Friday, August 10, 2012
3 Marines Murdered By Afghan Commander Who Invited Them To Dinner
Another 3 Marines were murdered by their Afghan 'allies' when a police commander invited them to his home for the Iftar meals Muslims eat to break the sun up to sundown Ramadan fast.
He broke bread with the infidels, let them finish their meal and get comfortable and then killed them:
An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday and then fled into the desolate darkness of southern Afghanistan, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week.
The Afghan police commander opened fire on the three Americans after inviting them to dinner at his outpost under the pretext of having a meeting to discuss security.
Thirty-one coalition service members have now died this year at the hands of Afghan forces or insurgents disguised in Afghan uniforms, according to NATO — a dramatic rise from previous years.
The assaults have cast a shadow of fear and mistrust over U.S. efforts to train Afghan soldiers and police more than 10 years after the U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban's hardline Islamist regime for sheltering al-Qaida's leadership.[...]
Sangin's district chief and the Taliban both identified the gunman as Asadullah, a member of the Afghan National Police who was helping the Marines train the Afghan Local Police.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said by telephone that the attacker joined the insurgency after the shooting.
'Now, he is with us,' Ahmadi said.
Actually, he always was.
Not one of my military contacts in Afghanistan has ever told me that they could trust the Afghan troops or police we're arming and training at such great expense as far as they could throw them.
The Afghans respect strength, and the NATO forces aren't showing them that. The ridiculous Rules of Engagement our troops have been saddled with and the Obama Administration's pathetic attempts to negotiate surrender terms with the Taliban have seen to that. The Taliban are simply waiting the ferenghi out.
The achievement of our warriors under these conditions are almost beyond belief, but they were always saddled with a murky mission with no clear objective and fighting with one hand tied behind their backs.
Afghanistan was a always questionable enterprise of little strategic value at best. Regular members of Joshua's Army know that as far as I'm concerned, one genius of a president decided to send an army and billions worth of equipment into a landlocked country surrounded by hostile territory, and an even bigger genius of a president decided to double down to back up his ignorant, chest thumping rhetoric about Afghanistan being 'the real war'.
Virtually everything the Obama Administration has done since then has simply been a case a digging a deeper hole.
There's no need to waste another dollar or another life 'training' the Afghans. All we're doing is giving the Taliban more arms and better uniforms.