July 19th, 2010
03:30 PM ET

Clinton meets with Karzai ahead of major conference

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry (at right, above) at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Monday. Clinton, who announced earlier a major aid package to Pakistan, arrived in Afghanistan's capital for Tuesday's Kabul Conference.

The Afghan government and the United Nations will be chairing the conference. Clinton, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, foreign ministers and top officials from more 70 countries and organizations will be attending the meeting, described as the first conference of its kind in Afghanistan.

It is the latest step in what Western and Afghan officials call the Kabul process – the transition to more Afghan responsibility for running the nation. Earlier this year, two other high-profile meetings dealt with the issue – an international conference in London, England, last January and a "peace jirga," a meeting of tribal and religious leaders in June.


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  1. A bani pakht

    Yes Pakistan a sunrise for all muslim cos here living ( bani Pakht ). All muslim not jawish

    November 15, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ahmad

    I believe that Pakistan is the root to all the evil things that happens in my beloved country. I don't know why there is always fights in every blog/site over who's religion/race is superior over the others. If you are Paki PLEASE go to the sites that talk about Pakistan issues/problems and don't ruin this blog/site.

    July 25, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    It appears the Shadow Government in America and over democratically elected America under the guise of 'Dept. of Homeland Security, (DHS) has already decided to implement a plan similar to the Clinton plan used to carve up Iraq in the Saddam embargo era. Segments of Afghanistan would be alloted to the fighting faction representing Pakistan, another segment alloted to the fighting faction representing India and another to the Afghanistan people. Treaty's among the proxy nations and combatants and Afghan people (India, Pakistan, Taliban, Pashtun's Afghanistans) would be agreed upon and signed bringing a Afghanistan ceasefire and a expanded role for UN Peacekeepers in the region.

    China has already secured Billions of dollars worth of Afghanistan mineral leases which Bush-Cheney also provided to China with in Iraq after America has given thousands of her Son's and Daughters, Blood, Sweat, Tears and more than 1 Trillion taxpayer dollars in each of those two foreign Wars. Victory it seems for Bush-Cheney was making China even richer and more powerful than it normally would have been, who would have thought that when young Bush sr. was the de facto attache' (ambassador) to Taiwan and operating with the CIA all those years?

    July 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hehehe

    @Cyrus Indian/Pakis roots are not from Syria, u may have read that in ur Madrassa. What I said about Pakistan history is the truth even the centuries I mentioned are correct , just google it. Yes its true Pakis and Indian roots are same. Even Afghans were Hindus.If you read Mahabharat(an Hindu epic story), there is the Queen of Gandhar which is called Kandhar today. Though Pakis & Indian roots are same, there is a difference since the 8th century, they are people who slept with invaders & were forced to accept a barbaric religion which has been killing people everyday since the day that pedaphile was born. Islam is not native to Pakistan, Afghanistan nor Persia. Native Afghans were also Hindus, but there are some theories which say they may be the Israeli lost tribes(not proven). Persians native religion was Zorashtrian who fled to India bcoz of Islamic barbarism and persecution. It is obvious why Zorashtrians fled to land of the Hindus. U may find it find it hard to accept but Islam is not a tolerant religion, it has persecuted other religions for centuries. If Hindus were united, Islam would have never taken hold in India but India then was a bunch of small Hindu kingdoms fighting each other. It does'nt matter, it is a lesson of history, look at all Muslim nations they have the same problem, none can work together. The Organisation Of islamic countries(OIC) is an utter failure attended by clowns who have no impact on the world.

    July 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. arry

    Filix knows his history

    July 20, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. arry

    u r awesome filix.i also hate pakistan

    July 20, 2010 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sayed

    All pakistanis are dall khor, come to Afghanistan and learn how to cook and eat!!!

    July 20, 2010 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sayed

    Thank you filix for your comments, Pakistan is the problem for Afghanistan!!!

    July 20, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pakhtun

    wow... I am amazed!!! I am wondering how much is CNN or your masters paying you to sit and write comments on this blog and spread lies among innocent readers. I mean just look at the language that you and your idiot friend who supports you, while you brag about your knowledge of history and on top of it, the way u use Allah(SWT) name to show people that your are honest and loyal but in fact your nothing more than a deceiver and a lair. All i can hope n pray to Allah to guide us all to say and spread the truth.

    July 20, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. Eric

    WHAT ABOUT THE HOMELESS IN AMERICA. The monies given to all these countries and the $2.775 billion to be given to Israel, could really help these Americans) One approximation of the annual number of homeless in America is from a study by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, which estimates between 2.3 and 3.5 million people experience homelessness. According to a 2008 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report an estimated 671,888 people experienced homelessness in one night in January 2007. Some 58 percent of them were living in shelters and transitional housing and, 42 percent were unsheltered.

