Friday, February 13, 2009

ANALYSIS-U.S. raises hackles with Karzai, looks for change

ANALYSIS-U.S. raises hackles with Karzai, looks for change from Reuters via

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise.

Karzai has become increasingly vocal about saying that the US killing Afghan civilians is wrong and must end. So, what a shock, now the US is talking about how Karzai must go.

Most of the reasons given in this article are probably bs. The US knew he was basically powerless, and had a big say in creating the office that way. The US has always empowered the warlords outside of Kabul by making their own deals with them. You've never seen the US make any major effort to strengthen the central government or to weaken the warlords.

Nope, this one seems pretty obvious. Karzai has been making statements critical of the US killing innocent civilians in his country. Afghan Govt Condemns Australian Raid That Killed Children is just the latest example. The message to Karzai is very clear ... he's expected to be a puppet that toes the US line. If he won't do that, then he can be replaced.

So, one of Obama's early acts is going to be putting his own puppet leaders into place? Wow, I'm so glad we elected the Obama administration and everything is changing from the way it used to be.

And why is it that the Diem assasination\coup in Vietnam under Kennedy comes to mind?


Lyle said...

New Book. Robert Kaiser. So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government

KDelphi said...

I anybody in here anymore? (thanks for book link)

KDelphi said...

17,000 troops to Afghanistan...on the same day as the "Stimulus Bill" signing---clever.

Nannie said...

Hey KD
I check here but don't usually post.Maybe a place to say hi right at the top would help.Hard to find new posts if keeps moving.
Haven't seen you as much on TD. Are you feeling OK?It is so cold here, I am sick of winter. Daffidols are trying to come up . Yeah Spring...