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Karzai orders US special forces out of Afghan province
BBC News ^ | 24th February 2013 | BBC News

Posted on 02/24/2013 7:13:58 AM PST by the scotsman

'The Afghan president has ordered US special forces to leave Wardak province within two weeks over allegations of disappearances and torture.

The measures were being taken due to the actions of Afghans considered to be part of US special forces, said a spokesman for Hamid Karzai.

The strategically significant, central province of Wardak has been the recent focus of counter-insurgency operations.

A US spokesman said it took all allegations of misconduct seriously.'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; karzai; wardak; waronterror
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1 posted on 02/24/2013 7:14:03 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman
F U B A R

2 posted on 02/24/2013 7:16:45 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: the scotsman

Time to go, that hell hole is not worth one more soldier dying for.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 7:16:54 AM PST by AU72
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To: the scotsman
"Our forces ask for air support from foreigners and children get killed in an air strike," he said.

A preliminary investigation also blamed them for beheading a university student in the province.

Yep. Sounds like something the infidel Americans would do.

4 posted on 02/24/2013 7:20:08 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: the scotsman

I suppose Karzai is trying to curry favor before the inevitable Talbian recapture of Kabul. Despite his best attempts to suck up to the Taliban, he most likely will share the same fate of Najibullah.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 7:22:46 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Spray the place down with DDT.


6 posted on 02/24/2013 7:27:59 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: AU72

None of it is.

If I were emperor I would withdraw all troops from the mideast (and Africa) and put so much defensive steel in the water off Israel that you could walk from Cairo to Ankara without getting your feet wet.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 7:35:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AU72

Karzai and his demons ...

Yes, it’s time to leave. Nothing but corruption and evil... an eternal hand stuck out demanding bribes....


8 posted on 02/24/2013 7:37:38 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: 3Fingas

The best Karzai can hope for is either the last plane out of Kabul airport to Switzerland (so he can visit his money), or an Islamic re-education camp — if there is such a thing. My guess is that he gets his throat cut if he misses that last plane.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 7:41:29 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: Delta 21

“The measures were being taken due to the actions of Afghans considered to be part of US special forces,”


10 posted on 02/24/2013 7:45:05 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

VX or Sarin would be a better choice.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 7:57:53 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: AU72; cripplecreek
I for one was always against the war.

I said both those problems could have been solved by Two Thermonuclear Hydrogen Bombs.

But, no one ever listens to me.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 7:58:09 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Tallguy
My guess is that he gets his throat cut if he misses that last plane.

Along with a ceremonial anal rape.

13 posted on 02/24/2013 7:58:09 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: the scotsman

When the Afghans that are supposed to be the “good guys” are murdering our troops; our troops are supposed to stand back with their hands folded and allow it to happen.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 7:58:45 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: the scotsman

If my finger were on the button, I would find a way to permanently obliterate the region’s ability to support any kind of agriculture, including Pakistan.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 8:05:04 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: the scotsman

Time to GTFO of there. The ROE our soldiers are forced to operate under are suicidal and criminal.


16 posted on 02/24/2013 8:05:25 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: KC_Lion

Make Mecca glow.


17 posted on 02/24/2013 8:08:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: the scotsman

Lets withdraw everybody and let that the barbarians go back to fighting among themselves.

F*** the Muzzie world


18 posted on 02/24/2013 8:09:22 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: the scotsman

Another Karzai extortion scheme I would bet. He cares not for what he portrays to care about. Only the money he can extort from the U.S. to line his pockets.


19 posted on 02/24/2013 8:10:50 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: GOPJ

Yep — and spray all those poppy fields with herbicide we leave.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 8:25:14 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: the scotsman

In a just world, the next headline would read:

“U.S Forces remove Taliban Sympathizer Karzai from Kabul”


21 posted on 02/24/2013 8:48:50 AM PST by Patriot95
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To: the scotsman

Screw Afghanistan. Those feral knuckledraggers aren’t worth a single drop of American blood. It’s long been established we’re not allowed to win there, so what is being accomplished at this point? Pull our guys out from from that diseased hellhole... Now!!


