Last week, Biden signed an executive order that would split in half $7 billion of Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. after the Taliban takeover. Afghanistan will receive $3.5 billion, while the other half will go to American victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The move has been widely criticized, with many calling Biden a “thief.”
“[The attacks on] 9/11 had nothing to do with Afghans,” said one sign at a protest attended by more than 3,000 people. “Shame Shame Mr. Biden, you kill us, you bomb us and now you steal our money.”
The legality of such a move has also been questioned by Afghans, including financial adviser Torek Farhadi.
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