Foreigners escape Taliban siege in Kabul; Afghan child killed

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COindependent wrote:

I surely hope Karzai remains and lives in Afghanistan after the election. Surely, he will not abandon his country to live “in exile” in Europe with millions of (expropriated) development dollars the U.S. provided to “his country” over the past 10 years.

After all, he got specifically what he asked for. He should have to live with the results of his “leadership”. (But he won’t!)

Mar 28, 2014 10:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Norml018 wrote:

Great job your security forces are doing Karzai. More than likely these acts were committed by some of the prisoners you released in the last few months. I do hope all foreign forces pull out of your crap-hole of a nation like yesterday. They should surround and contain you cave people until you have completed murdering each other.

Mar 28, 2014 10:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
newlygrad wrote:

Nowhere is safe to stay in Afghanistan, not even the presidential palace. US marines used to be Karzai’s clothes, and now he is naked like a lone cat bitten by surrounding rats. Leader who can’t assure of own safety is prone to fall to opposition.

Mar 28, 2014 10:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

Attacking an aid group and killing a kid. What a great bunch of guys. I hope Karzai is blown up by one of these nuts. Actually, that’s too good for him.

Mar 28, 2014 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Robert76 wrote:

First off, Karzai should be so happy he has been “holding hands” with the murderous thugs that the Taliban continually prove themselves to be.

Second all the Idiots who keep screaming Benghazi need to realize that his happened in a country with a well armed military and a good number of US troops, yet they cry Benghazi about a country that lacks as much military power and without a US military presence. If it cannot be prevented in Afghanistan, how do they figure it could have been prevented in a separate country that does not have a US military presence?

Mar 28, 2014 3:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IslamBlows wrote:

Karzai will (I hope) get everything he wants – and deserves: A failed government, with the Taliban waiting to make their return to power.

And the US misses another chance to have a permanent base within a short flight from Tehran.

Mar 28, 2014 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CapnBeer wrote:

Irresponsible of Reuters reporters to fail to mention that Roots of Peace is backed by the US State Department, and therefore not an independent NGO. Which makes the Taliban action look much more rational.

http://rootsofpeace.org/blog/february_7_2008_us_state

Mar 28, 2014 4:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BiasedWestern wrote:

I just want to get this right. It takes a guy with a car full of explosives and three other guys running around with explosives strapped to their chests to kill a child. Man those Taliban are some of the brightest and deadliest in the world! Four men to kill a child, I’m sure Allah is smiling down as his brave worshippers continue their slaughter of innocent children. What a world we live in….

Mar 28, 2014 7:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

@BiasedWestern – What choice do you really have in your bias?

It is easy to see the Taliban as the antibodies to foreign proteins. And that is what this whole country has stupidly forgotten for the past ten years. You can easily be regarded as foreign invaders being rejected by the host body.

Most in this country never had anything but contempt for them anyway and they are more right than you to reject you as pathogens.

And the ironic thing. They may actually outlive all of us. We live in the more complex, dangerous, and blazingly contradictory world, actually, and ours is the more unstable. Not theirs.

Mar 29, 2014 7:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BiasedWestern wrote:

Paintcan I think our definitions of stability are a little bit different. Looking across the present landscape of the Middle East how is it that you are able to come to the conclusion that their society is stable? Sure if you are put under brutal laws and controlled through fear of religion and terrorism you can make the populace submit. And hey if that’s how they want to live they can do that. But once you start trying to terroize the rest of the world and flying planes into buildings then you might end up getting invaded by some very angry people with a thirst for vengence… Would it have been better if after toppling Saddam and the Taliban for the people there in the Middle East to have embraced Democracy and Tolerance for others? Yea that sure would have been nice. But as they say “You can take the camel jockey out of the desert but you can’t take the blind hatred for his fellow man who does not believe in his one true God out of the camel jockey….”

Mar 29, 2014 1:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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