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Ear to the Ground

A Top Aide to Karzai Is Killed

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Posted on Jul 17, 2011
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President Hamid Karzai has expressed anger over NATO raids that have killed Afghans who were guilty of no crimes against the United States or Afghanistan.

Less than one week after Hamid Karzai’s half brother was shot to death, Jan Mohammad Khan, a senior adviser to the Afghan president, was killed by gunmen at his home. The Taliban claimed responsibility. A spokesman for the Taliban said Khan was killed for aiding NATO coalition forces in night attacks against Afghans. —ARK

The Guardian:

Gunmen strapped with explosives killed a close adviser to Afghan president Hamid Karzai and a member of parliament on Sunday in another insurgent strike against the Afghan leader’s inner circle.

Jan Mohammad Khan was an adviser to Karzai on tribal issues and was close to the president, a fellow Pashtun.

His killing, which the Taliban claimed responsibility for, came less than a week after the assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the president’s half brother and one of the most powerful men in southern Afghanistan.

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By SoTexGuy, July 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm Link to this comment

What’s this except the CIA and DOD demonstrating to Karzai who is in charge over there? First his brother and now a close associate. By act or omission our government is involved.. Forty years from now after all the ‘playas’ have cashed in their chips someone will publish the truth about it all.. Until then any hint of US involvement will be dismissed as a ‘conspiracy’ theory.

Expect a much more tame Karzai (or a deceased one). Plus pipelines and rare earth mineral mines and processing facilities.. all watched over by paid mercenaries and joy-stick-jockeys at Langley or deep in the Rockies..

If this isn’t dystopia.. what is?

Adios!

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By SarcastiCanuck, July 18, 2011 at 7:27 am Link to this comment
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Well,those Taliban look about as defeated as the North Vietnamese did in the early 70’s.

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