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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:20 PM
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Afghan paper calls on Karzai to quit(Afghan authorities confiscate papers)
http://www.myafghan.com/news2.asp?id=942286856

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan authorities have confiscated hundreds of copies of a weekly newspaper after it published an article demanding President Hamid Karzai resign for apologising to Pakistan over an attack on its embassy.

The article in Payam-e-Mujahid, owned by the Northern Alliance faction that dominates Karzai's government, accused the president of making the apology under pressure from the U.S. ambassador and described it as a dishonour for Afghans.

Defence Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim, the alliance's military leader, ordered the confiscation, officials of his ministry said, in a move seen as an attempt to distance himself from the article. The officials said several hundred copies had been seized from news-stands.

The recent attack on the Pakistani embassy came after Karzai responded angrily to alleged criticism of his government by Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf and as officials accused Pakistani troops of encroaching into Afghan territory.

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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:26 PM
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1. what, Afghanis are unhappy with their oil-man-turned-puppet-president?
I know the feeling...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:28 PM
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2. Wait just a minute: "Mission Accomplished. Bring 'em on."
Apparently the Afghanis did not get the memo from the Chimp.
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the_sam Donating Member (293 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 02:48 AM
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3. "Democracy" in Afghanistan...
Don't expect "democracy" in Iraq to be much better.
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