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Blaming our troops
nypost ^ | 16Sep12 | Paul Sperry

Posted on 09/19/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT by bayouranger

'Friendly' fire attacks have killed dozens of our heroes. The Pentagon's response? Ordering sensitivity training about Islam.

Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers have been killed by “green on blue” attacks this year alone. The situation is so bad that the training of Afghan forces has been temporarily suspended.

How has the Pentagon responded?

By blaming our troops.

Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so it’s stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.

If you don’t want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, don’t offend their religious sensibilities. Don’t kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. “There’s a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview.

Dempsey echoes the concerns of Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, the Afghan National Army’s chief of staff, who earlier this month argued both sides need to do more to “teach” foreign troops Islamic traditions and values to reduce the chance of violent reactions to cultural slights.

AFGHAN INSIDE ATTACK KILLS US TROOPS: OFFICIALS

“It is our duty to teach this to them. Our indifference about these issues causes the incident,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dhimmitude; filthykoranimals; islam; jihad Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: bayouranger

we’re long overdue to get out of all these Allah FUBAR Crapistans.

leave them to their 7th century.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 11:19:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: bayouranger
Dempsey...Obama's uniformed mouthpiece.

Also realize that Dempsey has never been married, and he was very loud in his support for the repeal of DADT. Hows that for offending Afghan sensibilities?

3 posted on 09/19/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: TurboZamboni

Fire Generals Allen, Dempsey and ‘Betrayus’ today and bring em home!


4 posted on 09/19/2012 11:33:37 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

We should have entered Afghanistan with William Tecumseh Sherman rules in October 2001, and put them away wet by January 2002.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 11:37:57 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bayouranger; Saoirise; MestaMachine
Our military has clearly been breached and Dumpsie's (Dempsey's) a disgrace to the uniform.

"* Never show the bottom of boots while sitting or lying across from a Muslim, which in Islam is considered an insult."

haa...surrrrrrrre...

6 posted on 10/02/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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