As with SE Asia and the Vietnam War of 10 years the supply routes for Opium from that region were fixed.....from Myanmar and so forth, so this is a practical example where the Pentagon/CIA don't need to be in the scene to ensure supply of drugs to the world, and the proceeds laundered in Wall Street.
As with South America it has been shown that the Pentagon/CIA don't have to be in these countries to ensure supply of drugs to the world, and the proceeds laundered in Wall Street.
Karzai is anxious about his second and last term as Major of Kabul, oh sorry President of Pakistan. For him and his political survival he wants to show that he can run the country, well before ALL foreign troops leave his country. From his perspective this is pragmatic and practical. Despite the American security detail, and persistent rumors that he cried childlike in front of berating British officials, he is truly the Afghan peoples man.
An essential interim step along that paths requires that the USA troops mainly, cease village ops.....in their fake effort to find "al-CIA-duh" and the Taliban....which after all is managed by the ISI for the CIA....to give the image that there is in fact a war going on.....when in fact all the USA/UK soldiers are doing is harvesting Afghan Opium for Wall Street and the The City.
The Question is do the departing America, in good faith want a viable Afghan national unity government that has a chance? Or will the ghastly ISI/CIA run Taliban be allowed back into power?
Foreign forces must leave Afghan villages: Karzai
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on US and NATO troops to immediately leave the country, saying security transition to local forces should take place as soon as possible, Press TV reports.
"We are working to make this transition of security happen sooner. We want all the foreign forces to come out of the villages and go to their bases so the Afghan forces can carry out the security," said Karzai during a Saturday conference on Afghan foreign policy strategy in Kabul.
"I'm completely sure that the withdrawal of international forces in 2014 will give us more opportunity to provide more security,” he added.
The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still plagued with insecurity.
Foreign forces are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and hand over responsibility for the country’s security to the Afghan government. The US intends to maintain some forces in Afghanistan for “training and counter-terrorism operations.
"From our vision, the fight against terrorism is not in Afghanistan …That is why we do not want military operations in our villages, in our houses," the Afghan president said.
"We are the owners of this country. We should really show that we are the owners of this country,” Karzai added.