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Karzai Demands US Leave 1 Yr Earlier (2013)

From the Agence France-Presse:

Afghanistan wants early takeover of security: Karzai

March 15, 2012

Afghanistan wants to take over control of the nation’s security in 2013 not 2014 and for US troops to pull out of villages, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday, just days after a US soldier massacred 16 villagers.

Karzai told visiting US defence chief Leon Panetta that "Afghanistan is ready to take overall security responsibility", a statement from his office said.

The truck incident during Mr. Panetta’s landing just shows how secure things are over there.

"Our demand is that this process should be executed sharply and the responsibility should be handed over to to Afghans."

Sometimes you have to ask yourself why they feel like they are in the position to "demand" anything? But then you remember who our current Commander In Chief is.

Karzai said both sides should work together so that the process of handing security from international troops to Afghan forces would be completed in 2013 rather than 2014, the statement said.

The president also wants the United States to pull all its troops out of villages, where they have outposts, and relocate them in their bases. International forces should "be withdrawn from villages and relocated in their bases", the statement said

Which effectively makes these troops prisoners or even hostages.

Panetta said after the meeting he was "confident" the United States and Afghanistan would work out a treaty allowing a US military presence in the country beyond a pullout in 2014

You mean like the way the Obama administration worked out an extension with the Iraqis?

Panetta said he was optimistic that both sides would reach an agreement on night raids — a major issue blocking the treaty — ahead of a NATO summit in Chicago in May

We are optimistic, too. Obama will happily give up night raids, which will put an end to all of our ground missions there, for all intents and purposes.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, March 15th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Karzai Demands US Leave 1 Yr Earlier (2013)”

  1. P. Aaron says:

    Keep on thinking of that image of the helicopter over the U.S. embassy in Vietnam. The Dems’ Mona Lisa.

  2. canary says:

    Karzai also demanded all U.S. Military in Afghan confined to their bases. This was requested in the meeting with Panetta, and Obama is pondering the request. Imagine it.

    • canary says:

      oops. I see it was pointed out for our troops to be confined to base.

      Is Karzai going to carry out his former threat to join the Taliban if civilians were killed?

      After all Karzai made a big ta do when he made this threat and his honor and trust is at stake with his people. The least is not being re-elected.

      Assignation attempts against Karzai are increasing, and even a grand show of turning on our troops in a treacherous way may not be considered enough penance in the eyes of the fanatical Afghanistan people as a whole, as the civilians are religious monsters.

      It’s not just their allah they feel Karzai has disrespected. The Afghans and U.S. know Karzai is stealing from $ funding .

      I also doubt Karzai met with Panetta in person, the threats against Karzai are so real. Karzai may have been in Russia or India for all anyone knows and they may have used disposable phones. Heck with the man on fire driving one the of stolen trucks making Panetta change his landing Karzai would already be dead.

      Meanwhile, the first Republic muslim country has captured 2 dozen Iranian spies.

      And Al-qaida in Somalia are on their way to attack Westerners who just discovered oil in Somalia.
      The timing of sending our U.S. troops finally going over there to help the people may have a dual purpose. Obama and the liberals are such greedy hypocrites.

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