Afghans oppose permanent US bases
AFGHANISTAN: Afghan religious and political figures have voiced
strong opposition to US plans to set up long-term or permanent military
bases in the war-torn country, Press TV reports.
At a conference in Kabul, Afghan figures rejected Washington’s
decision to set up permanent bases in Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai earlier confirmed that the White House
has demanded the establishment of permanent military bases on Afghan
soil to occupy the war-torn country beyond the 2014 deadline.
He said the future of permanent US bases depended on the Afghans and
the concerns of the neighboring countries.
This comes as Washington has failed to achieve its goals after 10
year of war in Afghanistan, many parts of the country still remain
insecure despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led foreign forces in
the war-torn Asian nation.
Experts believe Washington’s new strategy of establishing long-term
military bases will only serve to raise anti-US sentiment among Afghans
and neighboring countries.
Afghan people are against the plan, dismissing it as a ploy for
indefinite neo-colonial occupation. Press TV