September 9, 2012

THERE IS NO AFGHANISTAN:

Controversial plan to split up Afghanistan (BRIAN BRADY, JONATHAN OWEN,  SUNDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2012, The Independent)

Afghanistan could be carved into eight separate "kingdoms" - with some of them potentially ruled by the Taliban - according to a controversial plan under discussion in London and Washington.

Code-named "Plan C", the radical blueprint for the future of Afghanistan sets out reforms that would relegate President Hamid Karzai to a figurehead role.

Devised by the Conservative MP and Foreign Office aide Tobias Ellwood, it warns that the country faces a "bleak" future when it is left to fend for itself. Mr Ellwood claims that a "regionalised" state under a powerful new prime minister would tackle the weak government, tribal disputes and corruption which many fear could plunge Afghanistan into chaos when the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) withdraws at the end of 2014.



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