$400 million in U.S. taxpayer funds will be released to Taliban terrorists ruling Afghanistan, a United States senator reveals.

Under the International Monetary Fund’s “special drawing rights” program, member nations can dole out cash to other countries.  Afghanistan is slated to receive cash on Aug. 23, despite its hostile takeover by armed Taliban terrorists.

“The Biden administration has been a proponent of the $650 billion allocations of special drawing rights (SDRs), which would send more than $400 million to Afghanistan. The IMF allocation is set for Aug. 23,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) revealed this week.

Kennedy is urging Yellen to stop the transfer before the funds’ Monday release.

In his letter to Yellen, Kennedy writes:

“During our meeting last May, I urged you to halt your pursuit of approving Special Drawing Rights under the guise that an allocation would provide foreign aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. As I noted, the bulk of the funds from an SDR allocation would wrongly benefit G20 countries—the wealthiest economies in the world—while millions would go to our adversaries, state sponsors of terrorists, and countries that have perpetrated genocide. It is my understanding that Afghanistan, under the approved allocation, is expected to receive $450 million in SDRs, a portion of which is scheduled to arrive in Afghanistan by next week,” wrote Kennedy.

“As the Taliban has seized power in Afghanistan, just two weeks before the U.S.’s troop withdrawal, it is clear these SDRs will fall into their hands. Not only that, but since the U.S.’s withdrawal in Afghanistan, many adversarial governments are poised to extend economic and diplomatic influence over Afghanistan. This is evident as both China and Russia have indicated they would formally recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan’s legitimate government,” Kennedy continued.

“The Biden Administration must not allow the Taliban to gain legitimacy in economic or diplomatic dealings with the U.S. or abroad.  The Taliban never intended to abide by the terms of the peace deal, and this administration should not bend to the false promises of the Taliban,” he explained.

“With this in mind, I urge you to block the nearly half a billion dollars that is headed to Afghanistan under the Taliban’s rule. Furthermore, I ask the Treasury Department and the IMF to end the use of SDRs as a means of foreign aid to countries like China, Iran, and Russia, who continue to support this terrorist regime.”

The Taliban aren’t the only U.S. enemies to receive cash from the program.

“China alone would receive $22 billion in special drawing rights, which is more than the total that all of the poor countries combined would receive. Russia would receive $18 billion,” Kennedy says. “In addition to sending billions of dollars to Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, the allocation would send billions in aid to Hassan Rouhani, Bashar al-Assad and Nicolas Maduro.”

“State sponsors of terrorism would also receive aid from the allocation President Biden has approved. Iran would receive $3.5 billion, and Syria would receive $900 million,” says Kennedy.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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raylaser
raylaser
10 months ago

You can’t make this stuff up people! In what universe is there any question about why we don’t send this money to the Taliban??? Sheesh, the pile of dumb stuff this administration does just keeps getting higher by the minute!

Bill
Bill
10 months ago
Reply to  raylaser

And ya’ think they aren’t ALL in This together….Certainly including THIS United States Administration?
ONE WORLD FOR SHIT

Wyatt
Wyatt
10 months ago
Reply to  Bill

One word for SHIT , Democrats ! How about two words or a name ? Joe Biden !

mojo
mojo
10 months ago
Reply to  raylaser

Stop send this regime taxes.

Susanna
Susanna
10 months ago
Reply to  mojo

If they send them money, we don’t send them anymore tax money….period!

Steve Ford
Steve Ford
10 months ago
Reply to  raylaser

This is bullshit.. Jihad Joe is terrorizing America and destroying our country ..where is the freaking common sense of these asshole politicians that can fix the stolen election and remove this illegitimate bought and paid for puppet ??

David Baker
David Baker
10 months ago
Reply to  Steve Ford

I compare these shenanigans to Plate Spinning Acts. Our attentions are diverted to the wobbling plates, just as Numb Nuts and our boot licking media is deflecting our attention from the actions of a regime, which will dismantle our Constitution, dissolve our sovereignty and bankrupt our nation.

Bob
Bob
10 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

Not to mention kill about 1/2 of us with the “vaccines.”

IRENE
IRENE
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob

RIGHT ON!

Bruce
Bruce
10 months ago
Reply to  raylaser

China Joey gets 50% kickback for his retirement.

David Baker
David Baker
10 months ago

Maybe they just want to negotiate his cut. I wouldn’t put anything past liberals, particularly when money is involved.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
10 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

They are good at spending other people’s money

TW M
TW M
10 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

That’s all they are good at. Giving money to China? Now they finish their ballistic missile launch sites! Great news…

David Baker
David Baker
10 months ago
Reply to  TW M

Whatever money they’re giving to anybody, that money comes from our earnings, and we have no say about these expenditures. You can compare liberal government officials to teenagers who are provided with credit cards. Perhaps a more favorable comparison would be the Menendez Brothers…..

David Baker
David Baker
10 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I shudder to think how much they’re raking in with these “Indian” Casinos. Someone please let us know if Numb Nuts or any of his family members own energy stocks.

Steve Ford
Steve Ford
10 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

ya he’s corruption to the core ..that and stupid

Bruce David
Bruce David
10 months ago

I’ve pushed for Congress to impeach this vegetable for months. The Dem scoundrels from MI ignore our letters & admonishments as they’re party fools.

Bill
Bill
10 months ago
Reply to  Bruce David

ONLY Forever!
I have to Live here with their EVIL!