Afghan MPs ‘out of patience’ after Kandahar massacre
Afghans “have run out of patience” with foreign troops, the country’s MPs have warned, after a US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians.
The strongly-worded resolution came as US officials issued an alert, fearing reprisals after the Kandahar rampage. Nine children were among those killed.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the act was “unforgivable” and Taliban militants have vowed revenge.
The soldier is being questioned. Nato has promised to deliver justice.
The killings could further fuel calls for a more rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
They come amid already high anti-US sentiment in Afghanistan following the burning of Korans at a Nato base in Kabul last month.
US officials have repeatedly apologised for that incident but they failed to quell a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops.
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The fragile relationship with the US after the burning of the Koran has been ruptured.
The USA is finished in Afghanistan, nothing less than an immediate and full withdrawal of American troops will be acceptable to the Afghani people.
Following this incident, I don’t believe any amount of Obama’s ‘sorrys’ will calm the situation.
Perhaps, the only possible solution is to hand the perpetrator over to the Afghanis for trial, and guaranteed execution, by the Afghani justice system. This crime cannot be dealt with/covered up by American military justice (Hah, there’s an oxymoron for you).
I can imagine that if this is not forthcoming, American troops will come in for an intense, swift and bloody retaliation.