Skip to comments.New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban
Posted on 12/11/2012 1:03:07 PM PST by jazusamo
Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administrations crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things.
It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture not Taliban infiltrationis responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces.
The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an article that should infuriate the American taxpayers funding the never-ending war on terror. The manual is being created because someone with authority bought the theory that cultural insensitivity is driving insider attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
More than three dozen insider attacks have killed 63 members of the U.S.-led coalition this year, according to the article, and some blame American cultural ignorance. The bottom line is that troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with Afghan security forces, the new military handbook says. Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [troops] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead toward green-on-blue violence.
The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of taboo conversation topics that soldiers should avoid, including making derogatory comments about the Taliban, advocating womens rights, any criticism of pedophilia, directing any criticism towards Afghans, mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct or anything related to Islam.
At least one high-ranking military official had the backbone to publicly criticize the new manual, albeit through a spokesperson. U.S. Marine General John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, doesnt endorse it and rejected a proposed forward drafted by Army officials in his name. He does not approve of its contents, according to a military spokesman quoted in the story.
Earlier this year the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.
Under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nations space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy.
Additionally, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a special order to allow the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties long banned them from the U.S. and the administration sent an America-bashing mosque leader (Feisal Abdul Rauf) who blames U.S. foreign policy for the 9/11 attacks on a Middle Eastern outreach mission. The Obama Administration even ordered a government-funded meal program for home-bound seniors to offer halal cuisine prepared according to Islamic law.
It is.....maybe you misidentified who the authors perceive to be the “enemy?”
Obama just shat on every soldier that died in Afghanistan.
Sadly, you’re correct and this CinC is pathetic.
Obummer`s Taliban war policy:
Sticks and stones will break their bones
but words will not be allowed to hurt them.
Ping me once this FM comes out, please. I’m not into spoilers.
Don’t criticize the enemy that wants to kill you?
Here at Free Republic we are not soldiers we are citizens.
Citizens who reserve the right to tell of the taliban daily.
I just can’t....
for later at home
You pretty well covered it. I might have added “ugly” and “animal-humper”, but your list works for now. :)
It’s a good thing we didn’t insult the Japs and the Krauts. They might have not been very nice to us.
You got that right, it’s the first thing I thought about when reading this article.
Many WWII Generals and Admirals come to mind that would have had no part in this foolishness.
“orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things. “
Well we don’t want them to think that there might be something wrong with friday nights at the dancing boys club.
if they said ‘don’t insult them, just kill them’ that’d be one thing. of course it’s not meant that way.
Obama and his followers have been shitting on American soldiers since Vietnam, and if they could, retroactively to the Korean War and even WW2 (oh, we used a bad weapon on the kind Japanese).
There literally isn’t a winner among Obama’s military staff/advisors. Dempsey is a total disgrace as are most if not all of the Secretaries of Defense/Navy, etc..
The CIA is in tatters. NSA spills its secrets too much. Only the Marines seem to be holding up their honor and mission, to kill the enemy.
If the Obamites don’t want our troops to say bad things about the Taliban, okay. Don’t say a word. Just kill the bastards in silence and leave their bodies outside to rot. Oh, then booby-trap the bodies so that when they are retrieved, they go “boom” and we get a bonus death toll.
Then we need to bomb Taliban funerals and wipe out the whole damned village/tribe at one time. That’s what napalm was made for. Crispy Critter time, American-style.
You can run, but you can’t run fast enough.
As Cheech and Chong would say, “Up in Smoke”.
My father-in-law, a veteran of Iwo Jima, is crying and my son, veteran of Iraq is totally pissed off with Obama. I was a journalist in Vietnam and know what betrayal is (but not by the military back then; by our political cowardly leaders esp. the Democrats).
Can anyone imagine troops in WWII ordered not to criticize Hitler, the Nazi’s, or Hirohito?