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Hamid Karzai’s dark theories are gaining traction in Afghanistan

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Washington Post/Stars and Stripes, 14 February 2018

Pamela Constable has met ex-President Karzai and looks at his ambiguous politicking:

His theories often sound conspiratorial and his proposals self-serving. It is not always easy to tell if he believes his more far-fetched assertions, such as that the United States is secretly supporting the Islamic State offshoot in Afghanistan to justify establishing a large permanent military presence, dominate the country and control the volatile surrounding region.