Chief among them are
For example, in
On the ground in
My suggestion to Afghans: Don't hold your breath.
All of this is causing angst and worse among the nations that have spent or obligated more than
Underlying all of this is the discovery that
By all rights the nations that fought for
But the larger reason: Western states generally are not willing to pay the massive bribes Karzai and his minions have come to expect. For years now, Karzai has acknowledged,
Unhindered by any of that,
But these mercenary countries don't seem to understand what they're getting into. Once
Many analysts have been saying the Chinese refuse to get involved in the fighting because they don't want the Taliban and its militant allies to view
None of these states chose to get involved before. Enter the arena now at your own considerable risk.
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