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Afghan President's Corrupt and Powerful Brother Assassinated
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| MIRWAIS KHAN, Associated Press
Posted on 07/12/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT by Nachum
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful half brother, a lightning rod for criticism of all that is wrong with the Afghan government, was assassinated by a bodyguard Tuesday at his home in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.
Ahmed Wali Karzai, who was head of the Kandahar provincial council, had become a political liability for the Karzai government after a series of allegations, including that he was on the CIA payroll and involved in drug trafficking. He denied the charges, and the president repeatedly defended him, denouncing accusations that his brother was involved in criminal activities in the restive south.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghan; corrupt; powerful; presidents
posted on 07/12/2011 12:47:21 PM PDT
one down, one to go...the second one should be hung from a street light pole
posted on 07/12/2011 12:54:54 PM PDT
(The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
posted on 07/12/2011 12:57:41 PM PDT
(Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
read earlier that he was a beloved ally of the US
posted on 07/12/2011 1:09:03 PM PDT
(Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
A few years ago, he was in the US and running a restaurant in Chicago. I posed the question earlier today how many degrees to Kevin Bacon Obama.
posted on 07/12/2011 1:50:33 PM PDT
Ahmed Wali “Fredo” Karzai.
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