美國捐助阿富汗水源計畫金錢 落入塔利班政權口袋 | 環境資訊中心

美國捐助阿富汗水源計畫金錢 落入塔利班政權口袋

2006年12月07日
ENS阿富汗,加茲尼報導;游珮綺編譯;蔡麗伶、莫聞審校

阿富汗孩童在幫浦邊(圖片來源: World Bank)當美國軍隊在阿富汗南部省份加茲尼發送現金給村莊的長者們,他們可能認為他們已經贏得了友誼。金錢,用於造橋、挖井、飲用水以及灌溉系統,應該可以取信於阿富汗的當地居民,讓他們認為外國軍隊的到來對於他們以及他們的國家將是有益的。

U.S. Cash for Afghan Water Projects Goes to Taliban
GHAZNI, Afghanistan, December 4, 2006 (ENS)
When U.S. troops in the southern province of Ghazni handed out cash to village elders, they must have thought they were winning friends. The money, intended for bridges, wells, drinking water, and irrigation systems, was supposed to convince the local Afghans that the foreign presence would benefit them and their country.