Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Afghanistan's powerful Vice President Fahim dies
Reuters ^ | 3/9/2014 | HAMID SHALIZI AND KATHARINE HOURELD

Posted on 03/09/2014 4:24:06 AM PDT by South40

(Reuters) - Afghanistan's powerful vice president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, died of natural causes on Sunday, only weeks before the country is due to elect a new leader. He was 57.

Once one of Afghanistan's most feared warlords, Fahim had been a top commander in the Northern Alliance, a group of anti-Taliban militia leaders, after the 1992-96 civil war.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 03/09/2014 4:24:06 AM PDT by South40
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: South40

What CIA guy got close .. ?


2 posted on 03/09/2014 4:45:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: knarf

Well, he was 57. Life in Afghanistan is hard


3 posted on 03/09/2014 4:48:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: South40

Ahmad Shah Massoud’s right hand man, and long-time anti-Taliban leader from before 9/11.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 4:57:49 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South40

Cause of Death: An acute case of Karzaicitis.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 5:13:49 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South40

In Afghanistan natural causes includes being bombed, shot, stabbed and beheaded.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 5:17:11 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South40

Massoud, what a loss! Massoud would have been a 10x better leader of Afghanistan than the corrupt and untrustworthy Karzai.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 5:27:41 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South40

“Natural causes’ = 7.62 x 39?


8 posted on 03/09/2014 5:29:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

57 years old and dies of “natural causes” just days before he MIGHT have been elected as the new Afghanistan leader.

Sounds more like something odumbo got his fingers into again. How many times do these very suspicious deaths get listed as “natural causes”? Like so many various others on the Clinton, odumbo history lists. (Am I wearing my tin hat or do others see similarities?)


9 posted on 03/09/2014 6:39:22 AM PDT by DaveA37
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Progov
He was not running for president. He hadn't even committed to being on anyone’s ticket as vp.
10 posted on 03/09/2014 7:04:44 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: South40

Karzai <============= Taliban


11 posted on 03/09/2014 8:11:18 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Progov

LOL; the Death Pool List must be active from that one. 0bummer&Co seem to have their hands all over it.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 9:06:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson