Karzai asks Pakistan to unite in "honest" fight against extremism
[Dawn] Afghanistan's Caped President Hamid
Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a
Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
called on Islamabad on Thursday to join him in an "honest" fight against extremism, which he said was threatening both neighbouring nations equally.
Karzai said he hoped the shooting of 14-year-old Pak activist by the Taliban would convince Islamabad that "using extremism as a tool" against others was not in its interest.
Karzai said that the shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who campaigned for the right of girls to an education, showed that Islamabad's strategy was hurting Pakistain too.
"I hope this very bitter truth... has convinced our brothers and sisters, the officials in Pakistain... that using extremism as a tool against others is not in the interest of Pakistain," Karzai said.
The Afghan president's blunt words came during a joint presser with visiting NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and organization....
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen here in Kabul.
The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan "has been the consequence of safe havens on Pak soil", alleged Karzai, describing extremism as a snake which could turn and bite anyone who tried to use it against others.
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