22 posted on 02/24/2013 8:52:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: the scotsman

In retrospect we should’ve aided the Soviets in the 1980s, rather than countered them. That nasty Afghan hellhole doesn’t deserve a place on a map.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 8:58:13 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: AU72

ROGER THAT!!!! Pick up or destroy all our toys and say “So long it’s been nice to know ya”. These tribal societies will never be brought out of the 14 century. Hope mr.karzia enjoys the millions of our tax dollars he’s stashed away so he can live a life of luxury wearing his cute little lamb skin hat.


24 posted on 02/24/2013 9:21:42 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: 3Fingas

Nah. He’s probably savvy enough to know when to bail. Hell, we’ll probably give him asylum here. Probably here in Nevada since it is the closest thing to the Afghan terrain. ‘Cept our mountains ain’t quite as tall.


25 posted on 02/24/2013 9:24:46 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: KC_Lion

Two?

Mecca and Medina?

“We’re going to find,
sooner or later,
whether Abdul will pray
to a smoking crater.”


26 posted on 02/24/2013 9:27:28 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: the scotsman
Karzai had better have his private jet on standby when the Americans leave because his Taliban “buddies” will ensure that he and his family will all be a head shorter. This guy is such a pathetic scumbag.
27 posted on 02/24/2013 9:52:51 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: AU72

“Time to go, that hell hole is not worth one more soldier dying for.”

...and then drone Karzai and everyone in his government.


28 posted on 02/24/2013 9:58:37 AM PST by RFEngineer
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29 posted on 02/24/2013 10:03:48 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: the scotsman

“Our forces ask for air support from foreigners and children get killed in an air strike,” he said.

A preliminary investigation also blamed them for beheading a university student in the province.

This son of a bitch will be the first one out with bags of cash after we leave.

It’s time for our young people to leave this hell hole forthwith. Not another American life needs to be wasted over there for this corrupt POS.


30 posted on 02/24/2013 10:26:14 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ScottinVA
In retrospect we should’ve aided the Soviets in the 1980s, rather than countered them.

I hope that was a joke.

31 posted on 02/24/2013 10:30:01 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: AU72
Time to go, that hell hole is not worth one more soldier dying for.

Bin Laden is Dead! time to leave. no other reason to stay. let Karzai protect himself against the warlords.

32 posted on 02/24/2013 10:37:31 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Nah. A wide dispersion of plutonium. That way there will be no one to write Silent Spring 2.


33 posted on 02/24/2013 10:40:31 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ScottinVA

Interesting thought but chances are Afghanistan would have still ended up under Taliban control when the Soviet Union collapsed so the results would have been the same.


34 posted on 02/24/2013 10:50:00 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks the scotsman.

State Department to Spend $250,000 on Afghan YouTube Channel, Had No $$$ for Benghazi Security
Frontpage Mag | 2/24/13 | Daniel Greenfield
Posted on 02/24/2013 11:06:23 AM PST by Nachum
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2990770/posts


35 posted on 02/24/2013 11:23:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Tallguy

Just set up an impenetrable base there. Like Gitmo in Cuba. This way we are close to the enemy and can perform surgical special operations.

If they don’t like it, too bad, they can pound sand.

Nation building doesn’t work.


36 posted on 02/24/2013 11:43:54 AM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink a bunch of them. Stay thirsty my FRiends)
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To: the scotsman

Yes, let’s do whatever Karzai says. Good old Karzai, who threatened to join the Taliban in 2010, and has been taking Iranian money for years. A lie goes out against US troops, Karzai says “get out”, and US troops (and officers!) have to obey due to the liberal agenda. Brilliant.


37 posted on 02/24/2013 11:58:57 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Delta 21

The place is lost.
Not worth any more money nor blood.
Why?
Because there are no “good guys” to support.

