The United States military is investigating allegations by the Afghan government that there are U.S. Special Forces units killing and torturing Afghan citizens.
On Sunday, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai said U.S. Special forces teams stationed in Wardak province "engage in harassing, annoying, torturing and even murdering innocent people.”
CNN reported that the Afghan National Security Council has demanded that all U.S. Special Forces operations get out of Wardak province where these incidents have allegedly taken place. The ANSC has apparently set a two-week time limit on the withdrawal.
From all accounts this allegation is just that; even the office of Pres. Karzai, whose own brother is a known drug lord in the country, could not, or would not, identify the origin of the allegations.
In a country where blood feuds and tribal unrest are “business as usual’, it’s highly likely the allegations were just that and levied by a tribal elder who, himself, has "harassed, murdered and tortured" private citizens.
The U.S. government has declined to comment until an investigation is complete.
Examiner's Note: The U.S. has slowly been shifting to special ops teams in Afghanistan. If the Afghan government is ordering them out, should U.S. forces leave the country before 2014? Do the Afghans only want the U.S. Agribusiness soldiers to hang around to show them how to plant and manage their crops and for medical teams to stay to treat their sick and injured?
Examiner's Note: No reported U.S. troop losses since Jan. 16, 2013!
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