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Afghanistan’s Weepy, Ex-Warlord VP Is Super Mad At The New York Times

Afghanistan’s ex-warlord vice president almost broke down in tears, and now he’s super mad at The New York Times for exposing it.

The Times published a profile on Abdul Rashid Dostum, divulging he nearly cried in a security council meeting in Kabul, after being ignored by “powerful people.”

Reports The NYT:

“No one returns my calls!” he blurted out to the gathering several weeks ago, according to two people there. “I just want to help this country. The people made me a general, but no one even asks for my advice.”

The Afghan VP took to Facebook to protest the “character assassination,” addressing the crying claim today:

It is unnecessary to prove such claims that the general was on the edge of crying which doesn’t even stick to his personality and nature. General Dostum is a national figure who enjoys enormous support among all Afghans and his passion to bring stability and peace in the country is well regarded among all sphere of the society.

Dostum’s Facebook post was focused on crying, but did not refute the article’s accusation that he played some role in the mass killings that occurred during the Afghan civil war in the 1990s.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani will visit the White House next week.

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