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NATO issues directive restricting night raids
Stars and Stripes ^ | February 25, 2010 | Stars and Stripes

Posted on 02/24/2010 11:11:21 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

A new directive, confirmed Wednesday by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, aims to limit nighttime raids on Afghan civilians. It was prompted by a storm of complaints from Afghans who were enraged over foreign soldiers bursting into their homes. "We didn't understand what a cultural line it was," McChrystal said during a luncheon with a group of young Afghans involved in a leadership program.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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We (the US Military) own the night. It is our objective to win.

Unfortunately, McChrystal has forgotten what he has learned.

It's on him and Obama.

1 posted on 02/24/2010 11:11:21 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum

More rules of engagement to deal with.

Ping.


2 posted on 02/24/2010 11:12:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: myknowledge; Army Air Corps; sonofstrangelove

Heads up.

Just not at night.


3 posted on 02/24/2010 11:15:56 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Note to islamic terrorists operating throughout Afghanistan:

Conduct your operations at night, as the stupid bastards in charge of the US and NATO forces will not bother you then.

That is all.

4 posted on 02/24/2010 11:18:10 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

So the Afghan civilians are enraged only because it’s foreign soldiers who burst into their homes at night? [And BTW, if it were Louisiana instead of Afghanistan, the homeowners would have the law on their side if they shot first.] Does that mean that they won’t be so pissed off if it’s Afghan soldiers who kick down the door?

Is this the whole article? Seems kinda weird. You’d think the Afghan civilians would be bitching about the predator drone bombings too.

Is there a better link?


5 posted on 02/24/2010 11:27:46 PM PST by kittykat77
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To: Jet Jaguar

“McChrystal has forgotten”

A short reminder:

“SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

(a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”


6 posted on 02/24/2010 11:28:38 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"We didn't understand what a cultural line it was," McChrystal said...

Hey General - your refusal to bow to Islam is even more of a cultural violation - so how are you going to make it up to the outraged Muslims and angry liberals who can't believe that you don't have enough shame to bow to Allah?

7 posted on 02/24/2010 11:29:00 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: kittykat77

Currently there is not a better link.

The words I posted are there on the front page of S&S. But, if you hit the link, it takes you to an unrelated article.


8 posted on 02/24/2010 11:33:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: kittykat77
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/25/world/AP-AS-Afghanistan.html

The NYT article is jacked up as well. NATO Issues Directive Restricting Night Raids New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎

9 posted on 02/24/2010 11:36:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Sounds like bait to me. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be the one trying to take advantage.

Cheers:’)

Easy does it.

10 posted on 02/24/2010 11:48:52 PM PST by eazdzit (Vote for REAL CHANGE. Vote all incumbents out of the Senate. Palin 2012.)
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To: Prole

What if the Germans had complained about Americans shooting at them? This insanity has got to stop.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 12:25:09 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: Jet Jaguar

Note to Enemies: Due to budget constraints our new war hours are as follows: M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


12 posted on 02/25/2010 1:25:29 AM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: kittykat77
Does that mean that they won’t be so pissed off if it’s Afghan soldiers who kick down the door?

I think thats exactly the point he's trying to make without saying it.

13 posted on 02/25/2010 1:35:50 AM PST by world weary
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why don’t we just issue paintball guns and be done with it!!! If we are going to fight the enemy on their terms then we lose!


14 posted on 02/25/2010 2:26:20 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I think McChrystal has been sniffing the poppies to much.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 2:42:55 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks for the NYT link!


16 posted on 02/25/2010 3:36:35 AM PST by kittykat77
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To: Jet Jaguar

McChrystal is 0bama’s “boy”.

Too many rules. We will never win this or any future wars/conflicts.

It sure would be comforting to have a real man in the White House. Someone that would “yank the bone out” and get the job done so our boys could get home to their families.

0bama is a loser and the worst president this country has ever seen. I loathe him.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 4:17:19 AM PST by panaxanax (It's time for TEA Party Patriots to get an 'ATTITUDE'.)
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To: panaxanax

So the latest idea is that “losing” upsets the taliban therefore we must respect their culture? who is thinking of these genius strategies?


18 posted on 02/25/2010 4:22:41 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: Jet Jaguar

Whats next, our troops have to call ahead for an appointment?

“No sir, Achmed cannot see you today, I have an opening at 10 am on the 32nd...”

When the Afgan people come out in the day and invite the Marines to remove the terrorists, then the Marines will have less incentive to come uninvited in the night.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 4:55:03 AM PST by Molon Labbie
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...
Thanks JJ

The list, ping

20 posted on 02/25/2010 8:43:12 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: holdonnow; Just Lori; txradioguy; kristinn; mware; HonestConservative; rodguy911; RSmithOpt; ...

Ping


21 posted on 02/25/2010 8:52:23 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: panaxanax

It’s not that he’s not a real man (he isn’t for sure) but because he’s a loathesome commie muslim traitor who wants to destroy the United States.

He was put there to destroy our country. It’s that simple.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 11:27:33 AM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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