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Taliban Reject Talks As Karzai Demands Western Pullback [Another Humiliating Kick In Butt To US]
LATimes ^ | March 15, 2012

Posted on 03/15/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by Steelfish

Taliban Reject Talks As Karzai Demands Western Pullback March 15, 2012

REPORTING FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- In twin blows to American efforts to wage war and negotiate peace in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday demanded a quicker end to the Western combat mission and a pullback of NATO troops from rural areas, while the Taliban movement declared a suspension of dialogue with the United States.

The developments capped a week roiled by word that a U.S. Army sergeant was in custody, accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, in a rampage in a pair of villages close to his base in southern Afghanistan. Karzai’s office said he told visiting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that by year’s end, U.S. troops should be garrisoned only in large bases, abandoning outposts in rural districts like Panjwayi, the scene of Sunday’s shooting deaths.

“Afghanistan’s security forces have the capability to provide security in the villages of Afghanistan,” said a statement from Karzai’s office.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: karzai; obamahumiliated; taliban

1 posted on 03/15/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
I wonder how Karzai’s smiling face will look on a head that is detached from his body? When we go, it's only a matter of time until that comes to pass.
2 posted on 03/15/2012 6:41:23 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Steelfish

Operation Desert Glass....


3 posted on 03/15/2012 7:14:06 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: outofstyle

As long as I get to carry it around on a pike, I don’t really care.

I detest this man. He’s more weasely than an average Democrat.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 7:16:10 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder if DumBO is still going to release the 5 taliban from Gitmo?


5 posted on 03/15/2012 8:07:01 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Steelfish

Get our young men and women out of there NOW!!!


6 posted on 03/15/2012 8:20:29 PM PDT by lu shissler
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