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03-15-12-fox-The United States encountered mounting
challenges to its presence in Afghanistan Thursday, as Afghan President
Hamid Karzai urged the U.S. to pull back to military bases and the
Taliban announced they were suspending tentative peace talks.

The developments come after two incidents
strained relations between the two countries -- the inadvertent burning
of Korans on a U.S. base, and most recently a shooting spree that left
16 Afghan civilians dead. Afghan lawmakers expressed outrage after the
U.S. soldier suspected in that massacre was flown out of the country to
Kuwait.
By Thursday, both Karzai and the Taliban
were lashing out at American negotiators, all while Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta was visiting the country.

Karzai, in a meeting with Panetta, asked the
U.S. to withdraw from Afghan villages and stay on bases, saying,
"Afghan security forces have the ability to keep the security in rural
areas and in villages on their own."

He also urged the U.S. to let Afghan forces take the lead for countrywide security in 2013, a year ahead of schedule.



Shortly afterward, the Taliban announced
they were breaking away from talks with the U.S. because the U.S.
"turned back on its promises." One concession the Taliban were looking
to extract out of peace talks was the release of prisoners from
Guantanamo Bay.

The statement said the Taliban would suspend
talks "until the Americans clarify their stance on the issues concerned
and until they show willingness in carrying out their promises instead
of wasting time."

The Karzai statement, though, could be more
problematic. Karzai told Panetta that the weekend shootings in southern
Afghanistan were cruel and that everything must be done to prevent any
such incidents in the future. He said that was the reason he was
demanding the pullout from rural areas and early transfer of security.

Currently, U.S. and NATO forces are scheduled to mostly withdraw combat forces by the end of 2014.



Panetta meanwhile shrugged off a potentially
lethal attack on a coalition base in Afghanistan as his plane was about
to land, insisting he was not the target.

"I have absolutely no reason to believe that this was directed at me," Panetta said after meeting Karzai.



Panetta said he was flying into a war area, and therefore "we're going to get these kind of incidents."



An Afghan man carrying gasoline and a
lighter drove a stolen truck onto the tarmac at Camp Bastion in Helmand
as Panetta's plane came in to land Wednesday. After crashing into a
ditch, he lit himself on fire.

The attacker, identified by the Wall Street
Journal as a contract interpreter, was taken to a military hospital with
burns over most of his body and died Thursday.

A British serviceman was injured in the
incident, with the attacker then driving toward a group of U.S. Marines,
who gathered to greet Panetta on the runway ramp.

"My personal opinion is yes, he had an
attempt to harm," U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the
day-to-day military commander in Afghanistan, said. "I think, frankly,
he tried to hit the people on the ramp."

About 1,000 Afghans took to the streets
Thursday to protest the mass killing of 16 civilians and the earlier
unintentional burning of Korans by U.S. soldiers, police said.

The protesters were demanding a public trial
for the shooter, identified as a 38-year-old U.S. Army sergeant who has
since been flown out of Afghanistan.

Army sources told Fox News said he was in Kuwait.
Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby said the decision to remove him was
made because there was no appropriate detention facility inside the
country.
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  • I read this on CNN this morning.
    How about we just pull the fuck out and come home?

    And I mean right fucking now.

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  • the Karzai government is corrupt as hell and we should leave. Nothing good is going to come out of a islamic form of government anyway.

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  • The more we pander to these pukes, the worse the situation becomes.

    Karza is a two-faced, spineless, joke who needs thrown out.

    The only thing these idiots understand is brute force and brutality.
    Anything else is just a waste of time and money.

    They don't appear ready to join the civilized world anytime soon.

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  • Send in the drones

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  • Nothing new here...Karzai is known for going off the deep end then pulling back. In 2009 Gen. Stanley McChrystal executed a similar order when he limited night time assaults to protect the " Hearts and minds of the Afghan people"...I'm a bit tired of the fucking PC in the military. There's NO place for PC in war....either you're all in or don't bother.

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    • @Gulf Flyer
      Indeed Sir. Once a few villages are bombed people wont be so fuckin keen to fuck about with with the West. I think we have did all we can to be honest. In Iraq after our tour we all felt we accomplished fuck all squared. We where just bullet magnets for the JAM. The hierarchy where so fuckin paranoid about engaging the enemy within Basra in case any civvies where killed. Pfffft as far as boots on the ground where concerned if you ran with the lions then you where fair game :)

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  • who cares what that muppet wants. isnt he supposed to do what washington tells him anyway?

