Posts Tagged “Corruption”

Military presence deal in Afghanistan faltering

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Efforts to forge a deal that will govern the American military presence in Afghanistan beyond a planned U.S troop withdrawal in 2014 are faltering, current and former Afghan officials said on Monday. They said obstacles include disputes over the transfer of American-run detention centers, night raids and quarrels within the Afghan president’s inner circle that…

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An Apology to Hamid Karzai

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This young lady has been able to put into words and video my exact thoughts. I could not do a better job myself in apologizing to the fraudulently elected President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai. So rather than try myself, I would like to just post this video and let her words do it for me.   H/T…

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Are the Afghans ready?

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This story originally appeared on Jun 15th but it is one that is very applicable a month later.    It took the U.S.-led coalition $106 million to build Afghanistan’s largest police training center, while insurgents needed only a single mortar shell to show the challenges facing the Afghan security forces. The round crashed down and…

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Wali karzai is dead, now what?

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President Hamid Karzai’s powerful half brother, a lightning rod for criticism of deep-rooted corruption within the Afghan government, was assassinated Tuesday by a bodyguard at his home in southern Afghanistan. Ahmed Wali Karzai, the head of the Kandahar provincial council, was shot twice — once in the head and once in the chest, according to…

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