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Karzai warns that Kabul may view NATO as occupying force

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posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 06:14 PM

The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, warned that Kabul may view the NATO-led coalition as an occupying force, recalling the Afghan people’s experience in dealing with occupants, unless NATO stops killing civilians.

"NATO must learn that air strikes on Afghan homes are not allowed and that Afghan people have no tolerance for that anymore," Karzai told reporters at a news conference in Kabul. "If they don't stop air strikes on Afghan homes, their presence in Afghanistan will be considered as an occupying force and against the will of the Afghani people."

Karzai stressed that he had warned the NATO command after similar incidents “a hundred times” and that the situation must now change.

This "threat" was in response to the airstrike that killed 9 civilians last week.

Will Karzai actually do anything about this? Im not sure. It wasnt too long ago when an Afghan soldier killed 8 or 9 US troops. Im guessing the hate for NATO in Afghan military and civilians are at an all time high right now.

Edit - Another thread where NATO ticked off Karzai a few months ago

US forces "mistakenly" kill Afghan president's cousin
edit on 1-6-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)


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