Afghans reject US militia troop plan
Afghanistan, Kabul, December 25 / Trend corr. A. Hakimi/ US militia Plan lead the country to such a misery that no one will be able to overcome, says Afghan MP
Afghan government strongly denies the formation of militia troops. However, according to New York Times, some American and Afghan authorities are trying to arm the local people against Taliban.
Denying this strategy, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said, any military aid that aims to support the peace in Afghanistan should go through government's security sections.
Spokesman for ministry of interior Zemaray Bashari said: "The Afghan government, ministry of interior in particular does not have any idea of forming militias. With no doubt the cooperation of Afghan people with security forces is really crucial, but this cooperation must take place under the form of ANA or ANP. Ministry of interior does not support the idea of forming local militia. Forming militia is not the solution for Afghan government. We must strengthen the lawful security systems in the county so we can get good results."
Some American commanders proposed the formation of local semi-military troops to fight against the terrorists. Maidan Wardak province is said to be the leading province in this process.
According to New York Times, the US wants to practice in Afghanistan their experience of arming local militias they did in Iraq.
Mir Ahmad Joyenda, Kabul representative in Afghan parliament said: "Now, the tribal leaders do not have power in Afghanistan. The local commanders who were involved in 30 years of war in Afghanistan are the powerful ones. Arming them will, once again, lead the country to such a misery that no one will be able to overcome. Another important thing is that Afghanistan is not Iraq. In Iraq all the social organizations were active, but it is visa versa in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, there are no tribal leaders any more. There are commanders. And if, once more, they find the chance to have the gun in hand, they will do whatever they want".
The proposal for formation of militias is planned at such a time that every effort for stability and security in Afghanistan has failed for the past seven years.