Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Q+A of future Civilian casualties in Afghanistan US troops storm Afghan hospital in the latest effort to win hearts and minds!
Q+A of future Civilian casualties in Afghanistan
US troops storm Afghan hospital in the latest effort to win hearts and minds! I hate to say it but a hospital can not be sacred ground it ca not be a safe haven for the Taliban as you know it would be. We must have the ability to check every possibility be it hospital or morgue. At any rate I am sure it will not help our image and will be played to the hilt as we continue to lose the so called war for hearts and minds!
I hate to say it but with destruction of of the cities on the increase and rising civilian deaths seems to be beating us in the war to win hearts and minds too! The more we try to minimize civilian deaths the more the Taliban keep them underfoot and the more we are killing them for the Talban. We are killing them with "kindness"
At this point like it or not we better realize it is time to take the gloves off. Respect for "tradition" is used against us as the"brave" Taliban dress as women to hide and escape or hide in places reserved for women only. yes they hide in hospitals and areas of the hospital that are by tradition for women only. I am sure they figured it all out by themselves but the Palestinians set the standard. They set the example for the rest of the "extremists" to follow.
Hiding behind civilians and in hospitals and schools was the routine and capitalized on by the Palestinians and went on until the citizens tired of the deadly game and took matters into their own hands as the Afghan citizens must. Pakistanis also did it and still are fighting bravely. As the Taliban are these extremists kill their own in the name of God!
Any traditional war zone respect of any sort must not be abused but must temporarily go by the road side. As we hear so often this is not a traditional war if there is any such thing. Our enemy has no rules just kill the infidels "us" and sacrificing their own people in any manner is a goal not something to avoid as their new "code of conduct" states.
We in turn are forced by the Taliban at least to temporarily disregard their traditions when they offer protection for cowardly Taliban. We must however be a respectful as possible but to do the job right we must leave no tradition unchecked. We can not put female soldiers in a situation like this nor do we have the available women to spare so despite it being disrespectful to have men or soldiers in many "female" areas of the hospital it simply has to be acceptable and tolerated. US troops storm Afghan hospital
* In closing let the complaints continue As long as we are there we have a job to do and sadly we are forced to ignore some customs to do the job right. Sadly civilians will continue to die! That is why we must leave ASAP. The Taliban will continue to kill civilians as they were before we invaded under Sharia Law but at least it will not be us.