    One out of 50—or about 1.5 million—American children are homeless each year, according to a 2009 study by the National Center on Family Homelessness. The recession will force 1.5 million more people into homelessness over the next two years, according to estimates by The National Alliance to End Homelessness.

    REMEMBER CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME!!!!

    July 20, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Very well put,Eric.

      July 20, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cyrus Cambuziah

    @ Mr. Pakhtun. Where have you gone? May be you are having heroin or charas or opium may be marajuana. May be you are brainwashing some fatherless orphan boy to make suicide bomber or might be you are receiving $$$$$s from some Lawrance of Arabia to kill your own muslim brothers. Ok May Allah(SWT) bless you people with some %age of wisdom. Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen.

    July 20, 2010 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Cyrus Cambuziah

    @ Hussain you are 100% right. Purchasing orphan kids and making them suiside bombers and killing innocent muslims are not deeds of humans and muslims.

    July 20, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. Hussain

    First, Afghanistan not belong to Pushton, because the history of this country has been written by other ethnic groups like; Hazaras, Uzbeks and Tajeks.
    Second, Pashtons are really good for distruction of Afghanistan, because Pashtons are nomad even in 21th century and they live like animals thet you cannot beleive it.

    July 20, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cyrus Cambuziah

    @ Pakhtun. Retarted your dont know about history. If you know let me know etemology of Afghanistan ie Why Afghanistan is called Afghanistan. Bani Pakht are genuinely a sub-tribe of Bani Israel and their deeds are still the same depite being so called Muslim.

    July 20, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cyrus Cambuziah

    @hehehe. dear son of Indra(hindu) you are totaly confused. let me tell you. roots of hindu and pakis are the same. all are son of adam, Indra, Brahmah, Krishna, Vishnu and Shiva but you yourself dont know about adam, Indra, Brahmah, Krishna, Vishnu and Shiva. you can abuse others with your filthy and turdy language. Difference is only Deen & Dharm. you were kicked out of Mittani in about 2700BC and settled on bank of Ganga in fear of invaders but you always submitted to all whether Alexander, Changez, Ghazan, Ghori, Qasim or Baber. Just study history and learn about your roots in Syria(Mittani) and your forefathers. Of course you would find Pakis as your forefathers.

    July 20, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • arry

      Hi Cyrus.I am afghan but I was raised in the U.S. Don't know much about afg history..can you send me an email at missam626@homail..wanna know more!! thanks

      July 20, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
    • hehehe

      Our roots are not from Syria, u may have read that in ur Madrassa. What I said about Pakistan history is the truth even the centuries I mentioned are correct , just google it. Yes its true Pakis and Indian roots are same. Even Afghans were Hindus.If you read Mahabharat(an Hindu epic story), there is a Queen of Gandhar which is called Kandhar today. Though Pakis & Indian roots are same, there is a difference since the 8th century, they are people who slept with invaders & were forced to accept a barbaric religion which has been killing people everyday since the day that pedaphile was born. Islam is not native to Pakistan, Afghanistan nor Persia. Native Afghans were also Hindus, but there are some theories which say they may be the Israeli lost tribes(not proven). Persians native religion was Zorashtrian who fled to India bcoz of Islamic barbarism and persecution. It is obvious why Zorashtrians fled to land of the Hindus. U may find it find it hard to accept but Islam is not a tolerant religion, it has persecuted other religions for centuries. If Hindus were united, Islam would have never taken hold in India but India then was a bunch of small Hindu kingdoms fighting each other. It does'nt matter, it is a lesson of history, look at all Muslim nations they have the same problem, none can work together. The Organisation Of islamic countries(OIC) is an utter failure attended by clowns who have no impact on the world.

      July 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Pakhtun

    Dude, you are reading the wrong history books.....@cyrus

    July 20, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  17. Cyrus Cambuziah

    Afghanistan belongs to only Afghans. The rest pakhtoon, pashtun, uzbek, tajik, kirghiz, bani kohats, bani hazaras are 10 lost tribes of bani Israel salves settled by Shalmnasar-v and Nabochadnizar in Afghanistan who preferred to reside in Afghanistan and Central Asia when Cyrus the Great(Korosh-e-Azam) captured Babel and started Achemaneid Empire and rebuilt Solomon Temple. Only a small number of Judas and Banjamin went back to Cannaan rest are as yet living in Afghanistan. Of course they dont belong to Afghanistan. They are fighting with each until now as they used to fight with each other in Judia and Israelia after death of Solomon(pbuh). Fact about it is current conflict between Uzbek and Kyrghiz conflict.
    One can only pray before Allah(SWT) for their guidance to lead a life of live and let live but who care?

    July 20, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Interesting!! What is your source of this history lesson? I would very much like to learn more about this.

