America supplies the Taliban's weapons? What!
And don't even get me started on the Yemenis -- who appear to be fighting off the entire Saudi air force, army and killer drones only by the grace of slingshots and the willingness to become corpses rather than submit to tyranny. "Give me liberty or give me death!" they cry from behind their pea-shooters and BB guns. https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/20/america-will-regret-helping-saudi-arabia-bomb-yemen/
"Funding seems to come from two sources. First, the opium trade. Last I checked, Helmand Province had gone from negligible production before 2001 to producing 70% of the world's opium by 2010.
"The second major source of funding is charitable organizations in the Gulf, channeled through Pakistan and contributed to by Pakistan. Not sure of the proportion of this funding compared to the narcotics trade. Yep. Our 'allies' in the Gulf seem to be major supporters of the Taliban."
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