ONE of Afghanistan’s most wanted terrorists is to be offered a power-sharing deal by the government of President Hamid Karzai as the country’s warlords extend their grip on power.
Hekmatyar is the leader of Hezb-i-Islami, which has been fighting Nato troops alongside the Taliban. The hardline group is responsible for many attacks in the eastern and central regions, including the massacre of 10 French soldiers in Sarobi last year. It controls Kapisa province, just 50 miles north of Kabul.
Talk about irony; but it is obvious that Karzai feels that he has to "make a deal with the devil" in order to stop at least some of the violence in Afghanistan prior to the elections.
The big question is, will Hekmatyar jump at this opportunity, or say, "Golly, thanks no: we're winning!"?!?!