The US State Department has approved the sale of $60 million of military goods, which include, equipment, training, support and weapons to the Afghan government.
Thursday’s announcement continues to leave many of us shaking our heads that we continue to fund and supply the Afghan government, which is anti-American at its core due to its Sharia compliant constitution.
“The proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner by providing weapons needed to maintain security and stability, as well as to conduct offensive operations against an ongoing insurgency. A stable and secure Afghanistan is vital to regional stability,” the State Department said.
Not only did the Afghan government request 4,891 M16A4 rifles, 485 M240B machine guns, and 800 M2 .50-cal machine guns, but they also requested an unspecified number of M249 light automatic machine guns, M1110 sniper rifles, and MK-19 grenade launchers as well as gun mounts, tripods and gun parts.