taliban, don't buy illegal drugs. If you do buy illegal drugs, then you're responsible.

26 posted on 10/14/2009 6:43:09 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: paulycy

But they wouldn’t be virgins anymore.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 6:53:47 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time)
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To: Merlinator
But they wouldn’t be virgins anymore.

They're magical allah-ways-virgins.

28 posted on 10/14/2009 6:59:18 AM PDT by paulycy (Why pay HIGHER TAXES for WORSE healthcare?)
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To: Ramius

You might ask the Sudanese, they took most of it when they kicked him out.


29 posted on 10/14/2009 9:55:23 AM PDT by Valin
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To: Moonman62

Assault, rape and murder aren’t substances that can be “kept out” of anywhere, whether by appropriate or even by inappropriate searches. They arise from a state of mind. Drugs are, and could, in principle, but not in practice. Not even in prisons.

Although I don’t buy illegal drugs, the drug warriors are responsible for assuring the funding of the Taliban, by keeping prices high and the black market necessarily involved.

If you are a drug warrior or its supporter, YOU are responsible.


30 posted on 10/14/2009 6:25:03 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

What’s your position on personal responsibility?


31 posted on 10/14/2009 7:01:44 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

My position is exactly that; people should be responsible for their own actions. I will add that it is preferable to your position of government responsibility, that they should be our nannies and tell us what we should and shouldn’t do. (And which incidentally causes more harm than good, among other things ensuring funding for criminal organizations especially, but not limited to, terrorist organizations composed of people who want to kill you and me both.)


32 posted on 10/14/2009 8:39:55 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Moonman62

Let me add that putting governments in a position to legislate morality tips both ways. You sometimes end up with the Taliban, executing women for adultery (even when they were raped) and such, which I think we can both agree is objectionable, but you sometimes end up with the California solution of gay marriage and other such liberal mandates, which I think we can also agree is objectionable. I claim that there is no way anyone can obtain and sustain a government that legislates morality in exactly the desired way, and worse, this argument applies to every individual - no one will think the government legislates morality exactly correctly.

Therefore, government should simply stay out of the business of legislating morality, insofar as it is separable from violation of other people’s rights. (In other words, I agree that murder should remain illegal, but the reason murder should remain illegal is not because murder is immoral, which it is, but because it violates the rights of the victim(s).)


33 posted on 10/14/2009 9:29:14 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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