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Karzai blames NATO, U.S. for violence, corruption in Afghanistan
Yahoo! News ^ | 12/6/12 | Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket

Posted on 12/06/2012 11:36:29 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Afghan President Hamid Karzai blamed the U.S. and NATO forces on Thursday for some of the violence and the brunt of corruption that is rampant in his war-torn country. Karzai bluntly criticized allied tactics, declaring that terrorists won't be beaten "by attacking Afghan villages and Afghan homes."

Speaking in an exclusive interview with NBC News, Karzai also said he had written a letter to President Barack Obama warning that Afghans will not permit American and NATO troops to stay past 2014 unless the U.S. turns over hundreds of detainees held at Bagram Air Base and a nearby facility.

"I have written to President Obama that the Afghan people will not allow its government to enter into a security agreement while the United States continues to violate Afghan sovereignty," he said. "Part of the insecurity is definitely coming to us from terrorism, and the attacks of the Taliban. Part of the insecurity is coming to us from the structures that NATO and America created in Afghanistan."

NATO-led forces are currently scheduled to withdraw by the end of 2014, but the Obama administration has entered into negotiations with the government in Kabul on a security pact that would allow some as-yet undisclosed number of troops to remain beyond that point. Their mission would be to train Afghan security forces and carry out counterterrorism missions. White House press secretary Jay Carney recently said that Obama has not yet settled on the size of that residual force. The spokesman also suggested that no troops might remain.

National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden confirmed that Obama had received Karzai's letter, but said, "We're not going to discuss the contents." She added that the U.S. and Afghanistan were working out "some remaining issues" regarding the transfer of detainees to Afghan custody. ..

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; blames; corruption; karzai; nato; violence; wot

1 posted on 12/06/2012 11:36:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Quick !
Write Karzai another check.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 11:40:09 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: NormsRevenge

....he wouldn’t be there without US backing.

This guy should come over here and run Occupy Wall Street....


3 posted on 12/06/2012 11:40:14 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: NormsRevenge
What they actually need is a lot more high altitude carpet bombing.

We should never have put troops on the ground in the first place, it's a cesspool.

4 posted on 12/06/2012 11:44:24 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Dang - you beat me to it!


5 posted on 12/06/2012 11:46:26 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Look in the mirror, you Muzzie drug running SOB.

A-stan is not worth one more American life or limb.

In a just world, this idjit would be stepping on an IED.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 11:46:48 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: NormsRevenge

Personally, I blame Afghanis. There are very few cultures that can rival the Afghanis for corruption and violence.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 11:54:12 AM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can someone please remind me again why we’re there?


8 posted on 12/06/2012 11:54:12 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

“Can someone please remind me again why we’re there?”

Preserving the opium crops.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 11:57:06 AM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: NormsRevenge

Any hints as to how many billions of US$ Karzy has in his personal accounts in Dubai banks?


10 posted on 12/06/2012 12:03:39 PM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Maybe obama could invite him to the SOTU speech like Bush did.
11 posted on 12/06/2012 12:46:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

Only a loon would want to be the President of Afghanistan.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 12:50:04 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: jessduntno
Preserving the opium crops.

And being targets for our enemies. We have lost 3236 heroes.

13 posted on 12/06/2012 1:32:45 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Only one way to fix this, get the hell out of Afghanistan.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 1:37:06 PM PST by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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To: NormsRevenge

Karzai needs to be hung from the rafters. Get another tin pot dictator who’ll do what he’s damn well paid to do.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 1:45:08 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: NormsRevenge

OH, then, Hamid. We leave now... you lose.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 2:11:10 PM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: NormsRevenge
US should eradicate all the opium fields and then leave.
Come back and spray with roundup once or twice a year.
It would be a lot cheaper than what we do now.

17 posted on 12/06/2012 2:19:44 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: NormsRevenge

Winning hearts and minds.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 2:35:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NormsRevenge

And we laughed at the Russians when they left there with their tails between their legs —


19 posted on 12/06/2012 4:19:08 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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