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US concern at Afghan corruption

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:14 PM

US concern at Afghan corruption

THE US is very worried about corruption among Afghan leaders, top military officer Admiral Mike Mullen said overnight, warning President Hamid Karzai must crack down on offenders.

"We are extremely concerned about the level of corruption and the legitimacy of this government," Admiral Mullen said. "It's far too much endemic."
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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:14 PM

Newly re-elected Mr Karzai "has got to take significant steps to eliminate corruption", the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff warned.

"That means that you have to rid yourself of those who are corrupt, you have to actually arrest and prosecute them. You have to show those visible signs."

Ummm... is this the bigget case of pot calling the kettle black?

Seriously, what moral authority does anyone in the US have trying to call other governments corrupt?

How about worrying about the legitimacy of your current government, USA? How about starting to arrest and punish former members of the previous government who authorised torture?

It's all a bit silly these days and comments from the USA, such as this, confirm that international politics is nothing but a three ringed circus run by mad men.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:24 PM
reply to post by tezzajw


you're right !

LOL ....... 3rd line

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:33 PM
It is kind of like the pot calling the kettle black.

C'mon, we have the Republirats and Demorats colluding together to take down a third party candidate, and we actually say Afghanistan is corrupt? When will we get the FRACK out of other countries business. Also areas in the US not allowing people to run in elections, unless they have party affiliation.

Where am I going with this.

The US is the FRACKING most corrupt FRACKING government their is!

DEM=REPUB BUSH=OBAMA as Corrupt=Corrupt

We are EMPIRE and we will be destroyed very soon, unless you nitwhit people wake the Frack up.

Gotta love the NWO, brought to you by the power elite.

edit to add S&F

[edit on 11/4/2009 by endisnighe]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:45 PM
I think it's important that Karzai does something about corruption.

How else does he expect Afghanistan to progress forward if individuals are sacrificing the future of the country for individual gain. Furthermore, he has to realize that all the corruption affects the troops that are fighting in his country.

Troops from Australia, US, and Britain and other countries need to know that their fighting a war for good reasons. While the fighting is about the terrorist, the troops and their respective governments want to see and help an emerging Afghanistan.

Recently, I've read articles where bidding is starting to take place for important mineral projects. Projects that could help Afghanistan move up a step in the ladder from where they previously were. But all of this may not continue if corruption continues to such a point that the troops and their respective government feel the need to abandon Afghanistan.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 05:02 PM
reply to post by jam321


Here is a very interesting development.
I don't know if you've seen it yet.
US gives Karzai six-month ultimatum to stem Afghanistan corruption

“If he doesn’t meet the conditions within six months, Obama has told him America will pull out,” said an official with access to Mr Karzai’s inner circle. “Obama said they don’t want their soldiers’ lives wasted for nothing. They want changes in Cabinet, and changes in his personal staff.”

It is extremely unlikely that British troops would stay in Afghanistan if US forces were withdrawn.


The American Embassy is understood to have warned Mr Karzai it will start collecting evidence against Wali Karzai if he is not removed from Kandahar. “They want tangible progress over the next three to six months on corruption, the culture of impunity and rising crime,” said a senior Western analyst with close links to the State Department.

“They have told Karzai they are going to start collecting evidence and if he doesn’t act on it, they will go public. We’ve never been able to back up our claims about his brother, or any of the commanders, with evidence. Now when we say something, we’ll show the smoking gun and say, ‘Arrest him’.”

[edit on 4-11-2009 by SLAYER69]

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