Another headache coming on. I can feel it. How stupid do the members of the international press think we are? Well, they think we’re pretty stupid.
With thanks to Drudge, the UK Guardian has a story that brings up a possible early withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan, as related by the NATO secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The killings of NATO troops (mostly Americans) by the very Afghani soldiers and police officers our guys have been training has “been successful in sapping morale”. Indeed. I cannot imagine how our soldiers and Marines get a night’s sleep, wondering which of their trainees will turn his weapon around on the morrow and kill the trainers. It’s long past time to leave that Hell hole and bring the troops home. From The Guardian:
The retreat of western forces from Afghanistan could come sooner than expected, the head of Nato has said as he conceded that the recent Taliban strategy of “green on blue” killings had been successful in sapping morale.
In an interview with the Guardian Nato’s secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, responded to pressure for a faster withdrawal from Afghanistan by stating that the options were being studied and should be clear within three months…
And how many more Americans will be slaughtered by Afghanistan’s security forces while Fogh and his cronies figure out what to do about this?
…Rasmussen admitted that the killings of almost 50 allied troops this year in “green on blue” attacks – Afghan security forces turning on their trainers and mentors – had damaged the relationship between the international forces and the Afghan police and military.
“There’s no doubt insider attacks have undermined trust and confidence, absolutely,” he said…
He’s finally figuring all that out.
Amid argument among analysts as to what has been behind the stream of “green on blue” attacks, Nato officers on the ground are reported to have ascribed them mainly to disgruntled and embittered Afghan security forces with grudges against their western mentors.
While Rasmussen conceded there may have been some such cases, Nato has clearly concluded from intelligence that the attacks have more to do with a Taliban strategy of infiltration of the Afghan security structures aimed at sowing distrust and confusion.
“It’s safe to say that a significant part of the insider attacks are due to Taliban tactics … Probably it is part of a Taliban strategy,” he said…
I wonder how much money this guy makes. I’ll bet it’s a lot.
While it was allied soldiers who were being killed, Rasmussen said the Taliban campaign’s ultimate target was to turn western public opinion against the war.
No. The object is to kill as many Infidels as possible and strike terror into the hearts of the survivors. It’s called jihad. And notice the very passive past tense use of the word kill. As though it’s not happening any more.
What’s mind-numbing is the Foghster’s assertion that most of this treachery is the result of that darned old Taliban. Wake up, America. They’re killing our sldiers and Marines because the Koran and Muslim doctrine tell them to do that. You could root out and execute every card-carrying member of the Taliban and still Muslim Afghanis would ambush and kill American soldiers and Marines. Diana West has hit it right on the target, more times than I can recall: