Former US Ambassador Peter Galbraith, who was fired from his role as second ranking official at the UN Mission to Afghanistan last week, says he was ordered by mission chief Kai Eide to cover up the extent of the voter fraud by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Galbraith says his public falling out with Eide was a result of repeated orders by Eide to keep secret data that the mission had gathered regarding the enormity of Karzai’s voting fraud. Eide reportedly told Karzai after the vote that he supported the president’s re-election campaign.
Among the data was evidence that almost one in three votes for Karzai was actually fraudulent. Though ample evidence of widespread fraud has since come to light, the UN mission, which was charged by the Security Council to ensure the fairness of the elections, has been reluctant to press for more than cursory recounts and some from the mission have indicated a preference to not have a run-off between Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, a virtual certainty if the fraudulent votes were discounted.
Abdullah Abdullah attacked the trustworthiness of the UN investigation into the fraud following the revelations, though he stopped short of calling for Eide’s ouster.
Undaunted by the growing evidence against him, and likely bolstered by reports that the Obama Administration has decided he will remain in power regardless of what the investigations determine, Karzai attacked the continuation of the investigations, saying that the delay in declaring him winner harmed the nation.
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OH, the U.N. crooked…. Who would have thought that..?? Does that mean that the whole institution is bought and paid for..??? crooked..?? I guess it will be interesting to see how the U.N. handles this scandal.. Do they clean house or just shuffle the cards… When you can't trust the U.N. to [at a minimum] TRY to have a fair vote and a vote count…..Jeez!!! How does one spell puppet..?? Is this a case of one brave whistleblower giving a gigantic organization a black eye..???? And naming names too!!!???? Oh a little google and it gets better…..Kai Eide, the one who ordered Galbraith to keep quiet was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Anan….. which means that the Secretary really NEEDS to fire this clown, or appear in on the FIX……….Wonderful fun this stuff.. Too bad its so serious and deadly …… I feel for the people of Afghanistan……Some of the most wonderful people I've ever known……
The US military has finally succeeded in bringing American-style democracy to Afghanistan. Can we go home now?
Let us not forget that the US was not keen for Karzai — and James Carville worked for the Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani. Since 1994, Carville has 'worked' in numerous international elections for corporatist (read US puppets) at enormous fees. Carville's presence in the Afghanistan election plus this laborious post-election wrangle suggest US meddling to undermine whatever 'democracy' was in place in the tribalist culture. Karzai fell afoul of US support when he objected to the wholesale slaughter of the opium poppy industry and the destruction of the poppy crops. The US mission was originally counter-terrorism and when they failed to find Osama — the mission creep set in with a vengeance. All of this argues for a truncated exit-strategy leaving a small contingent of non-combat advisors to continue counter-terrorism — rather than McChrystal's grandiose expansionist escalation to full-scale counter-insurgency – which would lead to massive numbers of Afghanis killed and trigger a long-standing quagmire that would make Vietnam look like a picnic.
America is the best , in teaching Demockracy and rigging elections.
Wasn't James Carville paid/ used in the last Israel elections and prior to that–Bill Clinton's?
Dieabold or more like Lieabold voting machines
Establishmentarians always support the status quo – whether dictators or fradulently elected officials.
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