The U.S. and NATO troops leave Afghanistan having failed in their mission, former president Hamid Karzai says in an AP interview. Karzai said extremism is at its highest point nearly 20 years after the intervention began following the 9/11 attacks.
KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan ’s former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both.
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Imagine complaining about a country, that attempted to help you root out extremism, but finally decided after 20 years that they couldn’t help those that quite frankly, didn’t want it. A simple thank you to the US, for their trouble, would be more appropriate. Yes, America failed the moment our previous President released thousands of ISIS fighters & gave control to Turkey. It’s the most ass nined moves ever made by an American President in our history!
Ya we made it worse. Guess Omar wasent wrong ... puppet hamid..fears his power going..1 million vote out of 40 million that's a puppet regime The price we paid. what will it cost us now. We messed up back in 80’s helping Afghanistan fight the Russians. Later 9/11, bombings in Spain and Great Britain. Is this the right thing to do. Lots of enlisted paid the ultimate price. Sen. Charlie Wilson was right 40 years ago.
You had 20 years and the support of the US and Europe to do right by your people. To get your people to unite behind a Afghan Govt. Instead the Afghan leaders choose corruption, infighting, and greed. The mission was to kill Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, mission accomplished. Pompeii crucified 6,000 of the defeated Spartacus army along the road leading to Rome. This is the kind of scorched Earth brutality that would have to occur to secure Afghanistan. This is obviously something that cannot occur or should be condoned. So there u go. U.S. withdrawal
Below listed deadly Terrorist Organizations operates from Pakistan with their Army Blessings! Pakistan is in FATF grey list! Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LeT) Lashkar i Jhangvi (LJ)Haqqani Network (HQN) Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Thanks to politicians like him …. He was President propped up by US….Who failed
Lol, that’s his own failure not the US’s. We didn’t run the country, they did.
AP: Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimesPulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police. Unfortunately, the police are DEFUNDED and I am not sure if they can launch an INVESTIGATION. Civilians might have to fight for themselves with firearms as well.
Hamid needs to put on his big boy pants and declare war on all extremists within Afghanistan. Stop blaming the U.S. ...be grateful to all our men and women who gave their lives for Afghanistan freedom over the past 20 years. If it can't be fixed in 20 years, it can't be fixed. We missed our chance to nuke a country. Spent too much time frigging around in Iraq.
I’m confused, this was announced in 2012 — 20 years later, $2+ trillions spent, 240,000 lives lost, maybe Dubya can explain If no one photo shops a spliff in his hand, the Taliban wins. Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires. Sadly, creating extremists was the whole point of US Mideast policy: destabilize, divide, and conquer.
brinik420 Where’s the gratitude? Dude doesn’t exist without us No shit. ye failed afghanistan,............ america defeated the british with help from france and others_______
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'America can't fix another country's mistakes!' say a bunch of Americans who forget that we carpet bombed Afghanistan into the stone age and killed hundreds of thousands looking for CIA-backed-and-funded-and-trained Bin Laden, a man who was in Pakistan afghanistan just becomes more backward & barbaric as time goes on. once it was peaceful, pleasant & relatively liberal... women went to university, wore mini skirts, tourists flocked. time for a 1960s style counterculture revolution against fundamentalism.🤘
In 2003 Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld ginned up a meaningless war in Iraq, diverting manpower and resources from Afghanistan. The result? TWO wars lost, thousands of American lives also lost, trillions of U.S. dollars wasted. Vietnam's costly lesson repeated and compounded. During Afghanistan war 🇦🇫 1. Many lives have been lost or injured with permanent health consequences... 2. Billions of dollars have been spent... 3. Many years of families separation for thousands soldiers and all to finish in unfinished job?
This is not news. Expected commentary from the safety of Switzerland. But not news. HA- thank you would be good enough. Tweaker POS! Rather than Western forces failing in their mission, maybe Karzai has failed his nation? He spent many years as president, and what has he brought to Afghanistan's security table? Ultimately Afghans are responsible for their own security, and it's time to stop holding hands.
We have been knowing this for 20 years No democracy in America, how is it different to African States if people dispute election results, and want to stay in power forever. Afghanistan is a failed state since the moment, when USA decided to support the mujahideen. This event was in 1980.
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Due to all the restrictions you put on the us military. Figure it out yourselves Bold for you to assume we were there for 'lowering extremism' It may not be a success but i doubt you can call that a failure! Befoee we got there, men and women used to have their head chopped off in public at a soccer stadium among the many other horrifying things we used to witness
How exactly does one “accomplish” such a mission? I’ll wait. Until the bastardization of religion and lack of education ends there will be minimal changes there unfortunately. Should of hit them hard after 9-11 and not focused on Iraq and got out. You mean foreign nations murdering civilians and bombing their homes is radicalising them into hating said foreign nation?
We failed for good by about 2008. We needed to build infrastructure and get it stabilized quickly so the public would've adapted, and we attacked Iraq instead. Bush failed the entire Middle East the moment he picked that fight. KarzaiH Afghans take responsibility! What did you do during your long reign? Freeloading is not for life! Grow Up Hamid & rest of you gimme & self serving “leaders” - real leaders bring real change, as for puppets, they remain meaningless & the nation (as in people) suffer!
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AP: Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimesPulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police. I think more than that have been stolen in NCIS episodes in the last 10 years. “Vanishing” 😭😂 This is 2nd amendment on auto pilot.
AP: Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimesPulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police. Imagine if missiles that's been stolen. Shoot, no one told me I could have kept my weapons when I left the Army.😦 But we’ve known about this for years!