Das kennt man ja noch gar nicht vom afghanischen „Präsidenten“: er fordert, dass ausländische Söldner das Land verlassen sollen. Damit meint er zwar nicht die zahlreichen Soldaten diverser Länder, die seine Existenz sichern, sondern deren private Hilfstruppen, insbesondere Amerikaner.
Die haben sich, wohl in Form von Outsourcing, anscheinend ziemlich breit und ziemlich unbeliebt gemacht, was man von der Blackwater-Nachfolgerin Xe ja nicht anders erwarten kann.
Recht deutlich soll er geworden sein, der gute Herr Karzai:
To help strengthen the Afghan government, the US and NATO should eliminate private security companies,” Karzai said, adding that their presence is „intolerable“ since they have created a security structure that undermines the police and the army.„Afghan or foreign companies, there are some 30,000 to 40,000 people in these security companies,“ he noted.„They have created security problems for us, whoever is working in these private security companies, they are not working for the benefit of Afghan national interests… If they really want to be at the service of Afghans, they should join the Afghan National Police,“ Karzai added.„Very urgently and seriously we want… the foreigners to stop creating private security companies,“ the Afghan president said, adding, „we cannot tolerate these companies, which are like a parallel structure with our forces. We cannot have police, army and — at the same time — another force as private security companies.“
Kabul has confirmed the presence of 52 foreign private security companies in Afghanistan, including the notorious US security firm Xe Services LLC — formerly known as Blackwater.Private security guards are operating in the country with absolutely no supervision by the Afghan government.Karzai had earlier accused foreign security contractors of operating like militias, saying that the firms are only worsening the security situation in Afghanistan.Most of the security contractors are believed to have close ties with Afghan warlords and have been accused of being partly responsible for the rise in civilian casualties in the country.In the June 4 edition of The Wall Street Journal, it was reported that Xe’s most recent government contract tasked the group with protecting CIA bases in Afghanistan.The report was confirmed at the end of June by Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta during a TV interview, the newspaper wrote.