Afghan President Hamid Karzai has chosen Pakistan over the U.S.
Now he has chosen Iran over the U.S.
According to news reports, Iran and Afghanistan signed an agreement to “promote peace, stability, and security in Afghanistan as well as the entire region.” Additionally, “The MOU calls for promotion of training programs in the fields of logistics, techniques and engineering.”
Apparently, NTM-A could have saved a bunch of money by just outsourcing their mission to the Iranians years ago.
The Xinhua News Agency continues, “Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Tuesday his country is ready to offer assistance to Afghanistan in its efforts to establish a more sophisticated military force.”
Can’t wait to see how that works out for them.
Not only are we building our ability to strike Iran from Afghanistan, we are training up the opposing force: “Vahidi said the commission should assume an effective role in expanding mutual defense ties and reinforce the capabilities of Afghan defense forces, according to the report.”
All the news isn’t bleak as the reports end with something mutually agreeable: “. . . the Islamic republic is against any treaty that would enable the U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan.”