Skip to comments.Rising concern about killing of NATO troops by Afghan military
Posted on 02/26/2012 12:29:28 PM PST by ColdOne
The gunman who shot two U.S. military officers on Saturday in the highly secured Afghan Ministry of Interior was a junior intelligence officer with ties to a Pakistani religious school, an Afghan counter-terrorism official said.
It's just the latest incident of "green on blue" attacks which have been a rising problem for the U.S. and NATO. A recent Congressional hearing looked at the issue and found that while some were influenced by Taliban ideology, some of the motives were more personal.
It adds another layer of difficulty to tamping down the anger and mistrust that has arisen from the admission by NATO that troops burned some religious documents seized from prisoners.
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It is becoming obvious that we are in a war with another civilization that has radically different values. (If it can be said that Western Civilization has any values at all!)
As it is, I tend to view them as an EOD does unexploded ordinance -- maintain safe distance and when necessary, destroy in place.
Of course, the media can denounce Santorum for his satan remarks, yet give credibility to lunatics who value a book over human life. There is an Afghani middle and upper middle class who are, more or less, normal, rational human beings. Yet there’s this enormous lunatic fringe in almost all these middle eastern countries. It’s a no win situation for whoever is President. Obama is smart enough to realize his apology isn’t going to sway the nuts- but it might neutralize the so-called independents- those on the fringe. I don’t like the idea of apologizing, but if it saves the lives of the people protecting us in this Afghani hellhole, I gotta support it 100%.
We need to pull out and turn that place into a parking lot.
Add Iran while we are at it. They are the seat of evil in the region.
People don’t realize whats coming. Americans have gone back to sleep in the 10 years since 9-11. We are at war weather we like it or not and we can’t hug them into submission.
Obama is succeeding in creating chaos in the world.
There’s no real need to turn these places into parking lots. Left alone, they’ll kill each other off. They always do.
We need to get every American out. Out now. Let the engineers make a one-time highway to the nearest safe point with air cover.
Load the troops into anything that moves and drive it out. Load up every air platform and fly it out. Blow up anything that gets in the way.
Booby-trap everthing left behind.
We will leave that hell-hole, as russia did, sooner or later. The cost of leaving now will be less now thatn later.
Bring them home now.
We need to get out of the middle east completely and leave NOTHING. Let them go back to the 8th century. I do not now and never believed that we would/could win over the neanderthals. They do not have the mental capacity to handle progress for themselves. If they want to stay in the dark ages, let them but DO NOT support them.
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