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08 July 2005

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Speaks on London Blasts

Today China View reports:
"Afghan President Hamid Karzai Friday strongly condemned the terror bomb explosions happened in London, while Taliban denied relations with the attack.

'This is an attack not against a city, not against a nation, this is an attack against the whole of mankind,' Karzai told journalists in Afghan capital Kabul.

'It's time for us to go to the roots of terrorism here (sic) they are produced and stop them there without exception,' the president said."

Bio in Brief: Hamid Karzai is the Afghan president, originally an ardent supporter of the Taliban, who has spent much of his life fighting "foreign influences" in Afghanistan and then, more recently, came to power as a direct result of the violent intervention of those foreign influences.

Karzai also happens to be an ethnic Pashtun and member of the powerful Populzai tribe which has supplied Afghanistan's kings since 1747 so, whatever way you look at it, it was only a matter of time before the presidency was delivered to its 'rightful' Populzai successor.

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