Skip to comments."They're Killing Us Because We're Infidels"
Posted on 09/19/2012 11:19:11 AM PDT by bayouranger
Paul Sperry rakes the Pentagon response to jihad inside the wire -- more "sensitivity" training -- in the New York Post this week (must have been Prince Talal's day off).
Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so its stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.
"Top officials" should be relieved of duty, ASAP. They have lost their minds if they ever had any. Or, to be more accurate, they have adopted, internalized the Islamic mindset to a point beyond apology and beyond reason. Reality check: Normal, mainstream Afghan culture includes child rape, pederasty, "seven-day shit suits," cruelty to animals, enslavement of women, and death to apostates, just to hit some highlights. Such institutional depravity, however, is the New Normal to the ideological zealots in charge. They don't see it, and can't imagine the effect of it on Western troops, even when their own internal reports flag such native practices as dog torture as "stressors" that lead to "serious social altercations" between US and Afghan soldiers. These and other resounding features of culture clash are officially hushed up lest the irreconcilable differences between Islam and the West become openly acknowledged, and the bankruptcy of the past decade of nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan becomes the open national scandal that it should and must become.
Thus, our generals burble on about nose-blowing and shoe bottoms, announcing that deviations from the Islamic way of nose-blowing and handling shoe bottoms ("cultural affronts") are motivations for murder. (This is the same Islamic mind-set that informs the White House and media position that the Mohammed video is "causing" the Islamic attacks on US embassies.)
Sperry's op-ed continues:
If you dont want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, dont offend their religious sensibilities. Dont kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. Theres a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview.
"Cultural affronts," general? Read about the hostility Marine LCPL Greg Buckley Jr. encountered in an Afghan trainee before Buckley's murder by an Afghan policeman last month. Greg told his father he didn't think he would make it home alive -- from the war zone of his own base. He told his superior officers that one day they are going turn around and turn those weapons on us." His superiors forced him to apologize. Two other Marines were killed in the same attack that took Buckley's life.
Dempsey has no answer to this jihad because he has been trained, meticulously conditioned, not to see a jihad. As a result, he presses more "Islamic traditions and values" (child rape? pederasty? baksheesh?) on our troops. More Islam, more deference to Islam, becomes the only "solution" he and his brother brass and civilian leaders can think of. They are all hostages to jihad and prisoners of Islam.
Dempsey echoes the concerns of Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, the Afghan National Armys 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.
It is our duty to teach this to them. Our indifference about these issues causes the incident, he said.
How about just converting Western forces to Islam and be done with it? Then, Gens. Dempsey and Allen could lead a Muslim US-ISAF and serve the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as modern-day "janissaries." (Janissaries were elite troops of the Ottoman Turkish empire comprised of Christian boys cruelly seized as "tribute" from their Christian parents and forcibly converted to Islam and Ottoman allegiance.) "Insider" attacks would cease because an Islamic US military would be "insiders," too.
To avoid offending them, US commanders are putting troops through intense Muslim sensitivity training. Among other things, theyve been ordered to:
* Wear surgical gloves whenever handling a copy of the Koran.
* Never walk in front of a praying Muslim.
* Never show the bottom of boots while sitting or lying across from a Muslim, which in Islam is considered an insult.
* Never share photos of wives or daughters.
* Never smoke or eat in front of Muslims during the monthlong Ramadan fasting.
* Avoid winking, cursing or nose-blowing in the presence of Muslims all viewed as insults in Islam.
* Avoid exiting the shower without a towel.
* Avoid offering and accepting things with the left hand, which in Islam is reserved for bodily hygiene and considered unclean.
Troops who violate the sensitivity rules face severe punishment.
Sperry does find a couple of sane military sources. Would that "President Romney" puts them in charge.
Military officials who have done tours in Afghanistan are outraged that brass would even suggest US troops are partly to blame for their own murders.
I would like to see a public affairs officer explain to the press where showing the bottom of your shoe to a Muslim or shaking with your left hand was legitimate grounds for murder, growled one US Army official.
They say their Muslim partners would still resent them even if they followed their Islamic protocols to the letter.
The cultural affronts excuse is a bunch of garbage, a senior US Army intelligence official told me. The Afghans that know were doing all this PC cultural sensitivity crap are laughing their asses off at our stupidity.
Explained the intelligence official: Theyre killing us because were infidels occupying Islamic lands. Its what the Koran and every imam over there is telling them, and no amount of cultural sensitivity is going to stop that or change the fact that were infidels. ...
They're killing us because we're "infidels." Period. The only solution is immediate separation and withdrawal to a new line of battle: the West.
These spineless generals are looking out for their retirement checks instead of their troops. Who in the world would want to go into our military with corrupt men such as this, who coddle the enemy in their ranks, at the helm?
Russian mothers loved their sons enough to take on the government and its military establishment to get their sons pulled from Afghanistan. They were sick of having their sons shipped home in coffins for the hopeless goal of winning in that God-forsaken place. They are to be greatly admired for their courage and good sense.
Ha! “the left hand is reserved for bodily hygiene” . . The last I heard, over 40 yrs. ago, they used the left hand for toilet paper. Surely some progress has been made since then . .
“”They’re Killing Us Because We’re Infidels””
Wrong. They’re killing us because THEY are Muslims. That’s what they do. If it weren’t us, it would be someone else.
I don’t know the Marine that died, I just know this photo is devastating.
Screw these terrorists. and the morons who appease them.
For every country I have visited, there is a helpful list of “no no’s” to avoid unintentional offences and give polite suggestions for getting along. To blame the violation of cultural niceties for the bloodbath in Muslim countries is patently absurd. A goodly portion of the Islamic world is looking for a pretext to kill us infidels and an “outrageous” insult will get the street all worked up to do what they wanted to do all along.
I would prefer the fight not be here. But then again, I would prefer an actual fight as opposed to a PC-strangled feel-good match like we seem to have now
I was searching for the right word. Devastating is it.
Emily Post should come out with a Muslim friendly version of her book of manners soon. Do you think I’m kidding?