The Najibullah syndrome

When the Taliban took Kabul in 1996, Najibullah was tortured, castrated, dragged through the streets, and then hanged. Karzai is likely aware of this precedent.

White House Photo: Pete Souza
Afghan President Hamid Karzai in May 2012 in Kabul.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/13/2013 12:00 am EDT

 

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