Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

Karzai : Much of the Afghan Corruption ‘Inflicted From Abroad’

In an interview with Al Jazeera English, Afghan President Hamid Karzai defends the legitimacy of his government against what he believes to be largely Western media orchestrated attacks. Though Karzai is correct in asserting that many of the NGOs and transnational contracts share a large part of the blame in the rampant corruption throughout Afghanistan, […]

Video : Dr. Ashraf Ghani Corruption ‘Threatening Our Existence as a Nation’

Former Afghan Presidential candidate, Dr. Ashraf Ghani was on CNN with Christiane Amanpour to discuss the prospects of a corruption free Karzai regime. As Dr. Ghani states, the corruption is deeply engrained within the Karzai Administration because as Karzai himself admitted, the governors ministers are appointed by the Presient. Therefore to simply take out or […]

Did the Italians Bribe Taliban Not to Attack?

Italian Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa denies all claims made by Commander Ismayel, but this situation poses an interesting question in terms of the international strategy against the Taliban in Afghanistan. As the report points out, within a month of the French take-over from the Italians, 10 French troops killed and another 21 were injured. […]

Gen. McChrystal : Success in Afghanistan as Dependent Upon Karzai as Obama

Slate has expanded upon a memo written by General Stanley McChrystal, in which he states that along with 40,000 more troops, the United States will need to setup a legitimate and trustworthy government in Afghanistan. In emphasizing this point, Fred Kaplan (of Slate) and General McChrystal both illustrate that after 30 years of war, mounting […]

Hamid Karzai May NOT Have 50% of Vote After All

Deutsche Welle is reporting that Hamid Karzai may still have a lead over rival Dr. Abdullah Abdullah but is still short of the 51% needed to avoid an October run-off with his closest rival. The biggest issue is still the over 700 complaints that the Electoral Complaints Commission believe are possibly grave enough to alter […]