Washington-Karzai conflict on Afghan prisoners

This video says about itself:

An ever increasing number of U.S. troops are fighting for peace in Afghanistan. But an investigative journalist claims to have revealed the shocking truth about surprise night raids by American forces and secret prisons where detainees are routinely tortured.

From Associated Press:

US violating detainee pact, Afghan president Karzai says


Published: November 19, 2012

KABUL — Afghanistan’s president says U.S. forces are continuing to capture and hold Afghans in violation of an agreement signed between the two countries.

President Hamid Karzai says in a statement issued late Sunday that some detainees are still held by U.S. forces even though Afghan judges have ruled that they be released. He also decries the continued arrest of Afghans by U.S. forces.

Karzai’s office says these acts “are completely against the agreement that has been signed.” The two countries signed the detainee transfer pact in March but the handover has been slowed by the U.S. The Americans argue that Kabul is not ready to take over detainee management, and also insist the Afghan government agree to hold without trial some detainees that the U.S. deems too dangerous to release.

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  2. Afghan President Admits Dubious US Payments

    Helsinki, May 6 (PrensaLatina) Afghan President Hamid Karzai admitted today having received US payments for a decade “for different purposes” at the end of a meeting here with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistro.
    “The National Security office has been getting support from the United States in the past 10 years,” admitted Karzai to insistent journalists referring tio an article published by The New York Times.

    The daily revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency gave tens of millions of US dollars to the Afghan presidency to secure Karzai and his followers’ loyalty.

    He said, though, that they were not “large amounts”, but “small sums that have been used for different purposes,” like operations to give assistance to the wounded, sick and house rent.

    “The assistance was very useful and we feel very grateful for it,” confessed Karzai.

    The United States attacked Afghanistan on October 2001 with the announced purpose to capture Saudi Osama Bin Laden, who was held responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

    According to the NYT, the money, which arrived in bags, backpacks and even shopping bags, also sought paying for the loyalty of tribal leaders in the conflict-torn Asian nation.

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