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He was our drug dealer: Ahmed Wali Karzai, 1961-2011
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He was our drug dealer: Ahmed Wali Karzai, 1961-2011


Ahmed Wali Karzai, President Hamid Karzai's half brother, was assassinated by his head of security on July 12, 2011.

Karzai, who was reportedly (he denied it, but then, he would) on the CIA's payroll, has also often been accused of involvement in the Afghan drug trade and was accused of vote rigging in Afghanistan's 2009 presidential election.

One thing is for sure: when they not only assassinate you, but also bomb your memorial service, you were not well-liked.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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