The Pentagon Spent $60 Million on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The Pentagon Spent $60 Million on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work

The United States has spent more than $800 billion on the never ending war in Afghanistan, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The bulk of that money was spent fighting the Taliban, but billions have also gone toward rebuilding the country and investing in its infrastructure. A lot of those projects haven't gone well, and a $60 million power system in northeast Afghanistan that doesn't provide any power is just the latest example.

According to a new report from John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) mismanaged the project so badly that its powerstation isn’t connected to a power source, hasn’t been tested, and “may be structurally unsound and pose a risk to Afghans who live near transmission towers and lines,” or who work at the station.

Like so many projects in Afghanistan, the North East Power System looked great on paper. The project was supposed to expand the country’s power grid and provide electricity to more than one million Afghans. Instead, it’s unused and untested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but purely predictable from this government and its misuse of our military.

The Afghani people have been so betrayed by the US invasion and occupation of their country, under completely false pretenses, which was undertaken for the control of the pipeline routes, and control of its opium poppies, I hardly know where to begin.

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