Afghans forbid coalition to arrest, detain Afghans

| December 3, 2012

According to the Stars & Stripes‘ Heath Druzin, the Afghan National Security Council has decided that coalition troops are forthwith forbidden to arrest or imprison Afghans;

The decree stems in part from a spat between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the United Kingdom, whose defense minister said detainees captured by British forces cannot be handed over to Afghan authorities because of fears of ill treatment. Karzai’s statement specifically referenced the dispute and promised to transfer any remaining British prisons to Afghan control.

It is unclear whether the decree carries the force of law and Karzai’s office did not immediately respond to a Stripes request for comment.

Of course, that makes perfect sense, since coalition nations are trying to secure the shithole from criminals and other assorted murderers who the Afghan government, through willful blindness, are unable to identify and detain themselves.

Who, exactly, is the Karzai government at war with? They seem to be doing their level best to bind the hands of the coalition of nations from battling terrorists, while completely ignoring the fact that the terrorists are killing and violating the civil rights of their own citizens more than the coalition.

In September, the U.S. handed over control of Parwan prison, a major detention center on Bagram Airfield. But Karzai has publicly criticized the U.S. for continuing to hold a number of prisoners, including Afghans.

Two weeks ago, Karzai called for the “full Afghanization” of the detention center, saying that some prisoners ordered released by the Afghan courts were still being held by U.S. forces.

I guess it’s because the Karzai government has such a stellar record of detaining dangerous prisoners…well, besides the countless escapes of detainees under Afghan control who’ve absconded with the help of their corrupt jailers. And, oh, yeah, the record of the Afghan government releasing dangerous prisoners back into the wild to make nice with the Taliban in hopes that they’ll come to the peace table.

Category: Terror War

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  1. MAJ Mike says:

    Time to leave. As my Ops SGT used to say, “F*ck ’em and feed ’em fish!” They don’t deserve our blood and treasure.

  2. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    This order will be violated (legally) immediately after Afgan forces refuse or fail to take action on known enemy that injures or kills coalition troops. Period. Field commanders will weigh this one situationally. Lets see what happens. Bring on the late night door kicking … if Afgan forces fail to do so!

  3. Chip@NASA says:

    Fark you biatches. Men, get aboard….and don’t let the aircraft ramp hit you in the ass while we leave this worthless rock behind.
    “I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

  4. UtahVet says:

    The Karzai government is giving us nothing to work with here. This is all but telling us to leave. Essentially, they want us to keep pouring money into their infrastructure, but nothing else. We should have left long ago.

  5. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    When will they require that only rubber bullets flash grenades be used in combat?

  6. mc4ever59 says:

    So no more arrests…just shoot ’em.
    Starting with Karzai.

  7. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    I am thinking a take no prisoners ROE adjustment is less effective in garnering intelligence data, but Karzai must know what’s best for his country right?

    Well, at least it’s his country as long as the US Military is there. Once the coalition forces leave Karzai could quickly become a Taliban detainee….that doesn’t seem to turn out too well for their captives.

    Can someone explain to me once again what the plan for occupation and rebuilding this lovely stone age nation is?

  8. Old Trooper says:

    @1: I am in complete agreement.

    I guess the alternative would be to shoot the sumbiches instead of arresting them?? (No, I’m not condoning just shooting the sumbiches, but merely pointing out the absurdity of the Afghan demand and the logical conclusion to resolve the issue)

  9. FatCircles says:

    Civil rights and Islam aren’t compatible. The United States should have removed Kharzi years ago. Instead he’s festered into this seemingly uncontrollable and counter productive force we’ve put into power ourselves. It’s a shame our government hates our military this much that they allow him to continue on with life.