Saturday, November 23, 2013

Did you know that the US government has the right to convene a loya jirga in Afghanistan? It is part of the Afghan tradition

"That has certainly been the case of the five loya jirgas summoned in the past decade. The first of those, an emergency jirga in 2002, elected Hamid Karzai as president. He was also the choice of the international community, which supported him for interim leadership and had effectively convened that loya jirga. "

PS The "international community" is one of the secret identities of the US.