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Can we trust Afghans?
THE number of coalition troops killed by Afghans wearing Afghan police or military uniform is increasing, with more than 50 this year up to now.
These Afghans have been trained by mainly British troops, kitted out and armed, and they work alongside our troops and share duties.
Those on duty with these “security forces” must feel some unease. The coalition forces are to be reduced during the next few years and will withdraw, leaving a few advisory positions.
The weak puppet Government of Afghanistan will have the coalition trained “security forces” to maintain law and order.
The Taliban are still capable in many ways of attacking the occupying forces as and when they wish.
The likelihood is for this country to return to the situation previous to the 2001 invasion by United Nations troops.
If not, an unforeseen outcome is probable where today the efforts of western powers to change regimes has created an atmosphere where riots against embassies and others take place, whenever a religion is thought to have been mocked.
J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.