‘US forces losing in Afghanistan’

An American antiwar activist says the US military forces are losing the war in Afghanistan, so they are looking for “new tactics” to back the Afghan government, which he claims, has been Washington’s puppet in the region since the occupation of the Asian country.

“The United States is preparing to draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan because the occupation of Afghanistan is losing, and they are looking for new tactics to try to maintain their puppet government there,” said Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Committee.

Iosbaker accused the Afghan government of corruption and emphasized that “corruption is also endemic in all military operations that the United States is involved in.”

The Afghan government blames the US for part of the problems in the country arguing that the US-led forces have already caused, since the 2001 occupation of Afghanistan, instability there.

Earlier in the month, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said, “On the security front the entire NATO exercise was one that caused Afghanistan a lot of suffering, a lot of loss of life, and no gains because the country is not secure.”

The US military plans to remove more than 40,000 troops from Afghanistan and the closure of dozens of bases over the next year. President Barack Obama has not yet decided how many troops, if any, will be kept in the country after the US withdrawal deadline ends by the end of 2014.

Obama is s waiting for the Afghan government to approve a security agreement with the United States, but even under the Pentagon’s most optimistic scenarios, the remaining US forces in Afghanistan would be clustered in just four or five bases.

AHT/ARA

Source: Press TV