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31 Jul, 2010 02:28

Occupying forces stoke anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan – US marine

Afghan civilians are growing ever more discontent from seeing US and coalition forces throughout their country, thinks former US marine Jake Diliberto.

“Anti-American sentiment grows because the population does not feel safe. They do not feel as protected as the counter-insurgency campaign thinks it can provide,” Diliberto said.

With strong street rioting gripping Afghanistan's capital Kabul – a city widely thought of as the safest place in the country – even worse situations takes place in distant provinces, claims Diliberto.

Kabul is supposed to be one of the safest places in all of Afghanistan. And if Kabul is in upheavals, you can surely bet that the rest of Afghanistan is ten times worse than that,” said Diliberto.