Karzai: if NATO kills any more civilians, it must leave Afghanistan
(See Mencius Moldbug’s half-fantastical, half-serious prediction, below.)
Following the death of 14 Afghan civilians in a NATO bombing of a compound where Taliban were hiding, President Karzai has set conditions for combat that would make it impossible for NATO troops to defend themselves when fired upon, so long as the Taliban station themselves among civilians. But hey, why should we mind? Karsai’s rules of engagement are only marginally more insane than America’s.
Some excerpts from Diana West’s commentary:
Karzai had no rage or even sorrow left over to bemoan just the most recent spate of “rogue” Afghan security force shootings that have taken more lives of Western “partners”—US, German and Australian.
Mencius Moldbug writes:
I wouldn’t be even slightly surprised if Karzai is thinking about some kind of uprising/auto-coup in which, without warning, he turns the full force of the Afghan “government” on the American “occupiers.” It’s virtually his only chance for long-term survival, and with the Pakistanis on his side it just might work. And all our weakness is inviting it. Even a poodle will turn into a predator if you behave like prey long and hard enough.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 31, 2011 05:08 PM | Send