By March 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Afghan Leader Hamid Karzai Says Al-Qaeda Is A ‘Myth’

062210_karzai

His words would have come as a huge shock to most Americans… that is, if most Americans were paying attention to anything world leaders say.

During an interview the departing Afghan president said that he feels “betrayed” by America, which he believes has been “indifferent to Afghan interests” during the war which has waged for over 12 years in the region.

“Afghans died in a war that’s not ours,” he explained in his first interview in two years.

Karzai said that Al-Qaeda is “more a myth than a reality” much as the 2004 BBC series “The Power of Nightmares” documented.

Karzai further said that the majority of the United States’ prisoners have been innocent, like an innocent Algerian national who has been held in Guantanamo Bay for 12 years without charge who was finally released last week.

Thursday, the Pentagon said that Ahmed Belbacha, 44, has been handed over to the Algerian government, after his innocence was finally determined.

Karzai explained that instead of bombing Afghan villages, focusing on arresting innocent Afghan citizens, and shooting farmers which the U.S. assumed were “Taliban” simply because they were spotted on their land with rifles, American troops should have done more to target the Taliban in Pakistan. Karzai explains that this has been the true strong-hold of the group since the fled from American troops, over a decade ago.

Karzai gave parting words upon his stepping down from the presidency of Afghanistan:

“To the American people, give them my best wishes and my gratitude. To the US government, give them my anger, my extreme anger.”

(Article by M.B. David)

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.