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U.S., AFGHANISTAN SIGN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
AFPC South Asia Security Monitor ^ | 5/8/2012 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.

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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1 posted on 05/08/2012 11:29:13 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

So we agree to guarantee their security and in exchange, they let us train them. Sounds like a typical fair and even US alliance.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 11:57:02 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: bruinbirdman; ModelBreaker
To this day, I cannot understand why we have American troops dying in that desert cesspool so a bunch of Arab women dressed like Zorro can be allowed to drive a car !! Or, to provide cash, assistance and protection to their leaders so they can grow more and more poppies to make dope to kill Americans.

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.

3 posted on 05/09/2012 2:12:59 AM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good in the obama nation.)
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To: 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.”

Bwahahahahahaha!

With that and a quarter, you can make a phone call.

Purely a face-saving way for us to bug out.

Sayonara.

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.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 3:02:42 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: jmax

The Afghans treat women as chattel and support
slavery.

The DNC and the WHITE HOUSE agree.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 3:02:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: bruinbirdman

I signed a ton of Stgrategic Partnership Agreements in the technology business. They meant squat. This agreement means even less.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 3:17:41 AM PDT by Makana
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To: bruinbirdman

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.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Face is saved.
Taliban wins.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:22 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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