Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai: The Source of Terrorism in My Country is Pakistan


Worth a read…

Bits:

Hamid Karzai: “The problem of terrorism, as it is affecting Afghanistan, is not entirely an Afghan problem. As a matter of fact, a greater part of this problem is a regional problem, and a greater part of this problem is unfortunately coming to us from Pakistan. So the Americans, the international coalition – when they say they are continuing to work in Afghanistan, and yet the security is not there, they are right, because they have not gone to the right place to fight terrorism.”

Interviewer: “Which is?”

Hamid Karzai: “Which is the sanctuaries that the terrorists have in Pakistan.”

Interviewer: “But Pakistan, actually, recently… I have noticed that there is a very strong declaration from the Afghan government against Pakistan. You have accused the Pakistani government of being behind your attempted assassination, the last one, and the most dangerous thing is that you have threatened that you would go behind the borders just to find Al-Qaeda, and Taliban as well, which means you will go to Pakistan. Right now, Mr. President, if you don’t have the power to secure the situation in Afghanistan, do you think you have the power to go behind the border?”

Hamid Karzai: “When I said that Afghanistan would go in self defense beyond the Durand Line, [it] was in response to a statement that came from terrorist networks from Pakistan, from someone called Baitullah Mahsoud – you must have heard of him, and from someone called [Maulana] Fazlullah. They declared that they would cross the border and come into Afghanistan, to kill Afghans and the international troops. Now, for me, the president of a sovereign country – when there is a threat issued to me beyond my borders by someone, what is my responsibility?”

“When the Afghan People Decide to Defend Themselves, They Always Win”

MEMRI

One Response to “Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai: The Source of Terrorism in My Country is Pakistan”

  1. John Says:

    The world is starting to realize this. There have been enough incursions by the Taliban into Afghanistan for NATO to get the hint. Today US troops and NATO massed troops at the Pakistan border.

    Something will be done with the barbarians in N. Waziristan. It’s only a matter of time.


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