Karzai Demands End to U.S. Military Operations, Air Strikes

As precondition to 2014 security pact

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President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that the U.S. must halt military operations and air strikes in Afghanistan as a precondition to a security deal keeping U.S. troops in the war-torn nation after 2014.

The demand comes shortly after an investigation into a joint Afghan-U.S. military operation north of Kabul that resulted in 12 civilian casualties, the Associated Press reports. Karzai attributed the deaths to U.S. air strikes, though the U.S. pointed the finger back at Afghanistan.

Karzai has yet to sign the deal on U.S. troops that he had agreed to tentatively last October. He also reiterated Sunday that the U.S. needs to initiate talks with the Taliban, which refuses to engage with Karzai or his government.

[AP]

145 comments
George Bell
George Bell

Isnt Osama Bin dead? Its time to bring our troops home ! They have been deployed since 1941 that's long enough

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

yes, as soon as your people stop running vbied's into the side of our FOB's and AP's.

Chris Amador
Chris Amador

Let's leave already. We've been there long enough.

Isyaku Ibrahim
Isyaku Ibrahim

Either Mr Karzai has been walking and working in his sleep for alL these years or has been hypnotized for this long. He seems to just woke up from a little over a decade long slumber, with his recent show of concern about the military activities of NATO and US in Afghanistan. Any leader who cannot see through a propaganda used before invasion by strong foreign forces is not worth his position. One cannot accept to be a puppet leader for almost a decade, and now realized the people are his people.

Adeel Ramzan
Adeel Ramzan

2,976 people died on 9/11 while 2,500,000 people died in wars justified by 9/11 shame on america

Zizi Ahmed
Zizi Ahmed

Well he was planted by them, most probably they want to finish him off now.

Maidan Kenya
Maidan Kenya

America's addiction to blood is sickening, they seem to find so much pleasure in blood shade and destruction. Obsession to warfare and morbid is not something to be proud of...

Ash Zee
Ash Zee

Of course he does and the rest of the world wants muzLIMBS to STOP the killing of innocent people! Fawk you karzai

Israr Yousafzai
Israr Yousafzai

u guys are just making an issue out of nothing. this shows how poor mentality u got. all he says was indiscriminate bombing which kills innocent Afghans.

Matthew Carr
Matthew Carr

This just in! Head of country doesn't like other head of country bombing the former's country! What a world we live in people, what a world!

Jon Cann
Jon Cann

As long as there is a Republican party the U.S. will be bombing Muslim countries.

Doug Doeright
Doug Doeright

Five minutes after we leave thatt rock pile the forth century zellots will be back in charge

Robert Holmer
Robert Holmer

Take out all the troops and bomb that country until there is nothing standing taller then 3 inches....

Ted Copeland
Ted Copeland

The US has lost it's respect and resolve

Ted Copeland
Ted Copeland

stop beating around the bush, WIN the war or leave

Kim Colerick
Kim Colerick

Lol. It's time to completely leave Mr Karzai to take control over his country by himself

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

Dear afghanistan can buy thuosend s of amireca.

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

Dear its your problem, afghanistan is from afghans not from talibans , every world know that wher is the home of talibans.

Isaiah Manuel Stebbins
Isaiah Manuel Stebbins

Your back-facing religion that cannot even guarantee basic Human rights and liberties will ensure that the entire middle east (Sunnis or Shi'a) will go no further than to lead in empty threats against Israel and the West. Good day.

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

With out any agreement they must leav !

Isaiah Manuel Stebbins
Isaiah Manuel Stebbins

Here's the thing though. "Terrorism" is like a cancer. Even if you cut out all the visible stuff, it'll come back eventually, given enough time. You can't remove it without removing everything else; which makes all of this into one big and sad stalemate that nobody wins even if we do stay or go.

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

With out any agrement they must leav !

Andrew Newton
Andrew Newton

So what about other nations that are bombing his country?

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

Dont think abuot that mistake its so heavey it will break yours !!!

John Ellis
John Ellis

maybe if the aphganies would stop blowing everything and everyone up, ppl wouldnt want to blow them up! i wouldnt give that country a water pistol!

Eve Amber Goodmon
Eve Amber Goodmon

I think its a great idea, but why does he keep on taking our money and not taking care of his own terrorism? He wants the cake and eat it too

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

They must stop killing afghans !!

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

Read the history and it will repeat.

Sophia Fuller
Sophia Fuller

Please help stop the massacre of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.. Voice out for the 250 dolphins that have been recently captured by the fishermen in Taiji and whose fate is yet to be decided.. They might be slaughtered anytime.. Help save the lives of these innocent ones.. The baby albino has been ripped apart from her mother and sent to the museum.. Help free the dolphins.. THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING TAIJI.. BE THEIR VOICE.. With media coverage, the senseless and horrific slaughter of the dolphins will not take place.. Please help free the dolphins.

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

AFGANs kill each other but all world know that afghans are one hand againts there enimes.

Raja Sajad
Raja Sajad

what r ur troops doing in Afghanistan,leave AFN they attack ur army at their own soil not ur

M.n. Shams
M.n. Shams

One day the great AFGHANISTAN will lead.