Skip to comments.NATO issues directive restricting night raids
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.
Unfortunately, McChrystal has forgotten what he has learned.
It's on him and Obama.
More rules of engagement to deal with.
Just not at night.
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.
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?
“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.”
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?
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.
The NYT article is jacked up as well. NATO Issues Directive Restricting Night Raids New York Times - 1 hour ago
Easy does it.
What if the Germans had complained about Americans shooting at them? This insanity has got to stop.
Note to Enemies: Due to budget constraints our new war hours are as follows: M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
I think thats exactly the point he's trying to make without saying it.
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!
I think McChrystal has been sniffing the poppies to much.
Thanks for the NYT link!
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.
So the latest idea is that “losing” upsets the taliban therefore we must respect their culture? who is thinking of these genius strategies?
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.
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