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Afghanistan talks should be held in Kabul: Bildt

Afghanistan talks should be held in Kabul: Bildt

Published: 15 Sep 2009 16:03 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Sep 2009 16:03 GMT+02:00

"If it's possible to have a conference in Kabul I would prefer that," said Carl Bildt after talks in Brussels on Tuesday with his EU counterparts.

Earlier this month Europe's big three -- Britain, France and Germany -- unveiled proposals for the conference in order to press Afghans to take more responsibility for their own country.

The conference, at which the United Nations and the United States are expected to be represented, will be focused on three areas: security, government and development, according to the British side.

The proposal comes as the international mission grows unpopular in some of the 42 countries that make up the 100,000-strong foreign contingent in Afghanistan, 65,000 from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

The Taliban insurgency has proved to be tenacious, with militants seeking refuge in neighbouring Pakistan, and Western countries have grown frustrated about widespread corruption in President Hamid Karzai's government.

No date has been set yet for the conference, to be held at a ministerial level, but it will take place after a new Afghan government takes office and be co-chaired by the United Nations and the new Kabul leadership.

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn backed the idea of the conference taking place in the Afghan capital, saying it would send "a political signal of progress in Afghanisation".

Precisely when a new administration will be in place in Afghanistan remains unclear with no result yet from a controversial presidential election last month.

The EU ministers met as the electoral complaints body in Kabul announced that ballots at 10 percent of Afghanistan's polling stations would be recounted due to indications of fraud.

The European ministers stressed that the most important thing was that a credible government emerge at the end of the process.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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20:05 September 15, 2009 by DaTraveler
Bildt seems to want to be very much in the limelight when it comes to Afghanistan
20:59 September 15, 2009 by Tony Ryals
Yeah,sounds like quiet a party.Who could think of a better place.Wackenhut Services' Armorguard will have Chinese sex slaves all ready for Mr.Bildt upon his arrival and he can even have her in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in exchange for services rendered.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will play host as madame of the U.S.Embassy brothel.

And just to think these pimps(Wackenhut and Armorguard) are also the ones who guard Michigan's nuclear reactors as well,just in case anyone,Israelis or otherwise,or interested in bribing the Zionazi Michigan SENATOR CARL LEVIN who aids CERBERUS HEDGE FUND CRIMINALS TO ROB AND LOOT CHRYSLER AND OR THE CITIZEN'S OF MICHIGAN AND U.S. FOR THAT MATTER.HE IS THE CORRUPT ZIONIST SPY ON THE U.S.ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE WHO AIDS AND ABETS CERBERUS TO USE LEUMI BANK IN ISRAEL AND BAWAG IN AUSTRIA FOR ALL ITS MONEY LAUNDERING NEEDS.And the lily white AIPAC REP IN CONNECTICUT Senator Joe Lieberman who thinks he's a 'semite' assures us we must 'stay the course' until all Moslems are all dead and the only left alive in Afghanistan are the prostitutes and their pimps and clients.....Bildt are you aiding and abetting these enemies of 'Americans' as well ?

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/09/whistleblowers-vs-the-101st-tequila-brigade/

Whistleblowers vs. the 101st Tequila Brigade

By Nathan Hodge September 11, 2009 |

Gordon's lawsuit

alleges he was shut out of an investigation into the solicitation of

prostitutes at the behest of Armor Group's London-based parent

company, despite recurring evidence that ArmorGroup employees

continued to solicit prostitutes and perhaps even run their own

prostitution services. A trainee boasted to Gordon "that he could

purchase a girl for $20,000 and turn a profit after a month."

Lieberman Gave State IG Whistleblower Documents on ArmorGroup in 2007

John Gorman, the former ArmorGroup Kabul project manager turned

whistleblower whose allegations against the company I wrote about

yesterday, met with aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) in 2007

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