Afgan National Army graduation
March 31st, 2011
01:22 PM ET

Afgan National Army graduation

Afghan National Army officers march through colored smoke during a graduation ceremony in Kabul.

Afghanistan's police and army are due to take control of security in the some areas from July and across Afghanistan by 2014.

Read more on the July handover
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  1. Safiullah Rauf

    I know where kardan is and all Pakistani stupids teach there to feed their mother and sisters, pakistani will even sell their mom for money. We are proud of our ANA and we want death to Pakistan and Iran for Sure.

    April 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dindy

    Mouth breather ..very true. Some Pakistan people are so worried about Afghanistan than AFGHANS THEM SELVES DO.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Nav

    I am from Afghanistan and I know our Army. From their defense minster to a simple solider are all thieves.
    They trained a troop of thieves.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Nav – you are right as the army was first trained by other thieves, the Americans.

      April 1, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
      • BANGASH

        MY friend Salerno I tried best to support your views with some facts which CNN probably cannot afford to post here. No problem we will try again and again.

        April 1, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Bangash- did they not let you post links ? Please try again.

        April 1, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
      • jazzcat

        Yep...because the Americans are stealing much from Afghanistan. Like...well...uh...let's see....heck, I can't think of anything.

        BTW, salerno, using two different accounts to show 'support' for your drivel is beyond pathetic.

        April 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The americans are stealing the land in Afghanistan, to put their basis. They are stealing the jobs, the truth,, the peace, may be in the future they will steal even somehing else.

        April 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      Nav, i confidently can say you are not from Afghanistan because you are a stupid PakistanišŸ˜‰

      I am Afghan and i am proud of our ANA, places where ANA toke responsibility never had a single violence.
      The faster our ANA take control of our regions the better !

      The best thing is, we should close Pakistan and Iran border as soon as possible to stop all terrorists. that's the main point.
      People like you " Nav " should not be allowed to enter Afghanistan and that's the main mission of our ANA.

      God Bless ANA of Afghanistan.

      April 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nav

        Rez Afghan!
        How do you know that you confidently say that I am not an Afghan?
        I am currently a a lecturer at Kardan University in Kabul City.
        To be honest, our ANA are the worst troop in the world. Becuase are not hot honest and and always they look to the pocket of others.

        April 2, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Shiva Brahma HINDU

    So......you do NOT want them to take care of their own homeland? You WANT them to NOT be competent and brave in parotecting their homes?

    You are not brave and competent enough to simply SAY WHAT YOU REALLY MEAN rather than hiding behind sloppy (code) writing and generally posting garbled messes.

    I would think they deserve at least some minimal kind of support for their efforts to step up.

    March 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shiva Brahma HINDU

      Apologies. This post was meant as a reply to a troll but I made a boo-boo.
      You can probably figure out to whom it was intended.

      March 31, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mouth Breather

      We all know that WHATEVER they do in Afghanistan you will be the official malcontent. The professional unhappy one, wallowing in misery and woes. Never liking ANY decision or direction taken by ANY one.

      Whine, carp, pout, criticize, back-stab, undermine and anything else negative you can come with EVEN IF YOU GOT YOUR WAY, TOTALLY. You'd still complain and criticize.

      Get a life............

      March 31, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Your worst nightmare

        It does not answer legitimate questions which we and it KNOW are true. Whining and criticism are simply its hobby.

        March 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your worst nightmare

      When you get thrown into solitary confinement I hope they serve HAM sandwiches or PORK roast. Deep fried food fried in LARD. HAM hocks. PIG's feet.

      March 31, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shiva Brahma HINDU

    You need help........twisting even relatively GOOD NEWS into a whining, pouting diatribe.

    If someone GAVE you a million dollars you'd still find something to whine about because you are so miserable anyway.

    March 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shiva Brahma HINDU

      I had a perfect riposte but why bother.

      March 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BANGASH

    Probably main idea behind adding to the strength of Afghan national Army is to put maximum Afghans against Afghans in war on terror and decrease American casualties in Afghanistan

    March 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shiva Brahma HINDU

      Try this on for size: How about making the Afghans self sufficient, and be glad they are making progress, so that US forces can leave.

      Which is what everyone wants, isn't it?

      It's not really necessary to twist and pervert every piece and scrap of news into an anti American rant, you know.

      March 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Controlling a country paying the military to kill his citizens is a typical US policy. They thrive supporting dictatiorships and civil wars. Look at Iraq. They want to have a permanent military bases in Afghanistan anyway, like in Iraq.

        March 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shiva Brahma HINDU

        OK, we have posters here who have very limited bandwidth for their responses.

        The rule they have decided to live by:
        NO MATTER WHAT THE NEWS, they MUST twist it into an anti American rant even when it is unreasonable, unnecessary and inappropriate.

        And in case it has not been noticed, this particular news item is a recognition of the GOOD NEWS that Afghanistan is graduating its OWN police forces. And this is bad news because......?

        Wait.....wait.....here comes the twist.........

        March 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is not Afghan own police. They rappresents PART of the Afghan people in a civil war.

        March 31, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shiva Brahma HINDU

        So, yeah, OK, but isn't that a decent start? Something to be, for a change, POSITIVE about?

        March 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I see more negative than positive if the US will remain in the country. Even the Nazi allowed the Petain government in France.

        March 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shiva Brahma HINDU

        Other than the fact you are a NAZI sympathizer and deserter which invalidates your entire POV, the US will be all the way out when the Afghan police and Army become self sufficient. What's wrong with that? Are they not allowed to start somewhere, somehow?

        It wont happen by fiat.

        March 31, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        You wrong- My family fought against the Nazi and now for the same reason I am against the new Nazi, the americans, as they always attacking other countries killing civilians. They will remain in Afghanistan as they need a base like in Iraq.

        April 1, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
      • BANGASH

        USA will never form a stable Afghan Army as they have not come to make Afghanistan a stable state. Shiva 10 years are sufficient for formation of any Army any where in the world but in Afghanistan it has taken longer as USA knew that in case of stability Afghans may ask them to leave. So you all are being made stupid and your hard earned money is misused in aggressive designs. You see Nav, he is an Afghan Teacher in Kabul and he is an eyewitness and speaking the truth.

        April 3, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy

        Good post SHIVA

        April 5, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Shiva Brahma HINDU

    May they be brave and competent to safeguard their homeland.

    March 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shiva Brahma HINDU

      So......you do NOT want them to take care of their own homeland? You WANT them to NOT be competent and brave in parotecting their homes?

      You are not brave and competent enough to simply SAY WHAT YOU REALLY MEAN rather than hiding behind sloppy (code) writing and generally posting garbled messes.

      I would think they deserve at least some minimal kind of support for their efforts to step up.

      March 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mouth Breather

        OK. You DO NOT want the Afghans to take care of themselves. You WANT taliban to take over and kill and murder. You WANT the NATO/western forces to stay so you have something to complain about.

        The post above says it all.
        Whine, carp, pout, criticize, back-stab, undermine and anything else negative you can come with EVEN IF YOU GOT YOUR WAY, TOTALLY. You'd still complain and criticize.

        What a guy!

        March 31, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |