Skip to comments.US Army distributes guide to troops: "Avoid arrogance" and "respect Islam" in order to avoid attacks
Posted on 08/24/2012 3:25:23 PM PDT by bayouranger
..by Afghan soldiers Denial, dhimmitude, subservience. What do you expect from today's military establishment? In reality, no amount of "respect for Islam" and humility from American troops will prevent these attacks, because the imperative for them is rooted in Islam's doctrines of warfare against unbelievers. But since the U.S. Army prefers to pretend that those doctrines don't exist, we get this.
"Pocket Guide Advises US Troops to 'Avoid Arrogance,' 'Respect Islam' in Order to Prevent 'Green on Blue' Attacks," from Truthout, August 24 (thanks to David):
US military personnel in Afghanistan have been told to "respect Islam, Koran or a mosque" and "Afghan women, elders and children" in order to prevent so-called "green on blue" attacks, where Afghan security forces turn their weapons on the coalition soldiers who have trained them, according to anunclassified Army pocket reference guide given to all US military personnel in the country obtained by Truthout.
The reference guide, "Inside the Wire Threats - Afghanistan Green on Blue," referred to as a "smartcard," was distributed to military personnel in early February, right around the time "green on blue" attacks started to increase, along with a detailed "handbook " under the same name, which Truthout is seeking from US Army Training and Doctrine Command under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The handbook was the subject of a previous FOIA request filed in April by conservative author Bob McCarty. Last week, McCarty withdrew his request after he was informed a new FOIA exemption created with the passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes "critical infrastructure security information" to be withheld unless a requester can justify why the public interest outweighs the withholding of those types of records.
Truthout obtained the "Inside the Wire Threats - Afghanistan Green on Blue" reference guide from a US military official who recently returned from Afghanistan. It is marked "For Official Use Only" and was approved by Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, deputy chief of staff for operations, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan. A US military official described it as a "handy pocket tool that all troops in theater can fold up into fours and carry with them."
The guide says "pre-deployment training," the incorporation of "inside the wire attack threads [sic] and scenarios" into "rehearsals and exercises" for combat training commands and marine training commands and an "understanding of Afghan culture" in "your AO/AOR [area of operations/area of responsibility]" is essential in staving off "green on blue" attacks.
"The key is for local Commanders to prevent complacency and conduct risk assessments with Green on Blue in mind," states a quote from MacFarland that appears at the top of the four-panel reference guide.
Whether these and other recommendations have been implemented and acted upon is unknown. An ISAF spokesman did not respond to requests for comment....
In the "Friendly Forces Prevention Tools (Blue)" section of the reference guide, one of the bullet points says a "bond of trust" should be established "between ANSF and ISAF members" and that US troops should "avoid arrogance, i.e., belief that ISAF culture is superior to Afghan culture." Moreover, US service members should "maintain professionalism, respect, and dignity of ANSF [Afghan National Security Forces] officers and soldiers."
"Avoid public rebukes; counsel in private jointly with ANSF chain of command," states another bullet point in that section, and "involve ANSF in patrol briefs, de-briefs, AARs [After Action Reviews], and social/sport activities."
Another bullet point says ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) need to "maintain uniform accountability to deprive insurgents from impersonating ANSF." Pentagon officials have blamed some of the green on blue attacks on insurgents who gained access to ANSF uniforms.
The prevention tools section goes on to advise US service members to maintain "positive control of personal weapons and ammunition" and "know and understand current weapon status."
According to CNN, citing unnamed sources, Allen recently ordered US forces to carry loaded weapons "around the clock" following the recent spate of "green on blue" attacks.
How insane is it that they weren't doing so already?
The reference guide instructs US military personnel to be wary of ANSF members who complain "about other nations or religions," display "abrupt behavioral shifts," "cuts ties with unit, family, friends" and defends "radical groups or ideologies." Those are "observable indicators" that would suggest an ANSF soldier could be planning a "green on blue" attack....
The guide also provides US military personnel with instructions on how to respond to a "green on blue" attack if they are armed: "Suppress, neutralize, and/or destroy target(s) while minimizing threat to friendly forces and limiting collateral damage to civilians," reads one bullet point.
If US soldiers are unarmed during a "green on blue" attack they should "execute rehearsed actions on contact," and "have an escape route and plan in mind - hopefully two." Under a "last resort" if there is an imminent danger to the US soldier's life, "act with extreme violence."
