The Guardian reports, "US forces left behind piles of equipment, an unpaid rent bill and a festering land dispute that threatens to undermine the Afghan government when they moved out of a volatile corner of eastern Kunar province this year, local officials and their former landlords say." I'm going to have to agree with the Afghans on this one. If America wants to get out of the "War" with Afghanistan, they'd better start treating their people with at least the smallest respect. Unpaid rent? That's just silly! Leaving a mess? What are we, a bunch of spoiled brats?
Afghan boys play on the remains of an old Soviet tank in the eastern city of Jalalabad. US troops have been accused of leaving behind their own load of crap, too.
"The only clue that a base that dominated Pashengar village for years had been abandoned for good was the midnight rumble of a convoy of trucks. In the morning, locals found guards gone, buildings blown up and, scattered around what had been a forbidding military encampment, piles of detritus from years of western living in a remote, mountainous valley."
Pay the rent, b*tch!
"They stayed six years and only paid rent for one year," said Haji Najibullah Khan, who grew up in the Pashengar house that became a US base.