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Karzai asks US to scale down Afghan military operations
Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | 11/14/10 | Staff

Posted on 11/14/2010 11:58:31 AM PST by Nachum

Washington - Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in an interview published Sunday, called on the United States to scale down its military activity in his country. 'The time has come to reduce military operations,' Karzai said in an interview with the Washington Post newspaper. The president said the Afghan population was unable to cope with the massive international military presence and wanted to see an end to the 'intrusiveness' of the soldiers in daily life.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghan; karzai; military; scale

1 posted on 11/14/2010 11:58:43 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Could it be he’s made a deal with the Taliban?


2 posted on 11/14/2010 12:03:23 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Nachum

We should quickly scale down to zero and let him deal with it.


3 posted on 11/14/2010 12:04:40 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Truth29

I have to agree with Karzai.
It’s long time since we should’ve left this hell hole.


4 posted on 11/14/2010 12:05:38 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Truth29

Yes.


5 posted on 11/14/2010 12:10:54 PM PST by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Truth29

He’s really made a deal with Obama. Reading Woodward’s book Obama’s Wars makes it clear that Bambi wants out of there starting swift drawdown in July 2011 to be able to run on “I got us out”. He does not care about winning or trying to stop Taliban. He forced military to buy into only defeating Al Qaeda (who are all now in Pakistan or tribal border regions), and to let Taliban reintegrate into Afghanistan. Thus, back to Afghanistan after Taliban swooped in to fill power vacuum when Soviets left and before Bush KO’ed Taliban for giving safe haven to Al Qaeda. No more freedom. Back to burkas for women. Public executions for infidels.


6 posted on 11/14/2010 12:11:19 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Nachum

Fine! We should immediately remove all our troops, contractors, and FUNDS from Afghanistan.

As we leave, Karzai (and the rest of the Afghan people) should be warned: If we have to come back, there won’t be a single living creature within your borders. And MEAN it!


7 posted on 11/14/2010 12:12:43 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: shalom aleichem
No more freedom. Back to burkas for women. Public executions for infidels.

You know, FRiend, I really couldn't care less. Afghanistan's internal affairs are really none of our problem.

8 posted on 11/14/2010 12:14:52 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

Sounds like a good exit strategy for anywhere we go to war.


9 posted on 11/14/2010 12:17:32 PM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: Nachum

Withdraw Karzai’s personal security detail.


10 posted on 11/14/2010 12:20:02 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Nachum

Not precisely what the head thief said.


11 posted on 11/14/2010 12:20:58 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (What flavor Kool-aid are you drinking?)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
Xi was doing it. Not sure who it is now.
12 posted on 11/14/2010 12:21:43 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (What flavor Kool-aid are you drinking?)
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To: clee1

We’d also be turning our back on the festering boatload of Islamic radical training in Pakistan border region to wage attacks against the USA homeland. Is that also no problemo for you? We need a staging area to wage battle against those nuts.


13 posted on 11/14/2010 12:21:57 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Nachum

I ask Islam to scale back Jihad.


14 posted on 11/14/2010 12:24:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: clee1

“I really couldn’t care less” There is a difference between I care and I sent the US military. If you don’t care you have allot in common with liberals.


15 posted on 11/14/2010 12:26:22 PM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: Nachum

Okay, sure.

How about you scale down the Taliban...


16 posted on 11/14/2010 12:30:06 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: clee1

“You know, FRiend, I really couldn’t care less. Afghanistan’s internal affairs are really none of our problem. “

Afghanistan is a tribal country ruled by tribal warlords.

It is not possible to “civilize” a region that does not want to be civilized.

All we are doing there is getting our troops killed and spending money we don’t have. We have no business being there.

The Democrats kept saying that this was the “right” war to be fighting simply to beat the Bush administration with it. Now we are there and our idiot of a President hasn’t a f***king clue as to what to do next.


17 posted on 11/14/2010 12:31:58 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: shalom aleichem

If we are SERIOUS about this problem, we need to address it: Immediately, forcefully, and PERMANENTLY!

This “nation building” bullsqueeze is a waste of time, money, and American lives.

We need to mind our own business. If our business requires us to kick some @$$, lets do it and get it over with. Leave the aftermath for the Afghani/Iraqi/any other people to deal with on their own terms.


