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US General to Troops: Karzai's Threatening Us

US General to Troops: Karzai's Threatening Us
Posted March 14th, 2013 @ 2:17pm by By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The US commander in Afghanistan put the troops on high alert yesterday, saying they were in extra danger after the latest salvo of anti-American rhetoric from Afghan president Hamid Karzai, including one that sounded like an outright threat, the New York Times reports.

In a speech Tuesday, Karzai said that if the US didn't hand over Bagram prison soon, the Afghan government would take it from them. Gen. Joseph Dunford released a command threat advisory saying those "inflammatory" remarks "could be a catalyst for some to lash out against our forces."

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