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Afghanistan’s Karzai Splits with US, Sides with Russia
PJ Media ^ | March 24, 2014 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 03/24/2014 11:08:18 AM PDT by AU72

Last week, Taliban militants stormed into the Serena Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing nine including children. The Serena was one of most heavily secured buildings in Kabul. The attack there follows many Taliban attacks on Afghan civilians and US forces, as well as Afghan forces attacks on American troops there.

But today, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai insists that “foreign intelligence agencies” are responsible for the Serena attack.

The Afghan government held foreign agencies of intelligence responsible for an attack against a luxury hotel in this city that left nine fatalities and various injured.

President Hamid Karzai’s management denied that groups of the political, social and military movement Taliban and Haqqani network were behind the attack.

Governmental sources said that the modus operandi did not match that of Afghanistan’s main groups of armed opposition.

“Foreign intelligence agencies” points to one of two likely targets — either Pakistan’s ISI or the US CIA. In January, Karzai aired his suspicions that the US was secretly instigating terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. He even published a list of a dozen attacks that he blamed on the US, while everyone else suspects the Taliban.

In what may be his final break with the US, Karzai is also siding with Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

Afghanistan this weekend joined Syria and Venezuela and became the newest member of a select club of nations: those that have publicly backed the Russian annexation of Crimea.

Citing “the free will of the Crimean people,” the office of President Hamid Karzai said, “we respect the decision the people of Crimea took through a recent referendum that considers Crimea as part of the Russian Federation.”

The New York Times points out that Afghanistan maintains a historic claim to a swath of Pakistan, and that may be motivating Karzai to side with Russia. If that is Karzai’s motivation, it’s ominous, suggesting that Afghanistan is ready to side with Russia should a regional war break out, if it gets Moscow’s backing to re-take that contested region of Pakistan.

Karzai’s government was installed by the US after the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, to depose its Taliban regime because it harbored al Qaeda. Karzai has enjoyed the benefits of American defense ever since. According to a review by ABC News, 2,176 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan since the war began.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; agitprop; crimea; hamidkarzai; karzai; pakistan; putinsbuttboys; russia; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko
Talk about coming around full-circle on Afghanistan.

Jimmuh Carter's feckless foreign policy invited the Soviet Union to go into Afghanistan. Now Obama blundering is inviting Russia back into the big game.

1 posted on 03/24/2014 11:08:18 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

I would never vote for Obama, but if he were to use a drone on Karzai, I would be tempted to.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: AU72

Is that a middle finger in bammys’ eye? lol


3 posted on 03/24/2014 11:11:53 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: AU72

Evidently the Afghan leader knows a winner when he sees one.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 11:13:28 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: AU72

We are coming for you Hamid. In fact we’ve already penetrated your inner circle.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 11:15:53 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: AU72

Hoping to save his scrawny chicken neck from the Taliban when the U.S. pulls out.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 11:15:55 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: AU72
Somebody should feed Karzai to the walkers.
7 posted on 03/24/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: AU72

“... Now Obama blundering is inviting Russia back into the big game.”

Except this time I don’t think that the Russians are interested. And I really have to wonder why we are any more. time to pack up and leave them to their own devices.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 11:19:11 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: McGruff

It’s been obvious for many, many years that Karzai is as much of an “ally” as the Walkers, etc.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 11:24:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: AU72
Now Obama blundering is inviting Russia back into the big game.

They are welcome to it.

10 posted on 03/24/2014 11:24:36 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: trapped_in_LA
Except this time I don’t think that the Russians are interested. And I really have to wonder why we are any more. time to pack up and leave them to their own devices.

I would be very surprised if the Russians *weren't* interested. The Pakistanis were using Taliban-run Afghanistan as a conduit to export jihad to the Central Asian stan's. If we leave Afghanistan, the Russians will fill the void. And that's not actually a bad thing, in my book, and a good reason to leave the country.

11 posted on 03/24/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: McGruff
"Somebody should feed Karzai to the walkers."

Look at the flowers Hamid.

12 posted on 03/24/2014 11:28:19 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: AU72
Please. Please. It was folly for the US to be 'in' Afghanistan. I'd love for Russia to head back in there.
13 posted on 03/24/2014 11:31:16 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Truth29

Freeze Karzai’s bank account. He’ll come around.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Zhang Fei

” If we leave Afghanistan, the Russians will fill the void. ...”

