Occupation related violence harms innocent men, women, children and infants. Civilians always suffer most. Washington prioritizes conquest, colonization, plunder and dominance. War without end rages. Human needs go begging.
Displaced Afghans lack virtually everything necessary to survive. Included are proper housing, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, education, employment, enough income, and sufficient food to avoid starvation.
America and Afghanistan's puppet government don't help. Karzai is a pathetic stooge. He's a caricature of a leader. He wasn't elected. He was installed. He's a former CIA asset/UNOCAL Oil consultant.
He's little more than Kabul's mayor. He's despised. He wouldn't last five minutes unprotected anywhere.
Afghanistan is the world's leading opium producer. During the 1990s, Taliban officials largely eradicated it. Washington reintroduced it.
Crime bosses and CIA profit hugely. So do major banks. Money laundering is a major profit center. An estimated $1.5 trillion is laundered annually. Around $500 billion reflects elicit drug money.
Obama lied about ending combat operations by 2014. America came to stay. Permanent occupation is planned. Washington's empire of bases reflect it.
During WW II, Brits complained that Americans were "overpaid, overfed, oversexed, and over here." They virtually everywhere now. Planet earth is Washington occupied territory. Bases vary in size.
They include large main operating bases to medium and smaller-sized ones. Covert ones supplement them. US Special Forces operate in over 120 countries. CIA elements are everywhere.
National sovereignty rights are violated. America's malevolent agenda is hostile. Public land is expropriated.
Toxic pollution, environmental damage, intolerable noise, violence, occupation related criminality, and unaccountability reflect Washington's presence.
It's hugely destructive. Afghanistan's dystopian hell reflects it. Status of forces (SOFA) agreements establish a framework under which US forces operate abroad.
They provide an illusion of legitimacy. Nations are pressured and bullied to accept what harms their national interest.
In his book, "The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic," Chalmers Johnson explained SOFAs as follows:
"America's foreign military enclaves, though structurally, legally, and conceptually different from colonies, are themselves something like microcolonies in that they are completely beyond the jurisdiction of the occupied nation."
"The US virtually always negotiates a 'status of forces agreement' (SOFA) with the ostensibly independent 'host' nation."