Pakistan Says Karzai Working With Taliban
As Afghanistan says Pakistan is useless in peace process
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 27, 2013 8:38 AM CDT
Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a joint news conference with Secretary of State John Kerry, Monday, March 25, 2013, at the presidential palace in Kabul.   (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

(Newser) – The rift between Pakistan and Afghanistan appears to be growing. Pakistani intelligence yesterday accused Hamid Karzai's administration of working with Taliban groups allied with Pakistan's main Taliban faction, Tehrik-e-Taliban. In testimony before Pakistan's Supreme Court, the ISI said elements from Afghanistan were providing "strong support" for the Taliban, including money, logistics, and training, NBC News reports, and that the alliance with the Afghan government was "likely to enhance terrorist activities."

But meanwhile, Afghan officials tell Reuters that Pakistan has been so useless in the Afghan peace process that they've decided to push forward without their neighbor's help. "We here in Kabul are in a bit of a state of shock at once again being confronted by the depth of Pakistan's complacency," a deputy foreign minister says. "Pakistan is changing the goal post every time we reach understanding." He said the government would work with Taliban prisoners in the just-handed-over Bagram prison to help negotiate a peace deal.

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Mar 27, 2013 11:59 AM CDT
Does this surprise anyone? This guy is all about his own survival not the country that he govenors he comes from a long line of corrupt Afgah leaders exploiting the people to make himself rich. He needs to be eliminated with extreme predjudice.
Mar 27, 2013 11:30 AM CDT
Can we please send more billions of our tax dollars to these infantile "countries"?
Mar 27, 2013 11:01 AM CDT
I would like to announce my run for President in 2016. I'm an American, educated at the college of hard knocks. I know right from wrong, fair from unfair, & whether it's raining or someone is pissing on me. I would appreciate your support!