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Afghan Militia Leaders, Empowered by U.S. to Fight Taliban, Inspire Fear in Villages

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New York Times, 17 March 2015

The pros-and-cons discussion about the so-called ‘uprising militais’ continues: A case study from Ghazni, featuring statements by local villagers like:

“We are shivering with fear.”

“For God’s sake, take these people away from us. We cannot stand their brutality.”

“These uprisers, they are like roundworms in your stomach. They are eating everything.”

And from  a militia commander, on the American Special Forces: “Whatever they wanted me to do, I would do for them,” he said. “If they tell me to kill someone, I will kill them.”