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Karzai bid to placate angry Afghans - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has met villagers of Masmut in eastern Laghman province in a bid to placate them over civilian deaths in a Nato raid last month.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton, reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan, said that Karzai, along with senior government officials, offered the villagers condolences on Tuesday and vowed to invest in the region.

Locals had been angry over the raid on September 25, in which Nato said 30 Taliban fighters were killed. Villagers, however, say many of among the dead were civilians.

The villagers were also expecting General David Petraeus, the senior US general in Afghanistan, at the meeting.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:43:28 PM EST
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It must be really strange to live as a civilian in an occupied country. Can't wait till it happens to the US, deaths here and there and absolutely no recourse other than ...

The good news ... it's only a life sentence. You eventually leave this planet of idiots.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:45:04 PM EST
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No, it's not strange, it's terrible. We don't need to have meories of occupied europe fro mthe second world war, the massacres and the concentration camps. Look at Palestine, look at Iraq, look at Afghanistan. Guantanamo, Bagram and Abu Ghraib. Those are happening now.

that is occupation and it is not "strange".

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 05:41:10 AM EST
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