The real problem is not the Taliban but the Saudi’s who are funding all of this. If you don’t have money you can’t export jihad and its been the Saudi’s that have been supplying the money. But if the Russians want to take over this pest hole then more power to them.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 11:32:21 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Dr. Thorne

Karzai knows the U.S. Is going to leave him dangling in the wind. He has to cut a deal with the Taliban to share a good chunk of is embezzled wealth. The trick is knowing when to flee into-exile without tipping off the people who will be left holding the bag.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 11:32:56 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> But today, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai insists that “foreign intelligence agencies” are responsible for the Serena attack.

Reminds me of the simpletons who insisted that the nationwide Ukrainian rejection of Putin’s Russian puppet regime were all Soros-funded CIA-armed Nazis.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 11:34:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AU72
I hope our Soldiers come home NOW!!!!!!!!!
18 posted on 03/24/2014 11:34:55 AM PDT by angcat
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To: demshateGod

He would use a Drone on you before Karzai.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 11:35:51 AM PDT by angcat
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To: SunkenCiv

Golly, if the Taliban take over where are we going to get our smack from????


20 posted on 03/24/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: AU72

Putin can have it....All I can tell him is “Better Luck this Time.”


21 posted on 03/24/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: demshateGod

I want to see what happens when indeed the US leaves him behind. Though I suspect strongly that he’ll coat-tail it with soebarkah giving the thumbs-up.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 11:57:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: AU72

He’s not stupid, he can see who is the big dawg in that coming fight.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 12:00:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: bigheadfred

Same as always.


24 posted on 03/24/2014 12:00:40 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: AU72

Why can’t the NSA find out where this clown stashed his stolen wealth and take it from him?I only hope the Islamist give him his just desserts.


25 posted on 03/24/2014 12:05:40 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: AU72
Mygosh, this would be funny if it weren't possible that some mis-steps could lead to global annihilation. I think Finland also sided with Russia.

PS to Obama: we have a southern border and an invasion going on, right here in the USA.

26 posted on 03/24/2014 12:09:22 PM PDT by grania
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To: AU72

Crazy....How many years was Russia in Afghanistan??


27 posted on 03/24/2014 12:10:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AU72

Taliban is ISI.


28 posted on 03/24/2014 12:18:47 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sacajaweau

Not one more drop of blood for these savages. You cannot “civilize” a country who does not want to be civilized. The Taliban want to keep their women in the stone age. The so-called “good guys” are content having their women live in the dark ages. America can keep tabs on any build up of terrorist cells and take action accordingly but it has to admit that the nation building that Bush foolishly embarked on has been an utter failure, no matter how well intentioned that goal may have been.


29 posted on 03/24/2014 12:19:01 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Truth29

lol


30 posted on 03/24/2014 12:19:01 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: AU72

Glad to see we got value received for all the lives and fortune we spent on that pile of Mideast wasteland. Afghanistan is now and always has been a place where “Great Nations Go to Die”.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 12:21:06 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: littleharbour

It’s a Muslim country and always will be. “Elected” dictators at best. This “tribal” cr** is the problem. And all these people are nuts.


32 posted on 03/24/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AU72

Bwahahahahahahaaahhhaaaaahahahahaha. How’s that Hope and Change working for ya?


33 posted on 03/24/2014 12:22:17 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: AU72

Well, this isn’t really surprising. Karzai is certainly going to want to be polite to Putin, who is now more of a power in the area than we are.

But Karzai certainly isn’t about to cozy up to the Russians too far. The Soviets INVADED Afghanistan in Carter’s day, and killed thousands of inhabitants, bombing civilians indiscriminately.

And Russia has a long history of trying to invade and take over Afghanistan, to give it a path down to India and Southeast Asia. They did it in the time of Queen Victoria, and the Soviet Union tried to do it again. Russia is more of a threat than the U.S. could possibly be.

In other words, Karzai is being polite to the guy he fears.

Nobody fears Obama, needless to say. Except his own citizens, who fear what he intends to do to destroy our country and what remains of our Western civilization.


34 posted on 03/24/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: demshateGod

I doubt that we will ever know how many millions of dollars Karzai stole from the USA under the guise of ‘us helping them’.

It would be a great subject for a book. Too bad Tom Clancy is gone.


35 posted on 03/24/2014 12:53:27 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Karzai will be dead within the month when we leave.