In the event of civilian casualties during a "green on blue" attack, one bullet point instructs US service members to "share findings of investigation through Shura [an Arabic word for "consultation"] or other means; ISAF leaders must meet with Afghan leaders and encourage them to tell locals what happened."
"Make amends if necessary through: apology, compensation, referral to other agencies, or assistance" and "provide an explanation in the local language to Afghan media with ANSF IO [information officer] message out front," states two other bullet points.
U.S. General says Ramadan a factor in murders of U.S. troops by their Afghan partners http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/08/us-general-says-ramadan-a-factor-in-murders-of-us-troops-by-their-afghan-partner.html The poor dears are tense, you see, and irritable with the strain of fasting. Of course they snap. Don't think for one second that General Allen, who is the very model of the modern cringing dhimmi, meant that the U.S. troops are killed during Ramadan because Ramadan is the month of jihad. There is not the slightest chance that the General had in mind the words of the Muslims in Bulgaria who said that "Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God's messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators."
God forbid we should do anything to make those that hate us hate us.
Paging General Turdgedson
Wordes fail me! Either we are at war, or we are at a freakin picnic! If this is a FEEL GOOD picnic,,,bring the troopers HOME! If not...someone needs to tell the sodomite loving pussies in the pentagon to STFU!
BRING THEM HOME!
We appear to be fully compromised from within.
“Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”
Here's a Chamberlain quote to prove how well it worked:
This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine.... We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement, as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.
Dang, every day since 0pansy became elected has been a very tough day. “..life is a box of chocolates, you never know what your ‘gonna get..”
I'm so tired of the 0pansy and what WE are ‘gonna get.
November can't come quick enough for me.
Yep, that's what the marxist-commies do. In our case, the 0pansy marxist has started the march of destruction.
This would be the equivalent of issuing pamphlets urging marines to use the utmost respect and dignity when near makeshift shinto shrines on Iwo Jima. Seriously, I want to just throw up.
Yeah! That’ll work! That’ll work out great! Be obsequious to the bastards and act weak. I like that idea.
General Allen is such a brilliant man. How did he get so damned smart?
Dripping sarcasm off... reality on.
All I can say is Parents if you love your kids do NOT allow them to join the military during the remainder of this administrations term.
I can't believe they think that just rolling over and playing dead for these Afghan Terrorist are going to stop these attacks.They're Crazy.
All our troops are is Infidels in their eyes.Its time we opened ours and recognized these afghans for what they are.
handing out Bibles would be a better idea that would have a more everlasting impact.
or those Horrible Japanese Asians!
But the enemy the Government needs to be the most concerned with and fought its most brutal war was against its own Countrymen.
Just don't act like an ass during Ramadan okay?!
We have not been there to “win” for a long, long time. I’m like you, once it felt necessary, now it does not.
Time to come home. We are wasting our treasure. The best, the most patriotic of our youth are being used for cannon fodder. I think it is intentional to get rid of them. An easy but valuable thing for communists that occupy our government. It is only 1/2% of our population and only about 5 times that number who are directly associated with these troops... not enough people to raise much of a ruckus.
Like sayin........”we know they’re like sticks of dynamite.....just don’t anyone light their fuses!” How comforting.
Imagine during world war II, by some fluke, a guy named Nakamura wins the White House with an agressive campaign funded from questionable sources. Nakamura claims to be “an American”, but attempts to investigate his background are well hidden. Our military is slowly island hopping across Japanese occupied islands, but the battles seem pointless and protracted, while the military gives classes on how to properly address someone using the proper japanese diminutive style. Japanese cultural advisors are sent to all fronts giving lessons dictated from the Pentagon. Rumors swirl, his detractors are called “rice balls” for questioning Nakamura’s loyalty. The US surrenders to Imperial Japan in 1948 amongst much fanfare, and Nakamura’s supporters hail him as a new kind of peacemaker. Now look around.
You can even announce you're going to do it beforehand, and give a countdown - at least the first time. Any times after that will not be announced.
(And here's a big-brained hint to you Military Intelligence Analysts - you'll only have to do this ONCE, and show you'll do it AGAIN, and the attacks will STOP. Get a frickkin' clue - and protect our people!)
You're an invading Army - ACT like one, dammit!
General "Buck" Turgidson: "Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth both for ourselves as human beings and for the life of our nation. Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing. But it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless *distinguishable*, postwar environments: one where you got twenty million people killed, and the other where you got a hundred and fifty million people killed."
President Merkin Muffley: "You're talking about mass murder, General, not war!"
General "Buck" Turgidson: "Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.
