Skip to comments.Another Afghan police attack kills 2 US servicemen
Posted on 08/17/2012 7:44:37 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.
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GTF outta there.
these people cannot be trusted. get out leave them totheir 10th. century living, and killing each other instead of our men.
It’s clear we are losing men due to political reasons ..the pull out was issued to please the left and our military is paying the ultimate price. our guys dont have support over there.
Why not just recruit directly from a taliban training camp?/s
Pull them all out. RIP.
We can’t just cut and run like cowards.
In the last 18 months we have killed many top Al-Qaeda leaders including bin Laden, al-Rahman and al-Awlaki.
Must finish the mission.
Damn it all to hell!...screw the sand monkeys!
I don’t care about the “pride of the Afghan people,” I care about our dead servicemen, killed implementing a truly stupid policy ordered from above.
As for the Afghan people, their pride doesn’t seem to be very wounded and in fact they’re probably out there high-fiving each other in their hovels.
Then Obama should not have pulled support. He is killion gour men.
So what’s the mission now?
Your opinion is duly noted, and if the kiling of these people like Bin Laden meant that there was no one to take their place I would agree.
IMO we would have to kill every Muslim in Afghanistan to win. If that would finsh the mission let’s get on with it, but fighting with todays ROE is just getting our men killed. Get out.
Get out troops the hell out of there. Leave behind NOTHING but enough shovels for these savages to bury each other, before or after they are dead.
The nastiest thing we can do is to leave these 10th century idiots to themselves.
It may be “politically incorrect” to say, but a single young AMERICAN life is worth more than that entire sewer.
The objective is the same as it has always has been.
Disrupting, dismantling and defeating Al-Qaeda. Deny sponsorship, support and sanctuary to Al-Qaeda.
We have killed so many top Al-Qaeda leaders. There is only one left and that is al-Zawahiri.
Let them kill each other like the drug wars in Mexico. F’em!
What other senior AQ leaders are there? He is the only one.
My Two cents.
All this and yet, the rules of engagement and diplomatic weakness of this administration are not brought into the campaign. Ike promised an end to the Korean war. Nixon promised a “secret strategy” in Vietnam. Kerry ran on a promise to leave Iraq. The idiocy of Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan and the unsatisfactory termination of Iraq are apparently off limits in this campaign?
The plan is to leave soon, which makes the deaths resulting from this holding pattern all the more futile. We could have declared victory under Bush or Obama and given the "graveyard of empires" back to its inhabitants (who don't want us there anyway).
There's no strategic value any more.
They are all replaceble with others just as bad.
Has their deaths stopped the killings?
We have a whole country of people who do not want us there. We either kill them all down to the point where they no longer fight , or we need to move on.
So you would just cut, run and let the Taliban take Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan? So that they can give safe haven to terrorists groups who will attack us?
Jut like Vietnam. There’s no way to tell who the enemy is.
They need to screen these swines better.
Seriously, there are any number of tricks they can use to spot betrayal, like loading a revolver, firing two shots from it, and handing it to the trainee, not mentioning that the other bullets are dummies.
It works even better with a machine gun, same trick.
Be sure to make it appear that it is just the two of you, while a hidden confederate has a sniper rifle trained on the trainee. If he points the gun at you and goes “click, click”, his next sensation should be a bullet passing through him. None of this “arrest” b.s. Kill him.
Throw the body into a pit, and tell his comrades that he ran off.
Endless variations on this. And, if you don’t want to kill them, there are some subtle psychological tests that can be used to tell if someone is treacherous. Simple things that are strong indicators, if not proof positive. If they fail those tests, just wish them well and show them the door. They don’t even need to know they failed a test.
You might even give them a bogus test after the real test, with them correctly answering an obvious simple question. Then, if a future trainee answers the *opposite* of the obvious answer, you know he has been primed, so is also a traitor.
the only way to show what happens when you screw with us is to level the entire village where one of these clowns comes from everytime they do something like that. Sooner or later the word gets out, mess with the bull, you get the horns. If that means eradicating the entire nation, so be it.
If we don’t have the will to do that, get the hell out of there ASAP.
LOL they already have safe haven there. Bin Laden was hidden by the Pakistani’s for 7 years.
We arent stopping them from doing anything they want to do there, and we pay them for the privilege of watching them do it.
It’s not a safe haven when they’re constantly getting killed by our drones.
If we left now they wouldn’t have to worry about that and could focus all their efforts on attacking us.
Don’t forget that Pakistan has NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
What if they fell into the hands of AQ?
That has pitiful range, “overseen” by China, and frantically trying to be preserved/fixed by western scientist. The arsenal is degrading and needs a lot of work.