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.
Of course, the fact that we're there to thwart, y'know, radical Islamist barbarians from torturing, mutilating and killing Afghan civilians can in no way excuse occassional lapses in cultural judgment now, right?
Absolutely unbelievable. Get. Our. Troops. Out. Now.Posted by Hube at September 17, 2012 10:14 AM | TrackBack