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  • I'm guessing that days after US troop withdrawal the Taliban will set up shop as if we were never even there. Can someone tell me what we accomplished in Afghanistan? I mean other than transferring a massive amount of wealth from US taxpayers to the shadow elite of the military industrial complex.

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  • yes obama, get out of these middle east country and take every western soldier with you. and let those bastards rot overthere. they want no peace. dont you see, the islam is a religion of morons and troublemakers

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  • US never holds its promises, therfore her so calld friends always get cold feet. And they loos against some peasents in the porest country in the world. Besides, this talking with the taliban, its another exemple of US planes, taliban is not even 10% of the mujahedeen, why not talk to sombody else? Some who are Afghan in core fore instance.

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  • my problem with this is that those fucking taliban kill so many children and civilians with their bombs and cut their heads off with their knives. we have one dude go nuts and this is the thanks we get....man fuck these people fuck karazi... fucking morons.

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  • have fun with Talib then Karzai

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  • I say we give Karzai what he wants, lets withdraw leaving him to bum the Taliban and goats alike. NATO can sytematically strike any enemies within Afghan if it feels the need. Whether that be villages or training camps, let it be known that if you fuck around and train mozzies to bomb the west that your fucking whole family will be bombed of the face of the planet by a very willing B-1 Lancer or even a nice big B-52 and the term Collateral Damage stuck to their foreheads.
    Think of it as 'you s More..

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  • Fuck them all. Just let them go back to their tribal battles.

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  • Yea, Karzai wants USA money and security for his own purposes, but he doesn't waste an opportunity to take pot shots at the US when things go wrong, nor does he appreciate the sacrifices that we've endured. I say we leave now. He'll be dead by tomorrow, ungrateful prick.

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  • Karzai can go fuck my mother.

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  • fuck islam
    fuck moslim sympathisers.
    why d mozz scum insist on killing those who don't believe in their version of Gd as one Gd, yet the krap coran always quotes Gd as 'We'.
    fuck this shit.

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  • FUCK EM! Karzai IS A BACKSTABBING SLIME

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  • FUCK EM! Karzai IS A BACKSTABBING SLIME

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  • FUCK EM! Karzai IS A BACKSTABBING SLIME

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  • fox news bleh. no thanks

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  • Ironic that the U.S. installed puppet heroin peddler is getting uppity towards his masters.

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith You might want to get your facts straight and put the Kool-Aid down. The Afghan people amongst themselves allowed the corrupt vote to occur. I happened to be in RC-East during the 2009 elections...a little first-hand knowledge helps Skippy.

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    • @Gulf Flyer
      I was a USMC UH1N crewchief likely when you were rolling around on your bigwheel gnawing on a fudgesicle.
      Some wars are justified, what you are stuck in over there now is a pointless clusterfuck and you don't have a fucking clue why you are there. I certainly appreciate your support for your immediate unit members but beyond that you will not get a grip on your time there until you have grown older and had much time to contemplate the situation you are now in. You are being used. I More..

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    • @ValleyBlacksmith Lets clear some things up. I’m seeing this war from the cockpit of my CH47 and you’re seeing it from a television.
      If you think for a second you can judge the mission statement from what you read and hear you're dead wrong. My reply was to your original statement "Ironic that the U.S. installed puppet heroin peddler is getting uppity towards his masters"
      I stated FACT...the U.S. did NOT put this shit for brains president in place the Afghan people did.
      And if you' More..

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    • @Gulf Flyer
      Karzai IS the world's heroin Kingpin. He IS an installed U.S. puppet. Nobody wants the U.S. to remain there, not the American people, not the Afghanis, not the rest of the world.
      So you just keep playing with your cyclic stick there, Captain Fabulous, and the rest of us will go on with life in reality.

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    • @Gulf Flyer
      Answer for the world one simple question, and being an intelligent man do it in as few words as possible. Here is the question~ WHY IS THE U.S. IN AFGHANISTAN?
      Ball's in your court, sport.

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