Karzai Assassination Plot Foiled: Officials

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    I'm sorry to hear of this, High Gravity. Karzai lost his brother not long ago. Didn't he climb down into the tomb or something in his sorrow? What a terrible toll being leader in Afghanistan after the Taliban has been. That cell organized attacks by Pakistanis in Afghanistan? Don't those people know they have pushed the envelope a little too far already? :(
     
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    Bin Laden's death: 'Why kill the goose?' | Tariq Ali | Comment is free | The Guardian

    I found this a fine read. Far better than the piece imo.
     
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    The Pakistanis have many players on the ground in Afghanistan, all I can say if if I were Karzai I would have plans to relocate to another country once the US Military leaves. The last Afghan President that hung around after the Soviets left was gutted, hung and dragged through the streets of Kabul after the Taliban siezed it.
     
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    Karzai's got a short shelf life once America pulls out.
     
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    I have to agree, the Taliban will tear him limb from limb, even if they promise that they won't do so.
     
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    High_Gravity, et al,

    Not that I disagree.

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    But if this is a reasonable expectation, than what is our purpose in Afghanistan?

    If it is expected that the country will destabilize, then what is the plan between now and the withdrawal date? Are we expecting something devine intervention to take place?

    What is the strategy here? Why are we wasting any more resources. Should we not be immediately reducing our footprint before we have to fight our way out.

    Most Respectfully,
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    I really wish I could answer your questions, we seem to keep moving the goal posts in Afghanistan, when we first went in there the goal was to wipe out Al Qaeda and find Bin Laden, now the goal is to help stabilize their country and train their Military and Police to carry on the fight once we leave, the problem with that is the situation on the ground seems to be getting even worse and even more complicated the longer we stay in that country.
     

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