Skip to comments.Karzai says U.S. drone strike killed child, won’t sign security deal if similar attacks continue
Posted on 11/28/2013 6:00:25 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
KABUL Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States of launching a drone strike that killed a 2-year-old child Thursday and vowed to not sign a long-term security agreement if similar attacks continue.
In a statement, Karzai said a suspected U.S. pilot-less aircraft fired into a house shortly before noon in Helmand province, killing the child and wounding two women. He said the information was relayed to him by Mohammad Naem, the governor of the province.
Spokesmen for the U.S.-led coalition did not respond to requests for comment. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul referred questions to the international coalition.
Although few details were available Thursday night, the allegations are likely to stoke tension over Karzais reluctance to endorse a plan that would allow several thousand U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.
After a year of negotiations, the Obama administration thought it had finalized an agreement with Karzai last week to allow up to 15,000 foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan to train and assist its military.
This attack shows that American forces are not respecting the life and safety of Afghan peoples houses, he said in the statement. He added, For years, our innocent people have become victims of the war under the name of terrorism, and they have had no safety in their homes.
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they missed ! Karzai is till standing
He won’t sign .... let the celebrations and withdrawal begin!!!!
Karzai refuses to sign. Good enough bring all our people home now.
Either the Pakies or the Afghans are demanding large cash payments to allow the exit of the military hardware, so we either pay them off and leave on their schedule, or we destroy everything (my choice). Whatever happens, we must not leave anything behind that can be used.
Is Karzai looking for more suitcases money ,he must be a Billionaire by now
Karzai is a Muslim therefore can’t be trusted.
The U.S. has taken more pains to spare innocents than any nation ever and Karzai knows that.
Pull our forces out. They are the only reason that POS is still alive.
GFY Karzai raghead! Pull our Troops out of that muzzie craphole, ASAP. We’ve wasted enough blood and treasure in 12yrs. And 75-80% of the casualties have occurred under 0muslim’s treasonous watch.
Karzai has demanded and Obama has happily given him the most restrictive ROE imaginable. The result has been unacceptable casualty rates for our troops and other NATO troops. Cut him loose. Get out as soon as practical.
Park it all in a tight group and disable each vehicle. Post warning signs that it will be bombed. Load up the troops and fly them out with a good air defense cap. Send in the A-10s to hit the armour. Then bomb the rest a few times. Head home.
HE has stolen hundreds of millions of foreign aid, he’s is going to abandon the country for Switzerland the minute the Taliban begins to take over again.
>killing the child and wounding two women
And how many U.S. troops have been killed by so-called “friendly” Afghan “policemen”? Karzai can go jump off of Mt. Everest in his birthday suit.
Amen. Bring them home and on the way out destroy everything we carried in there or built while there.
Fine. Then the Taliban can eat Karzai as far as I’m concerned.
Say okay ... and watch Karzai spin to the other side so fast, otherwise he’s walking dead man.
Let me see...an Afghan brat getting blown up, on the word of an Arab tribal leader. Hmm, that rates about a 0.8 on the Giveacrap-O-Meter.
Easy fix for this? Broadcast a list of the next 100 people in line to succeed Karzhai. Start with Afghan gov’t members and go down to known big cheeses as far as needed. State that if he does not shut up and accept the deal, he will be permanently demoted and person #2 offered the deal, and so on and so forth as necessary. State that the other 99 have three days to ring up Kharzai and...’influence’...him as much as they think necessary.
Not everything is Frontpage.
whatever contractors are supplying him with his personal security should walk away . Today.... Let the silk caped rat take care of his own skin .
Contractors : some things mean more than money . A lot more
He wont sign .... let the celebrations and withdrawal begin!!!!
I’m with you, from what I heard it was a deal that stank for our troops. What is it with zero wanting to leave our troops there, did he think the muzzies needed more tasrget practice at sitting ducks?
Sounds like a good plan. Safer than the demo I was thinking of.
Obama promised to have the troops out of Afghanistan by 2014. Now he wants to keep 15,000 for God knows how long. Where are all of his lackeys who voted for him because of this promise?
so you don’t “give a crap” about an Afghan “brat” getting blown up.
Bet his or her parents don’t agree with you - Mr. “Eternal Hope” (ironic handle, that)
WHAT the $#*(^#$&** are we DOING still sending Americans there????
This is INSANE! We owe this dirtbag nothing!
Vlad Tepes would have nailed that ridiculous hat of his to his head and impaled him. Yet we continue to pander to this beast and sacrifice the lives of our soldiers over there.
Another idiotic adventure of George Bush carried to far more idiotic and sinister extremes by his monstrous successor.
Get our troops out of there, then nuke the poppy fields.
If only we had a president.
I agree with you. I do not ever want to see a young child injured or killed by Americans. However there is just no way to prevent it and still try to win a war. No matter how careful you are there are times when it just has to be done.
Well, we could pop the equipment with a tactical nuke on our way out.
No, no. Warthog good enough. No need to get carried away. But the Duke Nukem idea does carry a certain...cachet.
I love the A-10.
“I’m really good at killing people” - B.H.Obama
Attention target Able is talking.
He has mastered the art of extortion....and Obama & Kerry keep playing his game.
Time to bring all the troops home.
Civilians are always in the midst of the terrorists in the middle eastern countries.
And once again for the terminally obtuse, THEIR opinion matters equally little. Liberal notions of the USA having to rebuild every mud hut it bombs and eternally cry over every Third-World peasant who happens to die (while previous empires would simply **erase all human life from a bothersome area**) can go skydive off the Grand Canyon sans parachute.
My eternal hope is in the one who made the world, and where I have learned to place my hope instead of a nation that is showcasing just how fast a democracy can go from superpower to a laughingstock, and who will never trade his burden of responsibility for illicit sex and reality TV.
my faith says “the one who made the world” also made - and died for - that “Afghan brat”
We need to pull out, and laugh when the Taliban kills Karzai.
We need to pull out, nuke the poppy fields, and laugh when the Taliban kills Karzai.
There, fixed it.
I like your version. Thanks for the fix!
Or turn over our Afghan bases to the Russians.
Which has exactly zip, diddly, and squat to do with liberals trying to hamstring our anti-terror efforts every time a million-dollar smart bomb kills someone who might possibly not be a full-blown terrorist, in a land that’s been steeped in hatred for civilized nations in general and Christianity and Judaism in particular the Pilgrim’s grandfathers were children.
Not to mention the times they’ve been caught red-handed *outright fabricating* such tragedies.
Let’s get the f*** out of that God forsaken country. All of us, leave no “advisors”. Let the Muzzies eat each other.