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Karzai Orders US Forces Out Of Afghan Province

Some rare non-Oscar news from a cheering Associated Press:

Karzai Orders U.S. Forces Out of Afghan Province

February 23, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president ordered all U.S. special forces to leave a strategically important eastern province within two weeks because of allegations that Afghans working with them are torturing and abusing other Afghans.

Note that it was the "Afghans working with them" who were supposedly doing these terrible things.

The decision Sunday seems to have surprised the coalition and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, a separate command. Americans have frequently angered the Afghan public over issues ranging from Qurans burned at a U.S. base to allegations of civilian killings.

Lest we forget, the Korans were burned because Afghan prisoners had written in these most holy objects. (A detail The Times carefully omits.)

"We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and go to great lengths to determine the facts surrounding them," the U.S. forces said in a statement…

Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi said the decision to order the American special forces to leave Wardak province was taken during a meeting of the National Security Council because of the alleged actions of Afghans who are considered linked to the U.S. special forces…

So these are just allegations against Afghans who are allegedly linked to US special forces.

He said all special forces operations were to cease immediately in the restive province next to Kabul, which is viewed as a gateway to the capital and has been the focus of counterinsurgency efforts in recent years…

Well, let’s hope they kill Mr. Karzai first.

A statement the security council issued in English said the armed individuals have allegedly been "harassing, annoying, torturing and even murdering innocent people."

Ceasing all such operations could have a negative impact on the coalition’s campaign to go after Taliban leaders and commanders, who are usually the target of such operations…

So what? As Joe Biden often reminds us, the Taliban are not are enemy.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, February 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Karzai Orders US Forces Out Of Afghan Province”

  1. captstubby

    well maybe with U.S. special forces cleared from the area ,
    we can now just send in the cruise missiles and clean out the rats nest for good.
    and this will save the White House killer Drones for more importent “enemys”.

  2. Opium
    Do not be mislead
    Always it is opium

    • captstubby

      now with Chicago Style politics in office, why not make the Afghanistan’s president
      a offer he can’t refuse.
      turn over Taliban leaders or every day a Drone will napalm a acre of opium plants.
      and maybe the White House can cut a deal, for “a piece of the action.”.
      add a bounty for the heads of Taliban leaders and commanders.
      this is the Afghans way of doing things.

    • AcornsRNutz

      capt,
      I have been saying that for years. We need to go back to the heady days of the Rhodesian army. Fight fire with fire. ANd we wont stop at opium. WE gather intel, we take it to the Afghan forces and tell them to produce the bodies we demand or we burn every crop in the village and salt the dirt. IF we have intel that a given village or community is supporting/harboring a group or person, we give them three days to produce them or we go in and wipe the place flat till we find them. As far as afghanis killing afghanis I say what else is new? The ultimatum must be the same as it should have been in Iraq. Build the government, country and security for same that we require of you or your country will never produce a thin dime. For Iraqi’s the potential money source was oil. For these goons it’s opium. I say we let them grow all the poppy they desire, and cannibus, let them crank out as much heroin, opium and hashish as their little hearts desire. We just promise them that if they want to see the profits, we ensure they dont come from or go to our enemies. IF that happens, refer back to the fire and salt tactic.

      The idiocy of our strategy, particularly of late has been to end any conflict in that part of the world forever. Afghanistan has been a dump since medieval times. IT ain’t gonna change. We could have built governments, left returned and wiped them out, and built another one a 5 times by now with considerably lest invested money and lives. And that money that’s being wasted on this war isn’t in the actual fighting of it, its in the billions of dollars we are pouring into the spreading of american style welfare to a culture of people who will gladly take it all, do nothing, and kill us and one another just to maintain our presence (and thus our money). Oh well, most of us who get killed doing this glorified relief work and running around trying to get ambushed so we can call for medevacs and gather census data probably vote republican for the most part.

  3. Astravogel

    Get out now, and let them settle their differences.
    It’s NOT our country to run, and there is little there
    of value to us, including narcotics. Besides, it is
    China’s turn to stew in that kettle of hatreds.




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