Money for jihad, courtesy its chief targets. “Afghanistan aid: Donors pledge $16bn at Tokyo meeting,” from the BBC, July 8 (thanks to David):
Donors at a conference on Afghanistan have pledged to give it $16bn (Â£10.3bn) in civilian aid over four years, in an attempt to safeguard its future after foreign forces leave in 2014.
The biggest donors, the US, Japan, Germany and the UK, led the way at the Tokyo meeting in offering funds.
The pledge came as Afghanistan agreed to new conditions to deal with endemic corruption.
There are fears Afghanistan may relapse into chaos after the Nato pullout….
No kidding, really?