100 Afghan Diplomats Defect to Avoid Going Back to Afghanistan

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Sure one of the biggest perks of being a diplomat from Afghanistan (as opposed to a diplomat in Afghanistan) is not having to be in Afghanistan. But the bottom line is that the writing on the wall has been read. Obama’s pullout means a Taliban takeover. And the diplomats, like all forms of the rat, are the first to jump overboard.

A total of 105 Afghani diplomats were meant to report for duty at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul on Saturday. They were being rotated out of their foreign postings as scheduled, and it was time to return to headquarters. Yet just five of them have resurfaced. The others have apparently remained in the countries where they had been posted, among them several employees of the Afghan Embassy in Berlin.”

And the other 5 still has things they wanted to sell in Afghanistan. Or have ties to the Taliban. Meanwhile the Afghan government is denying the reports.

The Afghan Foreign Ministry on Tuesday rejected a report issued by a German media outlet which said diplomats did not return Afghanistan after completing their tenure overseas.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan rejects the report written by Hasnain Kazim, the German Spiegel correspondent based in Islamabad, who has presented an inaccurate account about Afghan diplomats not returning to their country after completing their tenure overseas. The Foreign Ministry calls this report incorrect as baseless and one-sided,” the ministry said in a press statement.

“If a small and limited number of Afghans do not return home for personal or family reasons, this must not be represented as lack of commitment and patriotism on the part of Afghan diplomats as a whole,” said Ershad Ahmadi, a deputy foreign minister, in the statement.

“Ministry wants to clarify that from among the 96 diplomats whose tenures ended this year, 32 of them have received temporary extension of their assignment for work related requirements and based on the advice of the Foreign Ministry. 15 of them have returned to their country, and the rest are going through the final administrative processes and handing over their responsibilities to their successors. None of these remaining diplomats intend to stay behind,” the statement noted.

So that’s only 15 out of 96 diplomats returning, while the others have good excuses. That is so much better.

  • Tyrone Washington

    “The whole world HATES us,” Leftists screamed when George Bush was president.
    Yeah, right. That’s why millions come here every year from every country on earth, even risking life and limb, as from Cuba, or as a stowaway in the landing gear of a 747 from Tahiti, to name another fantastic example.

  • donqpublic

    I wonder what country their president will be debarking to? President Diem came to America rather than France ( apparently he didn’t want to live among the trainers of Uncle Ho). I bet it’ll be England; when it comes to Muslims, the Brits seem to be more user friendly than those red neck Americans. Maybe the Swiss, they still have great banks for hiding money and make great coo coo clocks. I wonder where President Barack will go after losing the good war?

  • Carlos SpicyWeener

    “Afghanistan” and “patriotism” go about as well together in the same sentence as chicken soup and strawberries.