Karzai: NATO Should Act Against Militants Outside Afghanistan

'There Is Danger Elsewhere and They Are Not Acting'

In the latest in a series of references to Pakistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on the international community to take stronger action against terror sanctuaries outside of Afghanistan.

The international community is here to fight terrorism, but there is danger elsewhere and they are not acting,” Karzai insisted. He insisted his government is pressuring Pakistan diplomatically but only the international community is actually capable of convincing them to do anything.

Attention to Pakistan in general and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Agency in particular have grown since the Sunday release of the WikiLeaks doucments, which included a number of classified US documents making allegations of the ISI backing the Afghan insurgency.

Afghan officials, long critical of Pakistan, have latched onto the reports, while the ISI has declared that the claims were “mostly from Afghan intelligence, so you can imagine their credibility.”

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.