Skip to comments.Report: Taliban, Afghan troops forge agreements as NATO prepares draw-down (Obama's "good war")
Posted on 05/20/2012 5:12:17 AM PDT by tobyhill
Members of the Afghan army are forging secret alliances with the Taliban, threatening to undermine the ability of Afghan authorities to maintain control just as NATO troops prepare to hand over power to the country's security forces, Britain's Sunday Times reported.
In Ghazni province an hour from capital Kabul, Afghan army lieutenant Mohammad Wali admitted to the newspaper that he and a local Taliban commander were working together. (The Sunday Times operates behind a paywall)
"We lost seven men in an ambush when I first arrived at the base," Wali, who commands 18 men, told The Times. "So I thought, why risk my life when there's another way?"
The two share intelligence about military operations and plan to loot Nato supply convoys and divide-up the proceeds, the newspaper reported.
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Why the hell are we in this God forsaken hell hole ? Would any of the politicians who make this crazy policy of staying there be willing to give up their sons ?? For what ?? Why are we there ? Do we really think the day after we leave the country will be a be a better place ??
We cannot trust the Afghanis and if they know we are leaving, why should they be on our side.
Get the hell out of there !!!!!!
What fools with short memories -
The Taliban will do (again) what the Khmer Rouge did to Cambodia. The next time it will be worse.
You cannot make peace with butchers.
He doesn't want to get "Najibullah'd!"
This is going well. I wonder if it will be a chapter in some general’s or admiral’s book. Maybe they’ll donate some of the profits from their books to the orphans.
Pretty soon we will see a Marine hanging under a brige placing demolition charges, then a little later, helicopters leaving from the roof of the Embassy with Afghans hanging and falling from them.