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General Raziq Hero or President Ghani’s liability

10
1919

Gen. Raziq

By Massud Ebady

He walks down the streets of Kandahar he is greeted by kids requesting autographs and they ask to take pictures with him. The elders invite him over for some tea and the city merchants never accept money from him. Who is the man who has made the Great Kandahar one of the most secure and safest provinces in all of Afghanistan, the man who Gul Agha Sherzai calls “King of Kandahar”. Yes, Kandahar the once Taliban stronghold, the heart of the Taliban government, the province that no outsider never felt really safe. He is a short man, with a small stature and usually a little beard which does little to no justice on reflecting on who he truly is. He has put fear into the eyes of the Taliban, this is unprecedented to date. He gave hope to everyone in Afghanistan that the Taliban can be beaten with might and strength as his province is of proof it.

He is our Raziq, General Abdul Raziq has become one of the most popular men in and outside of Afghanistan. He has become a hero and hope for a peaceful Afghanistan, General Raziq’s popularity stems from the people, he is for the people and stands with the people. His great relationship with American forces especially with their higher ranking officers has made him a favourite in American and Afghan ranks. He started with the Achakzai anti-Taliban forces fighting against the Taliban, he rose up to chief of the Achakzai tribe. But he is cut from a cloth, he is the new generation of Afghans that have let go of the tribal state of mind. The Achakzai tribe fierce enemy the Noorzai have not fought each other yet and General Raziq is doing a great job on keeping that way.

General Raziq is a product of a private American military company that trained Afghans in Pakistan to bring down the Taliban. He started out as a regular soldier with his ambition and skills rose up to Provincial police chief of Kandahar with a spell with the Border chief police in Spin Boldak. General Razziq has avoided attacks on his life countless times; maybe over 10 times, people have been killed around him however he usually walks off with a slight injury and that is it. He is definitely a marked man however his ruthless policy on the Taliban has decreased Kandahar’s bombings by 2/3rds.

President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to rid of all regional strongmen to create a strong centralized government. The regional strongmen which Afghanistan has become accustomed to the last 30 years take away from democracy which can lead the society on distrust of the government. A democratic government then becomes a dictatorship, General Raziq has already been accused of using fraudulent votes for Karzai. General Raziq has also been connected to a substantial amount of drug smuggling in and out of Afghanistan and it is said he is making fortunes from Afghan border customs. The Afghan government is actually receiving about 1/5 of what it should be receiving from the customs border. General Raziq’s brutality has made him fierce enemy against the Taliban and other enemies, but also an enemy of the state.

The questions remains what does President Ghani do with this powerful and influential man, does he turn the blind eye so as long as there is peace in Kandahar like Karzai did? Or does he act to rid of him which will make Kandahar more vulnerable to Taliban attacks? There is an ethical question here and it is are the lives he is saving worth more than promoting just behaviour on an ethical scale? It truly depends on what we Afghans value at this critical stage, which is peace right now, the policy makers will make the final decision but it us who has to live with it in truth.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Talking like this sitting under American balls deep under the ground in a bunker is easy. This little goat ”General” should come out far away from US and fight here in Sangin or in Konar. This little Pashtun gay can´t even leave Kandahar city without American protection, leave alone living one district for another without helicopters. He is a dog and he will remain a dog.. a drug-trafficing dog with a real bad and deep black past… without US presence he and his Awghani dogs will leave the country within 20 days. The next months will show us who he really is … a little dog as he was before when giving ass to Pakis in Quetta in his small shop or a ”Hero” :D

  2. Shut up Punjabi Dog! It’s clear from your name that you are a big dog of Punjab. Even you fasten bombs on your mother and send her to great Kandahar you will not be able to take one step ahead. American mother fuckers also kicked your mothers ass and Punjab will also sale you when they find a good deal as they trad on you after the collaps of your mother fucker regime.

  3. It seems like Khaama’s comment moderation process doesn’t work at all as a sick, mentally retard and racist thug makes outrages and disgusting comments about an Afghan official and Its published for others to see without any consideration.

    I wonder if a Pakistani news website would publish similar comments about one of their war criminal Genrals?!  Truly sad as it shows Khaama’s lack of professionalism!

  4. I don’t want to be part this profanity filed discussion however; I am compelled to tell the truth about General Raziq. He is a patriotic professional Afghan he is performing his duty to Afghan government and people with honesty and valor. I think the accusations labeled against him are unsubstantiated, the work of Pakistani ISI to discredit him. It is clear to the whole world that Pakistan intelligence is utilizing subversive element to fulfill its nefarious goals in Afghanistan through uneducated so called Taliban. Pakistan is nothing but a breeding ground for terrorists and the civilian government is well informed in this matter. However, it doesn’t dare to do any thing about it. Provided Nawaz Sharif take any step in naturalizing terrorist nests his government will be toppled within a week. Don’t be misled by empty politically driven rhetoric’s and promises to Afghan government. Terrorists are milking cows for Pakistan; one should not expect that Pakistan military will kill it milking cows. In the name fighting terrorism the Pakistani military and government get Billions dollars assistance only to harm those who support them.

  5. Abdul Raziq is a war criminal. He should be tried for war crimes. His soldiers molest children, they are corrupt, and deal drugs.

  6. I see porkies putting comments here, I also saw similar comments on youtube which was an interview of this great General.

    Porkies are very sensitive with this man becauase he has beaten them to dog’s death and they can’t enter into great Kandahar. Not only that, he has earned respect from his people and he has a tough stand against prokies so where there is a real and honest Afghan their are porkies flying around that person like flies of shit.
    I am disappointed that Khama publishes such stupid and insultive comments from these porkies who were our slaves for centuries!

  7. i am going to tell you guys that he is doing his duty for the innocent afghan we proud of him and i really love him every time i am watching the videos  and picture of razziq 

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