On Sunday, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on President Biden to reverse his decision to give $3.5 billion of Afghan reserves to relatives of victims of the September 11th attacks.
Karzai said the move was “unjust and unfair” and was an “atrocity” against the Afghan people since they had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. In the wake of the 20-year US war, Afghanistan is in the midst of a dire humanitarian crisis, and millions of Afghans are facing starvation.
Biden signed an executive order Friday that freed up the $3.5 billion to be paid to 9/11 families through lawsuits. The other $3.5 billion will be put into a trust with the intention to be spent on humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, and the spending is meant to go through aid organizations to bypass the Taliban.
Karzai called on the US to release all the money and give it to the Afghan central bank. Karzai served as the first president of the now-defunct US-backed Afghan government from 2001 to 2014 and has been back in the spotlight since the Taliban takeover of Kabul.
Meanwhile, in Kabul, Afghans took to the streets to protest Biden releasing the $3.5 billion to 9/11 families. Demonstrators called for the US to give Afghanistan financial compensation for the tens of thousands of Afghan civilians that were killed during the war.
Besides seizing Afghanistan’s reserves, the US also maintains sanctions on Taliban leaders that now form the new Afghan government. The sanctions discourage international companies and banks from doing business with Afghanistan, making it even harder for the country to find economic relief.
11 thoughts on “Karzai: Giving Afghan Funds to 9/11 Families an ‘Atrocity’”
I have heard and read, in complete oblivious hypocrisy, some people claim that it’s justified to distribute proceeds of Afghan
assets because they owe the victims of 9 11. Interesting. I wonder how
much America owes Yemen for arming Saudi Arabia with precision guided
munitions used on school buses in open air markets and assisting with a
blockade that has resulted in one of the most acute humanitarian crises
on earth (along with, ya know, Afghanistan).
Yep, and how much does Amerikkka owe Iraq for leaving their country leaderless and in ruins?
And…well, I don’t have all day.
How many Afghans were killed in comparison with those who died on 9-11?
More importantly , who PERPETRATED 9-11?
Hint: it sure wasn’t the Afghan people and it was more likely Dubya’s people, with a little help from Israhell.
And don’the forget the Saudi’s who struck the opening hit of the tragedy at ground zero
Americans hold other people responsible for the actions of their unelected rulers and dictators but they absolve themselves form any responsibility for the actions and atrocities committed in their name by their elected leaders and officials . They had no problem with” the deaths of thousands of Iraqi children”
BIDEN COMMITS GRAND THEFT !
MASS MURDER BY GRAND THEFT !
I’m afraid to look elsewhere to see how this flew with the American public. I can only imagine a large number chanting USA! USA! I get comfort coming here and seeing at least some people get it.
MalcomX/JFK/MLK/RFK/MJK and many other assassinations. Vietnam. Iran-Contra wars and drug running. Panama invasion, 9/11 and the wars that followed. Covid. Now Ukraine. If you don’t punish the same people and disband the organizations doing these things like CIA they live on to do them again. When you have a group like CIA whose purpose is to create evil, you get evil.
All the talk of Biden being demented has made me angry….. up to YESTERDAY. But today I believe he must be totally out of touch with rational thought process to presume to snatch the bread from the starving to hand over to the mercies of Washington “White Shoe” Law Firms. Crony Capitalism at a destructive pincle. I would like to hear how he is going to justify this viscous act which will invite further examination of 9 eleven show which may turn up Saudi involvement beyond their pilots flying into the towers. It’s really a demented brain dead act. Bound to taint his whole term with the stain of shame. Completely INSANE!!!!
His entire term will be a “stain of shame”; warmonger, their, Zionazi, etc. etc.
That is if he even completes his term. Senility has a way of creeping up on ya.
Worse than Ukraine but you would never know
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