Patrick Knapp

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When Kandahar godfather Ahmed Wali Karzai (AWK) met a mafia shyster’s ending on July 12, hardly a prayer was whispered before thoughts of the proverbial “power vacuum” seized the international media, the International Security Assistance Force and Kandahars themselves.

When the time for intercession came two days later, the people were praying – “may AWK go to heaven,” one Kandahari mawkishly told me. A “turban bomber” validated their fears with a suicide attack that narrowly missed Karzai’s relatives. The subsequent assassination of President Hamid Karzai’s warlord-cum-adviser Jan Mohammad Khan, from neighboring Uruzgan province, left no doubt that the Popalzai family patronage network is up for replacement.…  Seguir leyendo »