After the spike in recent attacks by Afghan forces against Western soldiers and Marines, American military advisers are extremely wary. (Bryan Denton for The New York Times)
Obama’s “peace” partners are killing our soldiers without fear and with impunity.
How does the Obama administration qualify an ally? How are our Afghan allies vetted? Our soldiers know that these “allies” are no such thing. One Marine, Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr., told his dad that “the Afghans were not like Americans, they were cold-hearted, they had no gratitude for the Americans no matter now much the Americans did for them, and — most wrenching of all — that he didn’t think he was going to get out of Afghanistan alive.” He didn’t. He was murdered along with five others in his barracks by an Afghan ally. Our boys, including Corporal Buckley, were unarmed: they were not permitted to carry weapons on the base, lest they antagonize our Afghan “allies.”
What is being done to safeguard the lives of our boys and girls? What policy is being instituted to vet for jihad?
Insider attacks have been spiking under Obama’s pro-Taliban Afghan policy. For the whole of his presidency, Obama has been strong-arming the Afghan government to partner with these savages. Obama demands that Karzai negotiate with them. And to what end?
Obama used the NATO summit to pressure Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to engage with greater urgency with the Taliban about a political settlement in Afghanistan. And the cows in the media remain silent on Obama’s unprecedented failure in Afghanistan. All through the Bush years, there was not a day that went by that the mainstream media didn’t run multiple pieces blaring the “deaths in Iraq.” They ran daily death counters, and those numbers were but a fraction of Obama’s death toll in Afghanistan.
The Obama Administration announced that it wanted to meet with the Taliban in Doha for “peace talks.” The Taliban laughed and never showed.
Afghan in uniform shoots at U.S. soldiers in country’s east Reuters, Sun, Oct 13, 2013 (thanks to Kenny)
KABUL (Reuters) – An Afghan man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least one serviceman on Sunday, local officials and the NATO-led coalition said.
The so-called “insider attack” in Paktika province is the fourth in less than a month and is likely to strain already tense ties between coalition troops and their allies, with most foreign troops scheduled to withdraw by the end of next year.
A Reuters tally shows Sunday’s incident was the tenth this year, and took the death toll of foreign personnel to 15.
“A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at Americans in Sharana city (the provincial capital) near the governor’s office,” said an Afghan official, adding that two soldiers had been hit by the gunfire.
The NATO-led coalition confirmed one soldier had been shot by a man in security forces uniform, but did not comment on his nationality or whether the Afghan was wearing a army uniform.
Insider attacks threaten to further undermine waning support for the war among Western nations sending troops to Afghanistan.
A similar flurry of attacks last year prompted the NATO-led force to briefly suspend all joint activities and take steps to curb interaction between foreign and Afghan troops.
That has cut down the number of incidents, but some soldiers say the measures have further eroded the hard-won trust painstakingly nurtured between the allies over more than 12 years of war.
Late on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced they had reached preliminary agreement on a bilateral security pact that now depends on the approval of Afghanistan’s tribal leaders.
(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Jessica Donati; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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