Nato chiefs in Afghanistan have been severely embarrassed by a GROCER who fooled them into thinking he was a Taliban commander during secret peace negotiations.
Astonishingly, the ruse went on for two months, during which time the ‘contact’ was paid a substantial sum of money.
He was also flown on a British military plane to three meetings designed to end the insurrection.
Despite suspicions about his identity, nobody disputed his claim to be Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, one of the Taliban’s most senior leaders.
It was only months later – and after the handover of piles of cash to keep him coming back – that an old friend of Mr Mansour said they had the wrong man.
The impostor has not been seen since the alarm was raised, (no I fucking bet he hasn't)!
American officials have already given up hope that he was Mr Mansour, or even a member of the Taliban at all.
They now believe he was nothing more than a grocer from the Pakistani city of Quetta.
WTF are we doing there? The Americans have lost billions of dollars, that even accountants can't find, mind you that doesn't surprise me, most accountants couldn't find the hole in their arse. The whole place seems to be awash with money. We've gone in there with absolutely no forward planning and are now trying to buy our way out.
It would have been easier to pay the Taliban the money they wanted for the gas pipeline to cross Afghanistan in the first place, (Google gas pipeline and Afghanistan, for interesting results). But, of course, that didn't suit our friends the bankers, because where there is strife, they can turn a dollar. You've got to admire their money making skills.