“The Bases Are Bagram Air FieldNear Kabul, Kandahar Air Field AndBases In Kabul, Jalalabad, Mazar-E-Sharif, Gardez, Helmand Province,Shindand And Heart”
“Those Are Among The Largest BasesNow Housing U.S. And Other ForeignMilitary Forces”
May 9, 2013 By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times [Excerpts]KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States has requested the use of nine large militarybases in Afghanistan after international forces complete their combat mission here at theend of next year, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.
[So, since the “combat mission” will be completed “at the end of next year,”which of three following will apply, according to this drooling idiocy?: A) The U.S.military bases will be defended from Taliban attack by non-combat combat forces.B) The bases will be defended from Taliban attack by combat non-combat forces.C) The bases will not be defended from Taliban attack at all. U.S. militarypersonnel will be issued suicide pills to be taken in the event of attack. Deathbefore dishonor. T]
In the first public disclosure of the number of bases under discussion in security talksbetween the U.S. and Afghanistan, Karzai indicated that he would agree to the U.S.request. But he said Washington must provide unspecified “security and economic”guarantees in return.“If these conditions are met, we are ready to sign the contract with the United States,”Karzai said in a speech at Kabul University, referring to the bilateral securityarrangement now under negotiation.He added: “Our conditions are to bring security in Afghanistan, strengthen Afghanistan’ssecurity forces, provide concrete economic support and to have a strong and positivegovernment.’’Since Nov. 15, American and Afghan negotiators have been hammering out post-2014security arrangements. The U.S. request for nine bases was included in the most recent U.S. draft proposal,presented last month, Aimal Faizy, Karzai’s spokesman, said in a telephone interview Thursday.