AFGHANISTAN ANALYSIS WARNS OF TALIBAN RISE ONCE TROOPS PULL OUT – U.S officials who are familiar with a recent classified assessment of Afghanistan state that the Taliban could be capable of launching serious strikes within month of troops being withdrawn next year.
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It was just a few days ago that David Cameron announced ‘Mission Accomplished’ and that Afghanistan would be a stable state once all British and Coalition troops are pulled out by the end of 2014.
Despite Mr. Cameron’s highly charged speech it was of course nothing but flowery rhetoric wrapped tightly in a lie. The evidence speaks for itself and when the Taliban continue to murder Afghanistan nationals, British and American Troop, plus managed to produce twice as much heroin as the year before it’s obvious Mr. Cameron really doesn’t know what’s going on.
Another clear issue here is that Mr. Cameron has either not talked or listened to his counterpart for Barrack Obama certainly has information to the contrary that Afghanistan is a ‘Mission Accomplished’.
The chief allied commander in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., has now advised the President that pulling out of Afghanistan would almost certainly see a rise in Taliban violence and within just a few short months.
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., is now advising the President to keep at least 8,000 U.S troops in Afghanistan with a further 4,000 troops being provided by coalition partners; that being the UK and other NATO countries involved.
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., went on to state that he was very pessimistic about the future; in fact more pessimistic than ever before.
Is Mr. Cameron delusional or simply attempting to pull the wool over the eyes of the electorate; after all Britain is less than 15 months away from a General Election and he desperately needs something positive on his CV to talk about?
Certainly Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., assessment of the situation will once again create sharp debate within President Obama’s administration and cause further embarrassment for Mr. Cameron.
As yet the Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign an agreement that both sides negotiated that would autorise continued troop presence since signing would be seen by many Afghans as an embarrassing compromise of sovereignty.
With the recent strikes against the U.S Embassy compound in Kabul over Christmas it remains clear that the Taliban remain armed and willing to do whatever it takes to reclaim power; and some assess this will be even easier if all troops are withdrawn.