Karzai fumes at US, Taliban clandestine prisoner deal

The tragic truth of misguided US foreign policy again comes home to roost. One wonders whether the death and maiming of our soldiers and innocent civilian casualties was worth it, in light of the reality that even puppet leaders of American policy are rejecting Washington and WH policy.

At the beginning of the US re-institution of opium production in Afghanistan, Karzai was their asset.

Then, with time, he understood that, at the end, everyone dies, and no one wins. An ugly, drug fueled
betrayal of humanity and allies trust again.

Drugs, lies, rotten Bankers and Skidrow Agency Bums at work.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures as he attends the opening ceremony of a private media company in Kabul on January 21, 2014.

2 June 2014

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is furious at being kept in the dark over a secret deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured US soldier, a senior source said on Monday.

The five prisoners were transferred to Qatar on Sunday as part of a secret deal to free Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years.

An unnamed senior source at Karzai’s palace in Kabul said on Monday that the Afghan president, who was being kept in the dark over the deal, accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for his country.

“The president is now even more distrustful of US intentions in the country,” the source said, adding, “He is asking: How come the prisoner exchange worked out so well, when the Afghan peace process failed to make any significant progress?”

Karzai has backed negotiations with the Taliban, but they have come to little so far.

President Karzai is concerned about further agreements being reached behind his back, the palace official added.

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