Posts Tagged “Karzai”

Better late than never?

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Wow it has only been just short of 10 years since we came into Afghanistan, helped the Northern Alliance overthrow the Taliban and seeded Karzai in as the leader of the country. It has been 9 years since we have had US and Coalition forces first embed with Afghan forces to train and mentor them….

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…

Who does Karzai think he is?

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The headline says “Karzai Warns Obama on Civilian Deaths” and my questions is and or else what? What is he going to do about it? Throw a tantrum again? Get off his meds? Be more corrupt than he already is? “President Karzai said that only regret is not sufficient and also mentioned that civilian casualties…

Happy Pills day for Karzai

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It appears that Karzai got a refill on his happy pills before he met with P4 (General Petreaus). After a newspaper interview in which he was critical of U.S. operations, Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with the top U.S. commander and said he supported NATO’s military campaign and, reluctantly, its nighttime special operations raids, a…

Ok, what now?

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1. So McChrystal is gone ( a serious mistake on the part of the President)2. Petraeus has been demoted down to lead the fight in Afghanistan3. Who will lead CENTCOM or are they expecting Petraeus who fainted last week before a Senate Committee to do both jobs? And all of this as we now learn…

A relationship going bad, quickly

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I just wrote a little while ago about the alleged cover up by US Special Operation Forces that dealt with three women being killed in February, and now this. Any hint of a cover-up could embolden Karzai at a time when he’s trying to flex his independence and portray Western governments as detrimental to his…

Book Review: The Only Thing Worth Dying For

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Book Review: The Only Thing Worth Dying For

When I was contacted by the publisher asking me if I would be interested in a copy of this new book that has come out titled The Only Thing Worth Dying For, I knew from the title alone that it was probably going to be good. Once I checked out the website at http://www.onlythingworthdyingfor.com/ I…

Bouhammer eating Crow

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Many times on this blog I have been unkind to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. I have called him many names and berated decision he has made and things he has said. My friend over at the blog War on Terror News and I have argued about Karzai and what kind of person he is. I…

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