Friday, November 22, 2013
Afghan leaders discuss granting immunity to US troops (VIDEO)
If Afghanistan gives US troops immunity from murder, the USA will stay there for at least another 10 years (VIDEO)
If Afghanistan gives US troops immunity from murder, Afghanistan could become the 51st State (VIDEO)
Political leaders and tribal elders are meeting in Kabul this week to discuss the future of the US military in Afghanistan.
The group must decide whether or not to grant immunity to US troops beyond 2014. Without such an agreement, the US has threatened to pull all of its forces out of the country, leaving the Afghan military to deal with Taliban insurgents by themselves.
President Hamid Karzai urged the group of leaders to support the deal, but has said he will leave the signing of it to his successor, who will be elected next April.
The current draft agreement, worked out by Karzai and US Secretary of State John Kerry, would grant immunity for at least another decade.
RT's Meghan Lopez talks to retired Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski about the importance of any immunity deal between the US and Afghanistan.