US Afghan Strategic Pact (Karzai & Obama)A large gathering was organized in capital Kabul by the national unity front of Afghanistan to oppose with the presence of US troops and military bases in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

The gathering attended by members of the political group, religious clerics, tribal elders and university students, insisted that the presence of US military beyond 2014 is not in the interest of Afghanistan.

This comes as a national grand council (Loya Jirga) is expected to be organized within the next few days to debate the bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington, which will decide regarding the presence of US military in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Members of the national unity front criticized the government of Afghanistan for organizing the national grand council and accused the government for paving the way for the presence of US military in Afghanistan.

Wahid Muzhda, spokesman for the national unity front of Afghanistan said the bilateral security agreement will only pave the way for the presence of US military in Afghanistan which paves the way for CIA and drone operations against the regional nations.

Mr. Muzhda further added that the Afghan people will not achieve anything from security deal with Washington, and will adversely affect the foreign relations of Afghanistan with the regional countries despite the pact will result in continued war and insurgency in the country.

He also warned the participants of the national grand council and said that those who votes for the security deal will be considered as national traitors and their names will remain in the history.

This is not the first time the national unity front of Afghanistan has expressed it’s opposition with the Afghan-US security deal. The political group in the past has also urged the government of Afghanistan not to sign a deal with Washington.

However, political analysts and leaders who support the security deal believe that the pact will ensure long term peace and stability in Afghanistan and will help Afghanistan’s economic growth and will prevent regional nations interference in the country.