Hm I found these two articles from the same reporter, Christoph Reuter who is or was in Kabul at that time. The articles are not directly about the
murder but are an explanation of the situation and the election fraud that was taking place.
Article 1, dated 21. August 2009, 17:31h
This article describes the suspected massive election fraud of the first election run in August 2009.
In the district Mohammed Agha, 3463 men and 12 094 women cast theis votes. This is a highly conservative district however, where women usually stay at
home; especially after the taliban threatened people not to register. In light of these facts, the numbers are not only improbable but highly
Die Wählerinnen bleiben aus
The female voters don't show up. A lenghty story about how unusual it is to see even 1 woman at the voting stations. Further evidence that the above
numbers are faked.
Die Taliban-Drohungen wirken
The taliban threads work. This part tells how even in large voting stations in the city only few people turn up and how on 100 men come 7 women to
vote. Apparently, the taliban distributed leaflets saying "Don't vote. We are among you. We will punish you". People are afraid.
Gerüchte lassen Schlimmes ahnen
Rumors forebode a bad situation. Only around 1000 of 15 656 registered voters turned up in the three biggest districts, where over 100 000 people
would be qualified to vote. And even in such low numbers, there is a discrepancy of votes cast by women and women that were actually there.
Rumors say that a surprisingly HIGH voting participation took place (earlier in the article it is stated, that a feared 2 million faked votes could
turn up from the south of the country).
Article 2, dated 8. April 2010, 14:00h CET
This Article goes into how Karzai can't be trusted and is suspected of moneygrabbing, powermongering, family business in politics and election
While dozens of western soldiers die, troops have to be reinforced by tens of thousands and hundreds of millions of Euro and US $ are spent on
Afghanistan and the combined effort, Karzai has the following to say on TV and in company of parliamentarians: The foreigners are intruders that
meddle in afghan affairs and faked the elections of August (see above). If things continue like that, he (Karzai) will personally change sides and
side with the taliban. It is not known as of yet about the reaction of the taliban (tongue in cheek remark by the author of the article).
Ein doppeltes Missverständnis
A twofold misunderstanding. One has to ask, what motivates Karzai. it seems, that he heads mafia-like clan structures and strictly follows his
interests instead of the countries interests.
The misconception on the American side was, that a well dressed, fluently English speaking guy that never contradicts was a viable candidate for
The misconception of Karzai was, that although he came to power by questionable means, he could hold the power by questionable means and for an
unlimited amount of time. Karzai NEVER actually understood the democratic system; on the contrary, he found it necessary to fake elections he would
have won anyways (2004 elections). He thinks he has the RIGHT TO REIGN and his clan totally agrees with that.
Brazen election fraud. At least a quarter of the cast votes was faked. hundreds of votes were filled out with the same handwritings. Civillians and
police were witnessed to fill out votes en bloc and by the hundreds.
ECC, the election control comission, was powerless as members and their families were massively threatened if they didn't bow before Karzai.
Karzais team tried to avoid closer scrutiny and in-depth investigation by all means. Peter Galbraith, Vice chief of the UN mission witnessed how
sorted, illegal votes were declared legal again and protested publicly against this. He was fired by Ban Ki-Moon, UN general secretary (!!!!!
visualize the implications of this for a moment !!!!!).
The voting fraud, however, could not be covered up anymore and Karzai allowed a second election round that didn't come to pass because his opposition
candidate threw the towel after none of the election responsible people were replaced.
Zur Partnerschaft verdammt
Damned to partnership. Now, Karzai turned the facts and accused the foreigners of election fraud. And he quickly signed a law that allowed only afghan
nationals to be part of the ECC. No international oversight whatsoever anymore. And now the hammer: US politicians applauded the "afghanisation" of
the coming elections, and Germany remained silent.
Robert Gibbs, speaker of the white house: people are frustrated, but no alternative to working with Karzai is viable at this point.
Alles für Macht und Geld
Everything for power and money. Karzai profits enormously of the current situation and the helplessness of the west. His clan is involved in every
single lucrative contract with the west and multiple members of Karzais family are suspects in murder, drug dealing en gros and about every other
shady deal in the book.
I realize that those two articles are not directly linked to the murders in the video, but they sure help to paint the big picture of what is going on
over there and who is motivated by what.
My conclusion is, that in face of the overwhelming corruption under Karzai, people are likely already asking if they weren't better off with the
taliban in power.