Posts Tagged ‘Peace Jirga’

At Brother’s Funeral, Hamid Karzai Calls Taliban ‘Dears’

“Once again I call on the Taliban, my dears, my brothers and friends, come and join me in building the country. Stop destroying the country,” At the funeral of his younger brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called the Taliban – who are claiming responsibility for the death of Ahmed Wali – his […]

Will ‘Survivalist Stance’ Lead to Afghanistan’s Destruction?

In an article about Afghan women and re-integration of the Taliban,Salon.com says “The Guardian has reported that many women in Afghanistan welcome this policy change toward the Taliban.” In response, Stanford Professor Robert Crews states: What’s clear is that more and more people are simply fed up with war. That doesn‘t make one “pro” or […]

Despite MANY Problems in Afghanistan, Peace Jirga Declaration Condemns Israel

As if the actual people of Afghanistan (not sure how the warlords in attendance are fairing) did not have their own problems with 30 years of on-going war, election fraud, illiteracy, bribery on a mass scale, and poverty, the final declaration of this week’s Peace Jirga at Kabul Polytechnic University condemns Israel for the raid […]

Ahmad Wali Karzai Speaks at Peace Jirga : Defends Hamid, Own Reputation

Ahmad Wali Karzai, controversial brother of Afghan President, Hamid Karzai took the podium at the second day of Afghanistan’s Peace Jirga in Kabul today. The man who has recently responded to accusations of being the ‘King of Kandahar‘ by likening himself to an Afghan Nancy Pelosi, minimized the power of Taliban while speaking in support […]

Karzai Government Reacts to Flotilla Siege

Though the people of Afghanistan are immersed with this week’s Peace Jirga and the attacks of the Jirga’s opening day, the government of President Hamid Karzai did release a statement condemning the raid of an aid flotilla from Turkey headed to the Gaza strip: The Afghan government, in a press release issued by the Ministry […]