Tuesday, September 11, 2012
US cancels training after more than 100 instructors killed by rogue Afghans this year.
The commander of US special forces in Afghanistan has suspended training for all new Afghan recruits until Afghan soldiers are re-investigated for ties to insurgents, The Washington Post reported late Saturday.
PM stands firm as five fall in army's darkest day since Vietnam: The five deaths took the number of Diggers killed in the war to 38. Seven of them died at the hands of the allies they were mentoring and 12 more have been wounded by rogue Afghan troops. A shocked Afghan government appealed to Australian troops to continue their work in the strife-torn country, and called on Australians for forbearance. "The Afghan people are so grateful of the contribution of Australian people and especially the troops performing their duties in difficult conditions.
That is why millions of people in Afghanistan are living in relative security, and going to school." More than 100 instructors from allied forces have been killed by rogue Afghans, more than 40 of them this year. Australian and Afghan forces were last night pursuing the killer, who managed to penetrate the tight security around Australia's 1550 personnel in Afghanistan since the last green-on-blue attack. Security was further increased yesterday.
The so-called green on blue attacks (for the color of the Afghan and international coalition forces' uniforms) have resulted in the deaths of more than 40 international soldiers in 2012 alone, according to USA Today (some news outlets reported higher numbers). There were only 11 such attacks in all of 2011 and only five in both 2009 and 2010.
I understand there was also three green on blue killings in a week by so called rogue or friendly Afghan forces and three of these soldiers were killed by a senior Afghan leader after he invited the soldiers to dinner then he defected to the Taliban. That makes the following victory even smaller. We have to get the F out and let these scum kill each other, period! These killings are happening so rapidly now I can't keep track of them.
It has begun to look like these so called rogue soldiers think killing NATO trainers is a turkey shoot.
AP Interview: US Afghan withdrawal halfway done: It's a kind of milestone toward wrapping up the U.S. and NATO combat role after a decade in the war-torn nation - but Allen cautioned against putting too much emphasis on the U.S. troop draw down, because the U.S.-led coalition's campaign is continuing. Still, Allen said that he knows the clock is ticking on the NATO coalition's combat mission, which is to end at the close of 2014 - just 28 months from now.
We must get out and leave this to the Afghan's!
I reiterate though it is a waste of time that like Afghanistan Pakistan is largely tribal but they want a central Government and freedom from the Taliban to continue to have their tribal customs and freedoms and are fighting for it! NATO go home! Scale back! Get out! We keep hearing how tough Afghani's are. Prove it! Pakistan has shown what they want and so has Afghanistan. Can't we take a frigging hint?
We keep hearing how we must get to Taliban moderates and Afghan moderates well get with it do it now and let them fight for their country. Moderate tribesmen in parts of militant-ravaged north-west Pakistan are challenging Taliban extremists threatening to overrun their area, in what will develop into a mass resistance movement.That is what Afghanistan must do!
America and NATO must get out! We have been there 11 years, more than twice as long as WW2, now our longest war! If Afghanistan wanted freedom from the Taliban they would already be trained and fighting for it instead of just letting themselves be killed as pawns.
Our soldiers did their job leave now with heads held high not our tails between our legs like in Saigon! Give food and supplies to the Afghans and if they want their freedom they will fight for it like the Pakistani tribes are. We should be helping Pakistan who has proved they want their freedom from Taliban and Sharia law. Don't keep adding more troops this is Afghanistan graveyard of Nations. Cheat history get out now!
We just discussed this 2 weeks ago. look at the quickly growing History of these insulting deaths These events are happening more often. They do not want us there, get out and leave them to their own demise.