      July 20, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  18. Pakhtum

    Afghanistan belong to Pushtons only, the rest (Usbek, tajiks and other minorities) are visitors only, they need to go back to their respective countries( tajikistan, usbekistan, turkmenistan......n so on...... since those countries are free from USSR (RUSSIA). we the pashtuns gave them refuge years back. Just like when USSR attacked Afghanistan n huge no. of refuges moved to pakistan, iran and other western nation and now all these refuges are planning on going back to their home land to rebuild their shattered country. Similarly they Uzbeks and Tajiks and others should be thinking of going back to there countries as well....

    July 20, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Ahmad

      The only reason Afghanistan will stay the way it is is because of Uneducated and morons like you, I'm personally from Kandahar and I can't believe you just said what you said. You are a disgrace to this great nation.

      July 25, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. rndmprsn

    The US military is successful because it is a professional force dedicated to the defense of the interests of the United States. What separates today's military from that of the Vietnam era is the elimination of any type of draft or conscription. It is a tribute to the character of our citizens that we are able to field the required number of soldiers and still have an all-volunteer force. The result is a dedicated, professional military that embraces the obligations expected of it. The military today is comprised of individuals committed to being part of something greater than themselves. Despite all of the hardships endured, the dangers faced, and the demands placed upon them by the people of their country, Soldiers accept the challenge. Secure in the knowledge that whatever the future holds for our great Nation, they are a part of it, and that they share a link with those who have honored this Nation in the past. Let us not forget this when the pundits begin talking about what should be done, what makes sense and what doesn't, and what our national interests should be. Regardless, there is a community of patriots, daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, who willingly stand between the American way of life and those who would destroy it. They will gladly give their lives to protect an American citizen, black or white, man or woman, Muslim, Christian or atheist. Count yourselves lucky to have them out there, so we can sleep peacefully here.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Agave

    Ha-ha!! Reading this blog is better than TV or radio parody! Every knucklehead spewing verbal diarhea here makes it painfully obvious; we – the US – need to disengage (and fast!) from AfPak and the middle east. Time to bring it home and rebuild while the ME continues to bicker, reproduce, and disintegrate. Viva alternative energy!

    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  21. hehehe

    Thsi is the history of Pakistan. In 8 century Defeated by an Arab invaders, they gave their women to Arabs and cut their diks and accepted a pedophile as their prophet. Then in 10th AD an Afghan/Persian Ghaznavi screwed them and converted them to the barbaric sunni islam. In 12th centrury a Turkic inavder Ghori defeated them and converted them by force. By the 13th century most of their women were rap*d by foreigners and the men were happy they were spared by accepting barbaric sunni religion. Their history of getting screwed continues to this date. Pakis have lost all wars to India and the only way these cowards can fight is thru a proxy war of terrorism in Kashmir & Afghanistan. USA has done a great job of continuing the tradition of scrwing Pakis. Their women r easy and love to get scrwd by an foreigner as they know their men have surrendered to foreigners for 1300 yrs. Ask Pakis about their roots, each will come up with their own version. This is bcoz they r a product of rap* and now imagine themselves to be the invaders who scrwd them. Today all their heroes are foreigners (Qasim an arab, Ghaznavi, Ghori,)who invaded & scrwd & converted them. Dear Pakis u can change ur religion but u cant hide ur embrassing history of getting scrwd and imagining ur r an Arab, Persian, Afghan. U r just a product of rap@ LOL

    July 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. S R Wakankar

    Afgan issue needs to be addressed in Delhi which is the traditional political centre of the region.A Summit should be held in Delhi, of Kabul/Islamabad/Delhi/Dhaka and efforts made to sort out the issue.The main problem is Pakistan's wrong policies in the region.Pakistan is still a poor prisoner to the legacy of medieval anti-Indian Arab/Muslim Imperialism;it attacked Kashmir in 1947 and Kabul in 1994, through the Pashtun tribal people.In Kashmir,they were the Kashmere Lashkar, in Kabul, they became the Taliban.Pakistan uses the tribal Pashtuns as their Trump Card.These Pashtuns are unruly and lawless and their sole business is narcotic smuggling.Osama has bought these corrupt people through power of money and thus has found home there.Pakistani rulers misguided them and pushed them on a wrong path to establish Allah'Caliphate in the wilds of Hindukush under Mulla Umer and Osama, to carry out world jihad.The whole game is Pakistani.Afganistan has suffered the most in this and has been bleeding.Only India can save Afganistan.

    July 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. BUBBA -- ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    LOOKS LIKE HILARY HAS BEEN EATING GOOD!

    July 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sgt. Striker

      Hillary is spelled with two L's you moron

      July 21, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jerry

    One more step to put Afghanistan under the control of NATO using American taxpayer money.Will it ever end?

    July 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |