16 Aug
For President, Karzai Floats Islamist With bin Laden Tie | Yaroslav Trofimov
President Hamid Karzai has suggested that the man who brought Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan could become the country’s next leader, say people familiar with discussions ahead of April’s presidential vote.
Former Islamist warlord Abdul Rasoul Sayyaf has emerged as an unlikely—and, to Western diplomats, unsettling—favorite in recent gatherings that aim to select a consensus candidate.
FULL ARTICLE (Wall Street Journal)
Photo: isafmedia/Flickr

For President, Karzai Floats Islamist With bin Laden Tie | Yaroslav Trofimov

President Hamid Karzai has suggested that the man who brought Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan could become the country’s next leader, say people familiar with discussions ahead of April’s presidential vote.

Former Islamist warlord Abdul Rasoul Sayyaf has emerged as an unlikely—and, to Western diplomats, unsettling—favorite in recent gatherings that aim to select a consensus candidate.

FULL ARTICLE (Wall Street Journal)

Photo: isafmedia/Flickr

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