Karzai gets bags of cash from Iran

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    Afghan Leader Admits His Office Gets Cash from Iran

    Both Iran and the US are giving Karzai and his government "bags of money"?

    He says that Iran wants good relations and "lots of other things" in return?

    What do you make of all that?
     
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    Your geography sucks. Afghanistan ain't in the Middle East!
     
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    Iran is.

    Is that your sole contribution to the conversation?
     
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    Karzai is a Pashtun. By nature those people play both sides. He is probably negotiating with the Taliban right now for a unity government because he knows the US is going to leave next year.
    Any idea that he is an "ally" ought to be dispelled. He is an opportunist.
     
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    Why did they deliever the cash in bags rather than just wire it?
     
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    Perhaps because cash is not traceable?
     
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    I think the only wire they have over there is barbed or razor.
     
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    no afghan western union :lol:
     
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    this has been going on for several years. Bush knew it too, he came to hear of it and confirm in early 06.

    Karzai is doing what he has to to get ready for the future, he'll take the well worn despots exit stage left and flee ( gold ingots in the flight bag is sooo 60-70ish) to his high rise suite in Dubai, or his villa at lake Lucerne.

    Obama should have used the October 09 election scandal to make a change. BUT that would only have been efficable if we planned on staying and making a determined effort to pacify enough of the country to make a difference, a fools errand to be sure.

    Iran is the playa there...and he knows it.
     
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