Afghanistan: USA to retain troops beyond 2014
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
Sept-11 hoax remains the crudest symbol of imperialism and the worst ever war strategy executed for a long illegal war being waged by the US led NATO rogue states on an Islamizing Afghanistan.
The NY attack helped the US forces to invade as many Muslim nations as possible during the last 13 years. Afghan invasion was followed up by attacking Pakistan, Iraq, and Libya and destabilization process in Syria.
After staying there for over a decade now, killing millions and destroying property worth trillions of dollars, the US strategists now say Afghanistan is a dead end street But the Old Silk route is partially now under US control.
Upon fully destabilizing the nation of brave Afghans, Americans now say Afghanistan requires peace. Many Americans suggest the USA takes all Karzai’s his property and houses in Maryland and those of his family who have taken “cash in suitcases” from us.
After declaring to leave Afghanistan, USA is now talking about the presence of terror troops beyond this year for at least 10 years. . In this connection, the US President Obama met his senior military commanders to discuss the American presence in Afghanistan as officials in Kabul confirmed President Hamid Karzai’s government has been holding secret talks with the so-called Taliban insurgents.
Washington has signaled it could pull all troops out after 2014 unless a deal is signed soon. This would leave Afghanistan’s fledgling security forces to fight the Taliban insurgency alone, without U.S. financial and military support. The Taliban have vowed to derail the election, and have stepped up attacks in Kabul despite the peace talks. January’s tally of attacks was the highest since 2008, according to security officials, and the trend has continued into February, with two bombs going off in Kabul recently.
Obama’s talks with US military commanders focused on whether US troops will remain in Afghanistan after this year, as they end their 13-year mission in the country that began shortly after the September 11, 2001 hoax. US troops helped oust the Taliban regime from power. The Islamic Taliban rulers reportedly had refused to hand over al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to CIA, and have since changed their tactics, have been helping the Kabul government fight the group. No decisions on troop levels were made at the meeting.
The USA said it welcomed any talks that would bring peace to Afghanistan. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said they long strongly supported an Afghan-led reconciliation, which would, of course, be Afghans talking to Afghans. She added that the United States was not in discussions with the Taliban. “So the notion that we wouldn’t support that dialogue is inaccurate.” In Kabul, Karzai’s spokesman Aimal Faizi confirmed the government was holding talks with the Taliban in the hope of persuading them to make peace. “Taliban are willing more than ever to join the peace process,” Aimal Faizi said, Contacts have been made and we are also in touch with them.”
Washington would like to leave more than 10,000 troops in Afghanistan for so-called counter-terrorism and training of Afghan forces. But Karzai has refused thus far to sign a bilateral security agreement (BSA) that Washington insists must be approved before it will agree to leave the troops behind.
Afghanistan always doubted the seriousness of the pentagon proposal for Afghan security. Afghan puppet President Hamid Karzai said in 2013 that “no pressure, no threats and no psychological war” will force him to sign a US deal allowing foreign forces to remain in the country past a planned withdrawal at the end of this year. The Bilateral Security Agreement would allow about 10,000 U.S. troops and about 6,000 from allied nations to remain in Afghanistan past 2014, largely to “help train” Afghanistan security forces.
The US had wanted the deal to be signed by Dec. 31 because it needs time to prepare to keep thousands of US troops in the country for up to a decade. NATO allies also have said they won’t stay if the Americans pull out.
Karzai repeatedly declined to sign the document, instead saying he wants to wait to sign it after the country elects his successor in the coming April 5 presidential election. Karzai also repeated his demand for the US to jumpstart peace talks with the Taliban as a condition for him signing the agreement. Karzai’s refusal comes as he’s increasingly ramped up his anti-American rhetoric in speeches. “Afghanistan will never be ready to sign anything under pressure, never Afghanistan will be ready to sign anything under pressure,” Karzai told journalists at a news conference. “No pressure, no threats and no psychological war against our people will force us to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement.”
The Taliban on their part have refused to talk directly with Karzai, his government or its representatives. Separately, Karzai criticized a detention facility on the US-run Bagram Air Field north of Kabul. Karzai referred to Bagram as a “Taliban-producing factory” where he said innocent Afghans are tortured into hating their country. He also said he’d been trying to close it for some six years.
A member of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council also confirmed that talks had taken place, but was measured in his assessment of their success. Talks took place in Dubai three weeks ago between government officials and Taliban who flew from Doha, but the sides are still waiting to see the result. Western and Afghan officials also said the talks had borne little fruit so far. The contacts had not even progressed as far as opening negotiations for a tangible peace agreement.
A White House spokeswoman, Laura Lucas Magnuson, said Obama had a useful, constructive meeting with top military officials.”The president continues to weigh inputs from military officials, as well as the intelligence community, our diplomats, and development experts and has not yet made decisions regarding the post-2014 U.S. presence,” Magnuson said.
Karzai’s relationship with Washington has come under increasing pressure since November, when he announced his intention to avoid signing the BSA until after a presidential election on April 5. His decision to drop a deal that had taken about a year to hammer out shocked Western diplomats.
The uncertainty about Afghanistan’s fate after US troops pull out has also weighed on the Afghan economy. Karzai’s refusal to sign is sapping already scant support for the illegal war in Washington, which has murdered millions of Muslims and halved aid for civilian assistance in the fiscal year 2014.
As the UN, UNSC and ICJ and ICC, WB, IMF are among the US controlled agencies, while countries like Russia, China, France and Germany play second fiddle to Washington terror muses, there is nothing that humanity can do end the global imperialism.
د. عبد راف
Unfortunately, today there is not even on Muslim nation practicing truly Islamic faith.
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