Monday, October 01, 2012

Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, marking 2,000 US troop deaths:

Only two days after joint operations between American and Afghan forces were said to be returning to normal, five people — two Americans and three Afghans — were killed when a pitched battle broke out between soldiers of the two sides, American and Afghan officials said Sunday.

It has been less than 4 weeks since the US suspended training and going out in the field with Afghan soldiers. I guess we continued it again but I myself heard nothing. Look at the sergeant in the above picture leading a patrol through Taliban infested countryside with an Afghan behind his back with a loaded weapon essentially pointed right at him. How the hell are our troops supposed to concentrate on their surroundings and watch the guy behind him as they must?
This is really sick! Our soldiers are knowingly being sacrificed for the good of the larger mission. The powers that be do not care about the individual soldier despite what they say. This reminds me of my own thoughts of only being a living alarm while Vietnam was ending. I can not name where I was but I want to recite a story of knowing we were performing a important mission but our dying only acted as an alarm so the larger mission could continue.
After Vietnam I was guarding Hot Fighters "Aircraft locked and loaded with nukes to attack the USSR at a moments notice. We had a radio and had to call in to CSC "central security command" every 15 minutes and they in turn ad hoc called us for a security check. Believe it or not we were totally surrounded by large well treed hills and I always imagined someone taking me and my mission out from up there. Even worse the berm one guard stood on looked directly at a farm house 25 feet away where anyone could have been lurking with anything.
This was insane! I knew I did not matter, even the mission was under duress just being where it was. If we did not answer our radio security command new there was a problem. Our lives were inconsequential.We as soldiers are often put in impossible situations but I do not think it is because our individual mission is important but it is all about politics. Attaining a better bargaining position.

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.

 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 26 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, much 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 3 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.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Weaseldog said...

The oil industry needs us to to stay to protect their pipeline.

It's our duty to spend a $trillion/year and waste American lives, so they can earn $millions and sock it away in numbered accounts in Dubai...

Just ask the lobbyists in DC...

Demeur said...

That's not to mention the billions the defense contractors are making off this war Weaseldog.

What people fail to realize is that having us there or not does not matter at this point. Eventually everything will stabilize just as it did in Lebanon, Bosnia and so many other places. We did the job of removing Bin Ladin now it's time to leave.