Afghans want police trainers out of villages

| January 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

The Afghans have decided that they want our police trainers out of their villages, you know those places where training police happens. The Karzai government seems to think that they don’t serve any other purpose than to attract terrorist violence says the Washington Post;

About 4,500 Special Operations personnel are charged with training the Afghan Local Police, or ALP, a force of 18,500 villagers who are armed, paid and taught to defend their communities against encroaching insurgents. The force, which operates in 94 districts, was slated to expand to 26,000 members by the end of 2014, with units dedicated to securing remote locations where traditional Afghan forces are weak or nonexistent.

Although Karzai approved the creation of the local police forces, he has long expressed a general opposition to the presence of Western troops in Afghan villages, saying they are often a source of instability and tension and could be easily replaced with an all-Afghan force.

“Our position is that such trainings should not take place in the Afghan villages,” Karzai spokesman Aimal Faizi said in an interview Monday. “The presence of foreign troops puts the lives of villagers in danger by attracting [insurgent] attacks.”

Yeah, I’m pretty sure those insurgent attacks against the police forces will certainly end when the trainers leave. Just like when were told that violence in Iraq would end when the Americans left that country. That’s been the case, right? It’s almost as if the Karzai government wants the Taliban to take over again. Did I say “almost”?

Category: Terror War

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  1. Twist says:

    Pull everyone out of that shit hole. Any of our stuff that we can’t take with us burn to the ground to deny it’s use to the Afghans.

  2. rb325th says:

    @1, excatly!

  3. jerry920 says:

    12 years of our blood and money and they still can’t police their own villages? Time to leave them in the bronze age where they want to be.

  4. PigmyPuncher says:

    Good, then end the mission. End it now and bring our brothers home before there are more blue on green events. This administration had NO intention of winning this fight in the first place.

  5. PintoNag says:

    Back into the Dark Ages they go. Have you ever wondered how people can enjoy being miserable?

  6. Flagwaver says:

    I find myself in agreement with y’all. If the Afghan Mafia looking ass wants to have American forces out of his country, we should oblige. That will also include our money, equipment, and protection.

    Personally, I could not stand the “nation building” war that we fought there. My original opinion still stands. If they are stupid enough to attack us, or shelter those who do attack us, we destroy their regime and leave. Hopefully, that will be a lesson to the next nation.

    In the schoolyard, you don’t offer to do the bully’s homework to stop him from bullying you. Rather, you put your size six right into the middle of his little piss pump and them bring your knee up to intercept his face on the way down. Eventually, after you have handled enough bullies like that, ain’t nobody going to try to bully you.

  7. B Woodman says:

    And stop all foreign aid. You KNOW it’s not going to help the common people, just to line the bank accounts of the warlords.

  8. Roger in Republic says:

    My guess is that a week or so be for the last American leaves the entire Karzai bunch will head for France for “Medical Treatment”. once there they will move into secluded homes in pricey Paris suburbs. One week after we have left Afghanistan will have reverted back to the eighth century where they belong. If we blow up all the concrete runways that we built there no airline will fly in to Afghanistan for a very long time. Al Quiada will need to find another place to base its training. Somewhere they don’t need to walk into and out of.

  9. mike says:

    working for new century. it is safe and i have no fear there i am training the afgan ploice and i carry a gun at all times. i am very highly trained and will arrive home safe and alive.

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