36 posted on 03/24/2014 12:54:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AU72

Pull everything out, including aid. If JUST ONE terror attack comes from there that kills US citizens, then carpet bomb the whole damned country, Taliban, women, children and pets. Tell them this is the plan and do it if necessary...no threats, pure, swift action. Politically correct warfare has not worked since Korea. If you are going to have a war, then the reason should be enough to do this...otherwise there is no reason for a (politically correct) war. What you are seeing now with Karzai is the result of a “progressive” war. Nothing like making war on people but being careful not to hurt them. This is a sham and a shame.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 1:06:55 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: madprof98

Maybe, but I’ll bet Putin knows a ‘thousand miles of bad road’ when he sees it too...


38 posted on 03/24/2014 1:26:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: demshateGod

LOL. Allying with Russia worked so well for Mohammed Najibullah...


39 posted on 03/24/2014 1:43:06 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: demshateGod

Time to tell Hamid Buh bye.


40 posted on 03/24/2014 1:46:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AU72

There many of our finest who have spilled their blood in Afghanistan to keep the radical Muslims from making that land a haven and staging ground for terrorist attacks against the US once again.

Within short time after the US departure it will return to a principal source anti-American attacks and terror, IMO!


41 posted on 03/24/2014 1:51:53 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Theoria
It was folly for the US to be 'in' Afghanistan.

Technically, it wasn't just the US, it was NATO, because one of the NATO member countries was attacked (9-11) - and the attackers were based in Afghanistan, so they had to be flushed out, couldn't just leave them there free to operate ...

But the odds were always stacked against us, with kooky Pakistan controlling the only way in and out ....


42 posted on 03/24/2014 2:02:02 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: AU72

Remember that the Russians backed the Northern Alliance against the Taliban.

The Taliban is essentially an operation aided and abetted and coordinated by Pakistan’s ISI, who also hid Osama for all those years. Pakistan is the enemy of both the US and a non-Taliban Afghanistan.

We’re on our way out. Not only that, but the State Department declared war on Karzai the day Obama came into the White House; they’ve been attacking him in public and holding talks with the Taliban behind his back all along.

So, since we are abandoning him to the Talibs, who are his allies? He has Iran on one side and Pakistan on the other, both a potential problem. Obama isn’t going to back him against either one. So that leaves India and Russia. And he can try and work a deal with China, but for now they’ve thrown in with Pakistan (and against India). So Russia is his big back door. Iran is the other neighbor that isn’t going away, so expect him to build his own relationship with them, especially since upper class Afghans speak Persian (Dari). Between Iran and Russia on the one hand, versus Pakistan on the other who is backing the Taliban and Al Qaeda, once we leave the country he has few choices.


43 posted on 03/24/2014 2:09:00 PM PDT by marron
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To: canuck_conservative
'and the attackers were based in Afghanistan'

They also were 'based' out of Florida, Germany, and Arizona. But, we didn't invade there. That is kinda the point of being a cell and such. But, .gov never learns that.

Illegals and others kill and harm more Americans than wot, but we didn't create a wot to fight it.

44 posted on 03/24/2014 2:13:47 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: AU72
"When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse."

Osama bin Laden

They all end up as dog food, sooner or later.

45 posted on 03/24/2014 2:20:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AU72

We should pull out and let the Russians invade Afghanistan. Then the muzzies and the commies can bleed each other dry. Pass the popcorn.


46 posted on 03/24/2014 3:00:05 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Dalberg-Acton; null and void

fund that grant

cast the type

free agent

so now the big pic invade f ghanistan make it the biggest opium producing country in the world sacrifice thousands of American lives maintain that flow coinciding with the rise of opiate derivative drugs freely distributed to all ages of the US population now defunded defrauded making all the pill junkies go for the gold except ooops...it kills them...

in the last study it was apparent that the the last term POTUS ran up the debt near as much as the current POTUS which proves the VOTING populace is equally stupid not that that is edifying in any other way unless you are the keynote at a funeral

hear my laughter now when the taliban resumes control and makes Hitler’s death camps seem like a fairy tale

cause the LSM follows the money just as they did then WHEN THEY KNEW THE TRUTH

they will spout the same propaganda

to pajama boy

and i am buying it

which is the same thing as I AM PAYING FOR IT


47 posted on 03/24/2014 7:47:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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