18 posted on 11/14/2010 12:32:39 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Nachum

Not what I wanted to read as I sit here in Kyrgystan waiting for a flight out to Bagram. Between this and the new mind set of gaining “Trust and Confidence” so that we can no longer do night ops without jumping thru hoops, I’m beginning to think the fix is in on this war. If you won’t let us fight to win, then send us home before any of my guys get killed.

I think we need to go back to “Shock and Awe” and show these people we mean business. The rest will take care of itself.


19 posted on 11/14/2010 12:33:55 PM PST by Sgt. Stryker ("Saddle Up, Saddle Up")
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To: enduserindy

I care deeply about the brave men and women we sent there to destroy the taliban and al queda. I want them to come home.

We should NOT keep our people in harms way just to try to “civilize” a Nation that has been a total mess for all of its history.

We are NOT the world’s policeman or social worker.


20 posted on 11/14/2010 12:36:03 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: EEDUDE

I agree completely, FRiend.


21 posted on 11/14/2010 12:37:16 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: EEDUDE

I do not want the US to waste another dime “reconstructing” either Afghanistan or Iraq. The tribal savages in Afghanistan will only end up stripping the copper off the pipes after we leave. Let them go back to warring among themselves. The lesson they will have learned by our presence there is that if they ever harbor and concoct another terrorist scheme against the US on their land they better do it while there is a Democrat administration in Washington.


22 posted on 11/14/2010 12:41:34 PM PST by chuckee
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To: Nachum

Living in Afghanistan is a lot like living in the USA! Can’t believe a word that comes out of the administration’s mouth.


23 posted on 11/14/2010 12:49:03 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: EEDUDE

Continued prayers for General Petraeus and those he commands.


24 posted on 11/14/2010 12:50:41 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Truth29
Of course he's made a deal. The night raids must be particularly effective and have them reeling.

Step up the night raids, get rid of this guy and win this puppy once and for all.

25 posted on 11/14/2010 12:55:51 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: clee1

I agree we need to end it. I agree we need to let them fight amoungst themselves as they have for thousands of years. I feel compassion for the innocents there. We all should. I never said we should police it or that we should stay but I am a Christian. I have never in my life suggested social workers to help anything. I think about the innocent people of North Korea, Iran, Afganistan, etc. that suffer everyday and how I hope they find freedom but I never said it should be the US military to provide it. The only freedom the US military should leave behind is the fallout caused by the destruction of a direct threat to the US. Maybe you missed my first comment about a good exit strategy. I feel like I’m arguing with a liberal, put words in my mouth, spin what I did say, no concern for lesser humans and you RAISE YOUR VOICE as if it makes you bigger or smarter than I. Also I never questioned your love of the US military.


26 posted on 11/14/2010 1:10:12 PM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: clee1

Yeah, right.
With this punk in as president?
How about we leave the MILITARY operations to the military and not this marxist p.o.s. and his worthless cadre?


27 posted on 11/14/2010 1:27:39 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of our house and take your big ass wookie bride with ya)
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To: clee1

Yeah, right.
With this punk in as president?
How about we leave the MILITARY operations to the military and not this marxist p.o.s. and his worthless cadre?


28 posted on 11/14/2010 1:28:41 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Get out of our house and take your big ass wookie bride with ya)
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To: Sgt. Stryker

Amen.


29 posted on 11/14/2010 2:01:27 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: shalom aleichem

Yeah, freedom is so over rated anyhow./s


30 posted on 11/14/2010 2:16:50 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: shalom aleichem

We do. Drop a MOAB or two on every village in that hell hole. Build four enormous bases on each side of the country. Level a corridor in Pakistan as our way to the sea. Take all natural resources as payment and start killing everything in Pakistan, Kasmir, and Iran......


31 posted on 11/14/2010 2:19:50 PM PST by sentient
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To: sentient

It may come to that. Of the many secrets openly revealed in Woodward’s book (he must have sat in on hoards of secret meetings) we are supposedly going to strike with drones or Tomahawks 150 sites in Pakistan which harbor or train terrorists if and when we suffer another attack on the homeland. Swell. So we don’t count the Christmas bomber coming into Detroit, the Ft Hood Major shoot-up, the toner cartridges coming into USA from Yemen, or several other obvious terrorist attacks. I guess he’s waiting for a dirty nuke attack on a major US city...


32 posted on 11/14/2010 2:37:27 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem

If the Political Class is that dumb to wait, they will suffer the worst of it. One more attack will result in the We the People removing the Political Class....


33 posted on 11/14/2010 4:16:10 PM PST by sentient
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