What is state failure? See my conceptualisation of state failure on the right flank below.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quick update on the Afghan presidentials

Hamed Karzai has really delved into this big time, as did many others. Let's see!

His running mate for vice president is Mohammed Qasim Fahim who may have been present on an occasion when Karzai was more or less beaten up by the muj government back in 1994, on suspicion of conspiring with ISI (Fahim's men definitely were there when this happened).

Now we have heard of Karzai's plans for discussions with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, whose HiG may be offered all sorts of positions - provided it was someone else trying to kill Ahmed Wali Karzai in Sarobi... Does the assassination attempt mean that the talks have already foundered? A task force shall be devoted to examining this, and the results may or may not be made public thereafter.

Plus, keeping all this in mind, it now seems like even Zalmay Khalilzad may want in.

Wow!

Let the Ministry try and digest all this...

No, seriously... Wow!

Zalmay Khalilzad, Mohammed Qasim Fahim, and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, all behind one government, this would be... The Ministry is an objective institution. It shall leave the quest for finding appropriate adjectives to the readership.

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