The Taiband are bad guys of extremist morality (but at least USA Liberal women love them for their enlightened views of women as evidenced by the Liberal women groups total lack of criticism).

The current Afgan Govt is bad because of its near total corruption and ineffectiveness not to mention it having a President already sold out to the Taliband as evidenced by his actions.

One of the reasons South Vietnam lost was similar. The North Viets were focused and dedicated, willing to sacrifice. The South Viets were corrupt, selling US military aid to the enemy, stealing supplies/money from their own troops, etc etc. So the average South Viet peasant just wanted everyone to go away and leave them alone...but came to lack support for the South Viet govt. Plus the little matter of the USA Dems cutting South Vietnam off from military aid when the North was ready to invade.


38 posted on 02/24/2013 12:12:56 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: ansel12

The joke... and a very sick one... is the notion something good will some emerge from that unending quagmire our troops are being forced to slog through.

I would much rather have seen Afghanistan as a Soviet SSR than the irreparable mess it is today.


39 posted on 02/24/2013 1:24:35 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

That is insane, our bringing down the Soviet Empire was a fluke, it took everything that we could do to narrowly pull that off and supporting the Soviet Union in the Afghan war and her strategic goals is insane.

No, Reagan was correct to fight against the Soviet Union, not with them.


40 posted on 02/24/2013 1:31:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12

No problem0 SEE yaz!!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 02/24/2013 2:15:11 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: ansel12

Tell me how helping enable the rise of not only the Taliban but Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i-islami and of course al-Qaida vs strategically making that mess a long-time Soviet problem was not insane.


42 posted on 02/24/2013 2:15:41 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Delta 21

Sure. Americans certainly do bend that way. Who else? Afghans and Muslims are all piece-loving, humane people of the land./sarc


43 posted on 02/24/2013 2:19:26 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: ScottinVA

If you wanted to fight for the Soviet Union and sustain them and their military goals, you should have, you could have served communism then and still can, but it is too late for you to fight to preserve the Soviet Union.


44 posted on 02/24/2013 2:19:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: the scotsman

The proper thing to do would be to leave the entire country, and Karzai to his own devices. We’ll start a “deadpool” on how long he lasts. I give him about nine months, sheer uneducated guess.


45 posted on 02/24/2013 2:26:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: ansel12

Keeping the Soviet Union together is a lot over the top. But it seems to me Russia should have remained PO’ed at Afghanistan (because of all the casualties they took) by the time we decided to start kicking Afghan butts, and should have been a lot more help in cleaning out the Taliban and al Quida just for revenge. The Soviets were trying to keep a lid on that mess, which may well be the only halfway positive thing they’d ever done.

But after the fall, they just shrank to being reactionaries, merely resisting the US at every turn, mindless of any central foreign policy philosophy. Sort of like liberals, who think the Taliban is just great so long as they’re killing Americans. They don’t understand that if there was a world-wide Caliphate the godless liberals would be the first against the wall.

I had older friends talk about what a carphole Viet Nam is, but that country has a lot more going for it than just about any of the ‘Stans.


46 posted on 02/24/2013 2:43:24 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: the scotsman

Any chance of feeding this idiot and his family to the Taliban for a messy ending?


47 posted on 02/24/2013 3:02:51 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yep. Big mistake that. Too bad hindsight is 20/20.
Hell, we should have provided money and intelligence to the Soviets for use against the “Mujahadeen.”


48 posted on 02/24/2013 3:05:41 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: UCANSEE2
My guess is that he gets his throat cut if he misses that last plane.

Along with a ceremonial anal rape.

Anal rape while being murdered is a cultural thing. All cultures are equal, right? /s

49 posted on 02/24/2013 3:11:59 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I know your point, but we were correct to fight the Soviet Union all over the globe, including Afghanistan.

Joining them as allies to enable Soviet strategic goals as was suggested, is just idiocy.

Reagan was right, he was fighting the Soviet Union and Afghanistan was an important part of Reagan’s correct strategy.


50 posted on 02/24/2013 3:14:20 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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