Grief-stricken Hamid Karzai climbs into assassinated brother's grave

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    Grief-stricken Hamid Karzai climbs into assassinated brother's grave

    'It is easy to kill and everyone can do it, but the real man is the one who can save people's lives,' Afghan president later says


    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Pushing through a ring of his security men, President Hamid Karzai climbed into his slain half-brother's freshly dug grave Wednesday and sobbed alongside the coffin at a funeral attended by thousands of mourners.


    Overcome with grief, the president and appealed to his countrymen to stop the violence.


    Hours later, a bomb attack killed five French soldiers and an Afghan civilian in the east of the country.


    The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai, who was shot a point blank range by a close confidant a day earlier, left Afghanistan's leader without a powerful ally in the southern province of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban and site of recent military offensives by the U.S.-led military coalition.


    The radical Islamic movement claimed responsibility for the killing, and the president, speaking later at a somber press conference, challenged his insurgent adversaries to give up violence.


    "My message for them (the Taliban) is that my countrymen, my brothers, should stop killing their own people," Karzai said. "It is easy to kill and everyone can do it, but the real man is the one who can save people's lives."

    How assassin used ruse to kill Karzai brother


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    Much as I don't like President Karzai..this was a bitter pill.
     
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    Granny says...

    ... Too bad somebody didn't cover him up.
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    That's quite a telling link, Synthaholic, of the killing canards the Taliban does to strengthen its ties with Pakistan and gouge the Karzai regime.



     
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    It's difficult to feel sorry for Karzai, frankly. He's a completely corrupt, utterly worthless dictator, who has stolen every US aid dollar sent to Afghanistan to line the pockets of his family. He constantly betrays the US, trying to ally himself with the Taliban for his own protection, caring not one whit about his own people except when he can use a civilian death to lead an outraged chant against America. Meanwhile, Afghani females are still being oppressed, their schools burned to the ground, and Karzai continues to support laws that keep them that way.

    One of his brothers, whom he set up to live the fat life on money that was supposed to help Afghani citizens, gets offed by the same Taliban Karzai is trying to cut a deal with? Color me unsurprised and not terribly sympathetic.
     
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    Security is complicated in Afghanistan by assassinations...
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    The wave of Afghan assassinations underscores a complicated security situation
    July 18, 2011 - A reporter struggles to figure out what the murder of two sources says about the state of the Afghanistan war.
     
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    Who cares? Faux emotion from a faux pali.
     

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