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Karzai Suspects US Involvement in Recent Afghanistan Attacks

January 28, 2014

Afghan President Karzai is holding nothing back with recent accusations where he accuses the U.S. government and military for playing a role in insurgent style attacks that have occurred in Afghanistan. This includes dozens of attacks, which have been blamed on the Taliban, including an attack in Kabul, which killed 21 people, of which three were Americans. reported, “The Washington Post, citing an Afghan official who it said was sympathetic to Karzai’s view, reported that the Afghan leader believes that dozens of attacks blamed on the Taliban have been planned by the U.S. to weaken his government and foment instability in the country. The official did acknowledge that Karzai had no concrete evidence of American involvement in any attack.”

“The report is another sign of the deepening rift between the U.S. and Karzai, who has continued to refuse to sign a tentative security agreement allowing for American troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014, preferring to leave the issue for his successor following Afghanistan’s April presidential election.“

Karzai’s suspensions show a deep resentment towards the U.S. and military who have spent the past twelve years fighting for a better Afghanistan, as well as a significant detachment from reality. continued, “Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan added, “We have spent 12 years trying to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan in the face of threats from terrorist and insurgent networks .?.?. to suggest otherwise does a grave disservice to those who have sacrificed for the people of Afghanistan.”

“According to the Afghan official quoted by the Post, Karzai’s theory is based on suspicions that the attacks are intended to draw attention away from civilian casualties caused by U.S. airstrikes. In addition, the official contends that attacks like that on the Kabul restaurant were “too sophisticated to be the handiwork” of the Taliban.” 

The Taliban denies any U.S. involvement in any of their attacks.

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