13.12.06

Bush's Pakistani Puppet burbs in the general direction of Pakistan

Karzai Says Pakistani Collusion Threatens Region - New York Times:

In strikingly strong language, President Hamid Karzai warned today that a failure to bring peace to Afghanistan would destroy the whole region, and laid blame squarely on neighboring Pakistan.

As if to underscore his warning, as Mr. Karzai arrived here, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the neighboring province of Helmand, narrowly missing the provincial governor, but killing eight people, civilians and bodyguards in his office.

Afghanistan either has to be fixed and be peaceful or the whole region will run into hell with us,” Mr. Karzai told a small group of journalists during a visit to this southern city, his hometown, which has been reeling from almost daily suicide bombings in the last 10 days. “It’s not going to be like the past, that only we suffer. Those who cause us to suffer will burn in hell with us. And I hope NATO recognizes this.” Mr. Karzai charged that elements of the Pakistani government were still supporting Islamic militants, as they had in the past, and that if such sources of terrorism were not defeated today, Afghans and international soldiers would continue to die.

“The state of Pakistan was supporting the Taliban, so we presume if there is still any Taliban, that they are still being supported by a state element,” he said.

“In Afghanistan we are fighting the symptoms of terrorism, not the roots of it,” the president added. “We feel we should go to the sources of terrorism and fight it there, or we’ll keep losing men, Afghan and international, in a vicious circle.”

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