Saturday, April 28, 2012

Angry Afghans chop off ears of roadside bomb suspect as Karzai suggests stepping down:

Does this building look familiar? The Taliban dressed as women and did this last year too

Angry Afghans chop off ears of roadside bomb suspect as Karzai suggests stepping down: I do believe the people are finally ready to control their destiny

Son succeeds Afghan talks chief : The son of murdered Afghan peace talks chief Burhanuddin Rabbani has been appointed to replace him.Salahuddin Rabbani will chair the country's High Peace Council, which leads Afghan efforts to negotiate with the Taliban.Mr Rabbani is currently ambassador to Turkey. His father, a former president and mujahedeen leader, was killed by a suicide bomber last September.His death was seen as a major blow to reconciliation efforts in the country.

Believe it or not despite all the recent setbacks to the contrary, now that Burhanuddin has taken over the talks with the Taliban and the people have finally started to stand up against them I feel very good about the future for the Afghan people Democracy or not.

Angry Afghans chop off ears of roadside bomb suspect: Angry residents in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday chopped off the ears of a man accused of planting a roadside bomb that killed two civilians, an official said. 'Following the incident the residents of the area arrested the alleged mine planter and wanted to hang him in public,' Mr Ahmadi said. Police and the local district governor were forced to intervene to save the man's life, but the furious residents had already cut off his ears, Mr Ahmadi said. It is about time!

100 militants killed or captured in Afghanistan Afghan security forces did this by themselves people!

Attacks in Afghanistan end after 18 hours of intense battle: Fighting ended Monday morning some 18 hours after the Taliban launched a coordinated attack on Western embassies, NATO headquarters and Afghan government facilities in the capital Kabul and three eastern provinces. The attacks, marked by extensive gunfire, explosions and rocket attacks and among the most serious to hit the capital since the Taliban was driven from power in 2001, saw eight Afghan security personnel and three civilians killed, Interior Minister Besmillah Mohammadi said Monday. Afghan officials also added that at least 36 insurgents were killed and more than a dozen wounded or captured.

Remember that building? The Taliban has done this before. This time Afghan security put this to rest by themselves. This is the Taliban's spring offensive, empty buildings. This has put Afghanistan on guard, They can do this.They should let the Taliban help in Government but must keep them under control, If not the consequence will be death to any form of self Government and loss of life and limb to the people and women wanting equality.

Hamid Karzai may step down early from Afghan presidency: "I have been talking about this for some time now, and this is quite a good consideration, [whether] we cannot have all of that accomplished in 2014 because of the heavy agenda," Karzai told a news conference in Kabul, held with the visiting Nato secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen."Should we allow the transition process to complete itself in 2014, but bring the presidential election one year earlier to 2013?" he said. He also raised the possibility of bringing the security handover forward. Earlier this year he called for a sped up transition schedule.

Some among the group of about 30 women were pictured holding placards that read "Where is justice?" They took to the streets following the killing of five Afghan women in less than a month in three provinces of the country, AFP said. Concern is mounting among some Western officials, activists and some of the country's lawmakers that women's rights could be compromised under any power-sharing deal between the government and the Taliban, which President Hamid Karzai has been seeking to end the war, Reuters reported.

Activists were outraged last month when Karzai appeared to back recommendations from his powerful clerics, the Ulema Council, to segregate the sexes and allow husbands to beat wives under certain circumstances, reminiscent of Taliban rule, Reuters said. The Islamist group banned women from most work, education and the right to vote during their 1996-2001 rule, laws which halted Koofi's medical studies following her bachelor degree in law and political science.
Karzai out of the Presidency will finish this for me and open a new chapter in the history of Afghanistan. Afghanistan can do this!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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