President Merkin Muffley: "I will not go down in history as the greatest mass-murderer since Adolf Hitler."
General "Buck" Turgidson: "Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned with the American People than with your image in the history books.
It is intentional destruction of our military from within. Zero is destroying our military by homosexualizing it—making them “honor” those that are sodomizing boys-—the harems of boys in Afghanistan are famous and very visible.
He is totally transforming our Virtuous military (Machiavelli stated to keep power the military HAD to be Virtuous)—so he now put in to LAW—the promotion and celebration of the Vice of sodomy to throw out the Christian Ethics which made the US and our Military the greatest in the world. There is no “right” to sodomize other people-—the dehumanizing and debasing behavior has led to the most brutal militaries in the history of the world.
Now the big question is — if Romney gets into the WH, will he make changes in this treasonous policy?
If not, I see no reason to even vote this year.
And no fair using flame throwers to burn out Japanese hidden in caves in the Pacific islands; instead send in our troops.
"Kill every enemy you can find. If he has people with him... kill them too. If you are in doubt... kill them twice”.
Yes, bring the troops home, cut off aid to the ingrate Afghan savages, and target the Taliban with missiles and drones. Give fair warning to “innocent civilians” not to hang out with their Taliban brethren or become collateral damage.
Should 0pansy get four more years, OUR freedom will be lost. Plain and simple. 0pansy is the enemy of the state.
You’re right. We’ve never won a war without it being a total war.
Exactly Iron Munro,
Fk I slam . The only respect I have for them is their stated issues of being a threat to me and my loved ones.
What next? Army issue prayer rugs?
does the new guide show them the proper way to bow too?
The Germans did exactly that in WWII, tough guy. Those responsible were executed as war criminals.
The order should be to kick their ugly arses back into their cave...force is all they understand...
I remember LBJ going on TV and telling the american people he will not be the first president to lose a war. After that we had 50000 killed and left in disgrace. Not because of the military but by the CIC
Dear GOD in heaven- they are trying to brainwash our soldiers NOT to hate the enemy.
This is madness in the extreme..bad enough our ROE’s have morphed into a suicide pact - now this?
Declare victory or defeat- BRING THEM HOME NOW.
They're talking about "Afghan women, elders and children". Are they the enemy you hate?
The commanding general was sitting on his horse in an orchard eating a peach, when one of his subordenant officers asked him what was to be done about the marauding enemy soldiers they were observing in the valley below.
The answer that was given to the lieutenant was “ WE KILL THEM, WE KILL THEM ALL “.
To quote the Honorable Mr. Shelby Foote, “ General Stonewall Jackson was a pious, cold, blue eyed killer and knew how to bring war to his enemies.
Between General Sherman, who said he would make them howl and General Jackson, Americans taught the world how to make war and win. Now we are stuck with a bunch of political, yellow pussies that tell American Fighting Men how to make nice and not upset their enemies.
Yea, that will work against a religion of sociopaths.
Hey dipstick; if they provide aid and comfort to the enemy, they are the enemy.
” BRING THEM HOME! ENOUGH! “
Agree! I’ve called the White House several times...last week, most recently...to say Bring all of our troops home, NOW. How many more must die or be maimed by people we are trying to help? Seems the Afghan people don’t want us there and may hate us....so we should leave them to take care of themselves. Bring our soldiers home, NOW!
and, I know calling the WH is useless but I have to voice my opinion (or, perhaps, frustration!).
Yeah. Women and children. Right. Say "Hi!" to Debbie Schlussel in that moral sewer you inhabit.
Don't ever say you are pro-military. You haven't got a clue. God help you.
You’re in good company with those orders.
I’ve heard that it’s better if you surrender your women right off the bat and then when they’re distracted you can run away. (Do I need a / sarc tag?)
Read the screen name sweetheart. I was there in 68/69 then went back in 71/72. I watched those sweet innocent mamasahn barbers pace off our bunkers and memorize our defenses, and those cute little kids selling beer or gum wired to C-4 or a grenade. So take your bleeding heart bullshit some where you think it will be appreciated, but not to me.
ALWAYS BE POLITE, ALWAYS BE PROFESSIONAL, ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN TO KILL EVERYTHING WITH A PULSE.
If you can’t wrap your head around that; don’t ever put your boots on the ground, because your going to get real DEAD real quick.
If your not one of my Marines, your the enemy. Discussion over.
Damn right. I have cleaned up enough after fire fights.
I will bring my guys back home, but the enemy can rot as far as I am concerned.