All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born with the same unalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick skulls, then, regime change will be necessary.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Afghan central banker gets out of town ahead of the hit squad
You know I am someone who believes that if we just leave, there WILL BE another crater in another american city, OR one already hit.
Are we better off just keeping a large base somewhere, surrounded by a wall like the Night Watch’s, and an unimaginable Skynet set of drones permanently orbiting and dealing out death from the Chinese border to the Iranian, and from Termez to Khost and Quetta at the opportune moments?
The governor of Afghanistan’s central bank, Abdul Qadeer Fitrat, has resigned and fled the country, saying his life is in danger for investigating fraud.
He said the government had interfered in his efforts to pursue those responsible for corruption at the privately-owned Kabul Bank.
Mr Fitrat was speaking from the US where he has residency. He says he will not return to Afghanistan.
An Afghan government spokesman said the resignation amounted to treason.
Waheed Omar, Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman, also added that Mr Fitrat was himself under investigation.
“My life was completely in danger and this was particularly true after I spoke to the parliament and exposed some people who are responsible for the crisis of Kabul Bank,” Mr Fitrat said on Monday.
The embezzlement at Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s largest private bank, almost led to its collapse last year after it was discovered that hundreds of millions of dollars had gone missing. The bank handles up to 80% of the government payroll, including salaries for policemen and teachers.
A run on the bank was only avoided by the injection of massive amounts of public funds and government guarantees.