Skip to comments.U.S., AFGHANISTAN SIGN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
Posted on 05/08/2012 11:29:07 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
After months of intense negotiations, the United States and Afghanistan have inked an Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement that will govern the U.S.-Afghan relationship long after the departure of the majority of Coalition troops in 2014. Though short on specifics (the agreement makes no specific commitment on U.S. troop levels or future funding), the agreement broadly outlines long term security guarantees for Afghanistan as well as the structure of development assistance to be provided. The agreement also designates Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally. President Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan May 1 to personally sign the agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Neither Afghans nor Americans asked for this war, President Obama said. For a decade we have stood together. We look forward to a future of peace. The legally binding executive agreement commits Afghanistan to provide U.S. personnel access to Afghan facilities beyond 2014 for the purpose of training Afghan security forces and targeting al Qaeda. The two countries will next move to negotiations on a Bilateral Security Agreement that will flesh out details of security cooperation.
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So we agree to guarantee their security and in exchange, they let us train them. Sounds like a typical fair and even US alliance.
And, my guess is that when Air Force One lifted off last week after obama's visit, it weighed a few kilo's more than when it landed.
“After months of intense negotiations, the United States and Afghanistan have inked an Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement that will govern the U.S.-Afghan relationship long after the departure of the majority of Coalition troops in 2014.”
With that and a quarter, you can make a phone call.
Purely a face-saving way for us to bug out.
Don’t call us, we’ll call you.
Unless, for any reason, we go nuts and decide we want to come back; then we have a pretext on paper.
The Afghans treat women as chattel and support
The DNC and the WHITE HOUSE agree.
I signed a ton of Stgrategic Partnership Agreements in the technology business. They meant squat. This agreement means even less.
It is open knowledge in Afghanistan that the Afghans we are training intend to go over to the Taliban as soon as we stop offensive operations. Just like their fathers and grandfathers did when the Russians pulled out.
We are teaching the most internally quarrelsome and warlike peoples in the world how to fight. They will clan up and butcher each other, civil war a go-go when we leave.
Madness, sheer madness. We will be blamed for the slaughter of Afghans to come.
Pull out completely now, now more training how to handle weapons.
Face is saved.