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.
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.