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Hamid Karzai says US and
Taliban sowing post-2014 fears

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 3/10/2013 9:01:35 AM

President Hamid Karzai has issued a stinging rebuke to the US and the Taliban, saying they are both guilty of sowing fears for post-2014 Afghanistan. He said Taliban suicide attacks on Saturday were aimed at intimidation that would prolong the presence of international troops in Afghanistan. [Snip] He suggested both the US and Taliban were trying to convince Afghans the situation would worsen after 2014. He said: "Yesterday´s bombings in the name of the Taleban were aimed at serving the foreigners and supporting the presence of the foreigners in Afghanistan and keeping them in Afghanistan by intimidating us."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/10/2013 10:20:13 AM     (No. 9217782)

We will see how long Karzai lasts and how much respect he gets after the U.S. leaves.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 3/10/2013 11:52:11 AM     (No. 9217904)

Afghanistan´s value to the Taliban is as a training ground for terrorists and a money source through the opium trade. Afghanistan´s value to the United States is purely strategic. Afghanistan´s value to the world is questionable at best. Hamid Karzai is worried he will use his head when the U.S. withdraws.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grambo, 3/10/2013 11:52:53 AM     (No. 9217908)

As much blood and treasure ten years of war in Afghanistan has cost the US, we should not be surprised that it has not altered the trajectory of 13 centuries of tribal warfare in the region. It´s important to keep in perspective that we went in with the intent of disrupting terrorist training camps, not to somehow bring civilization to incorrigible savages in a savage land. (God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. -- Reinhold Niebuhr)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BarryNo, 3/10/2013 1:07:59 PM     (No. 9218004)

Obama´s problem with Karzai is that Obama didn´t ´pick´ Karzai.

In a year or so, after his trial, we may see Osama´s son-in-law offered the position.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/10/2013 8:11:36 PM     (No. 9218460)

Not posting this as sometimes the WSJ articles turn out to be behind the subscription wall. This one seems to be OK, but...

Karzai Inflames U.S. Tensions
Afghan President´s Claim Taliban Kill ´in Service to America´ Clouds Hagel Visit

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323826704578351963393889782.html

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