(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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