[Five Deadly Everythings]

America and the Afghan rug trade

Posted in *dead*, news stories by Jef on July 23, 2010

From the Danger Room:

The Pentagon and the Interior Department are about to issue a year-long, no-bid, $7 million contract to Adelphia, New Jersey’s Tremayne Consulting to turn Afghanistan’s storied, broken carpet business into an international powerhouse.

It’s yet another sign of how deeply the American war effort is, um, interwoven with Afghanistan’s economic fortunes.

“Long live US soldiers.” Plus note the FDNY and NYPD shoutouts.

Not sure what to make of the story. But either way, these rugs are pretty sweet and I want one.

(carpets via)

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