Ruffled Afghan feathers: tears of a clown

Remember, Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan? Hamid Karzai Tweets out after the MOAB was dropped.

It didn’t take long for the poppy of corruption in Afghanistan to play the humane card, from the opium capital of the world.

“I vehemently and in the strongest words condemn the dropping of the latest weapon, the non-nuclear bomb, on Afghanistan by US military.
This is not the war on terror but the inhuman and most brutal use of our country as a testing ground for new and dangerous weapons.
It is upon us, Afghans, to stop the USA. “ — Hamid Karzai tweeted

Where do you start with a statement like that?

How about from the beginning? In the strongest words he condemns this. He couldn’t be more against our actions. Thanks for admitting, at least, that it is a non-nuclear bomb. So it could have been worse, Hamid the horrible.

Then he condemns it on humanity grounds. He has some nerve talking about humane actions compared to the 9/11 terrorist attack on innocent civilians. That which caused the long overdue response to Afghanistan, after refusing requests for its cooperation through official channels. That inhumane response, even to 9/11 attacks?

Now that last part requires just a little extra attention. He calls on Afghans to “stop the USA.” I didn’t know the Resistance movement had expanded to Afghanistan now?

Lest Hamid the turncoat forget, may I remind him that mission, goal sentiment is exactly what caused the ‘War on Terror’ road show all those years ago — spawned right from his back yard in the terrorist haven, Afghanistan.

I think we have the moral high ground and victory here. Playing the ‘humane card’ from the abyss in Afghanistan, how about that? Priceless.

Huamne is not your strong suit, Karzai. But neither is “stopping the USA.”

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Hot poker or misjudging public distrust

I will make this as short as possible.

Once again, on the heels of the VA and counltess other scandals, we’re faced with the same proverbial question.

Did he either misjudge the complete reaction to the trade of Bergdahl for the Taliban five, or is it another hot poker in the eye of America?

Now I’m leaning hard on the hot poker.


“These were not good guys. I am in no way defending these men. But being, you know, mid-to-high-level officials in a regime that’s grotesque and horrific also doesn’t mean they themselves directly pose a threat to the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Thursday. She accused critics of the release of having a political motive.LA Times

Oh yea, “political motives” …….

Dep Ass Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD, Brandon Friedman tweets (6/4):
“Here’s the thing about Bergdahl and the jump-to-conclusion mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” (1of5)

Van Jones(6/4): “This is an orchestrated smear campaign.”

Jones concocts a conspiracy theory the night before:
“And then [Republicans will] say that the president of the United States is a traitor who turned in a traitor to let out our enemies. Is that the kind of Benghazi-zation of this that you think is appropriate for Republicans?”

Obama: “I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington, alright? That’s par for the course.” [we shouldn’t be either]

Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell agreed that the White House had likely thought there would be “some euphoria around this, the only POW that was remaining in Afghanistan, that there would be a rally around the flag. That didn’t happen.”

“They were expecting criticisms of Gitmo, criticisms of the detainees that were chosen,” Todd said. “They did not expect this criticism of the attempt to go get Bergdahl in the way that it was done.”

Misjudged reaction or make that 2 pokers — Rose-Gardening Bergdahl and Taliban detainees — in America’s eyes? And, since the left brought it up, who’s operating on “political motives?”

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Pat Dollard has scoop on Bergdahl fiasco

 

‘Ashamed To Be American’: Released U.S. Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl Is A Filthy, Anti-U.S. Deserter And Traitor Who Deserves To Be Dead, Father A Jihadi

This guy sounds like he’s right up Obama’s alley. His dad is a jihadi, complete with jihadi beard, as anyone who is “working to free all Guantanmo prisoners” is a jihadi, defacto at least, since we all know many-to-most of them will return to the battlefield. Oh, and let’s not ignore the terrorist threat against the U.S. he also makes in the tweet “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child.” This whole story is horrifically fishy and we’re going to investigate further. And the punishment for desertion is death, btw.
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http://patdollard.com/2014/05/ashamed-to-be-american-is-released-u-s-prisoner-berghdal-a-filthy-deserter-and-traitor-who-deserves-to-be-dead/

 

We heard that he is having a hard time understanding and speaking English. Really? There is a video from Bowe in December 2010, where he was speaking perfect English in a plea to release him and other prisoners in Gitmo and Bagram, Afghanistan. He denounced the long war and those that died on both sides. Yea, hard time speaking English all right. Sailboats, motorcycles and family were among the things he missed.

But it was perfect timing to a President who needed another photo-op at the end of a hard week. What about those who died in action while looking for him? Just the type of prisoner Dems would like. Something is pretty fishy with all of it.

Mysterious gold exodus

 

An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?

(Zalmai for The New York Times)

A Kabul jewelry shop. Officials are concerned about gold being flown out of Afghanistan.

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Published NYT: December 15, 2012

 
KABUL, Afghanistan — Packed into hand luggage and tucked into jacket pockets, roughly hewed bars of gold are being flown out of Kabul with increasing regularity, confounding Afghan and American officials who fear money launderers have found a new way to spirit funds from the country.

Most of the gold is being carried on commercial flights destined for Dubai, according to airport security reports and officials. The amounts carried by single couriers are often heavy enough that passengers flying from Kabul to the Persian Gulf emirate would be well advised to heed warnings about the danger of bags falling from overhead compartments. One courier, for instance, carried nearly 60 pounds of gold bars, each about the size of an iPhone, aboard an early morning flight in mid-October, according to an airport security report. The load was worth more than $1.5 million.

The gold is fully declared and legal to fly. Some, if not most, is legitimately being sent by gold dealers seeking to have old and damaged jewelry refashioned into new pieces by skilled craftsmen in the Persian Gulf, said Afghan officials and gold dealers

But gold dealers in Kabul and current and former Kabul airport officials say there has been a surge in shipments since early summer. The talk of a growing exodus of gold from Afghanistan has been spreading among the business community here, and in recent weeks has caught the attention of Afghan and American officials. The officials are now puzzling over the origin of the gold — very little is mined in Afghanistan, although larger mines are planned — and why so much appears to be heading for Dubai. […/]

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/world/asia/as-gold-is-spirited-out-of-afghanistan-officials-wonder-why.html