Afghanistan: fleeing president ‘had cars and helicopter full of cash’

Afghanistan: fleeing president ‘had cars and helicopter full of cash’. By Hugh Tomlinson.

The president of Afghanistan fled his palace headed for Tajikistan, and then issued a statement on Facebook: “To avoid bloodshed, I thought it would be better to leave.” Within hours, Taliban militants were filmed posing in his presidential office.

If reports from the Russian government are to be believed, and they are no friends of Ghani, he was followed out of his presidential palace by a motorcade and a helicopter loaded with cash. …

“Four cars were full of money. They tried to stuff another part of the money into a helicopter but not all of it would fit, and some was left on the tarmac.” …

Elected as president in 2014 and 2019 despite widespread allegations of fraud, the US-educated Ghani had vowed to stamp out corruption and stabilise the shattered economy. …

In the last days of his government, Ghani found time to mock King Amanullah Khan, the Afghan monarch who abdicated and fled to British India in the face of an Islamic uprising in 1929. “I am not one who runs,” he insisted.

Governing in the name of the progressive Western globalists, Ghani was a technocrat elitist who couldn’t rally his countrymen because he had nothing in common with them. He could not ask them to lay down their lives in defense of their country. He just split with as much loot as he could carry. How the Afghans must despise him.