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    Afghan Green on Blue Attack Results in Death of Americans......



    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war, officials said Sunday.

    Saturday's shooting took place at an Afghan army checkpoint just outside a joint U.S.-Afghan base in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman. At least two Afghan soldiers died, he said.
    "Initial reports indicate that a misunderstanding happened between Afghan army soldiers and American soldiers," Shahid said. He said investigators had been sent to the site to try to figure out what happened. It was not clear if the assailant was killed.

    One U.S. official confirmed that the service member killed was American, while another confirmed that the civilian was also American. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the nationality of the dead had not yet been formally announced.

    The attacks are taking a toll on the partnership between international and Afghan forces, prompting the U.S. military to restrict operations with small-sized Afghan units earlier this month......snip~

    Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans - Yahoo! News
    Associated Press 4 hrs ago<<<<< More Here!


    Thats 50 killed and does not include the Wounded. This time there is conflicting reports on this story. First it was stated that the Afghans came upon the NATO checkpoint and a firefight ensued. Killing the US Contractor and a US servicemen. Now this piece is describing the incident quite differently.

    As this was all over the Radio last night. Including that how some of the Afghan Army Higher ups wants us gone and are actually creating a worse relationship to work with them.

    Truhtfully, I don't know what to think about it. As like I stated the Radio Stations were a buzz with the Story this Morning. All I know is I am tired of hearing how are guys keep getting shot in the back. Do you think the Afghanis would stop if we found out which Higher up is causing the problem and we remove him from the game permanently. That they would get the message. Thoughts?

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    Re: Afghan Green on Blue Attack Results in Death of Americans......

    No one else tired of our guys getting shot in the back? What if our troops are having to engage other Afghan Army Units in firefights? When do we say enough is enough? When will our so called leaders speak out?

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    Afghan Inside Attack Kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, Marking 2000 US Troop Deaths

    An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war, officials said Sunday.

    The string of insider attacks is one of the greatest threats to NATO's mission in the country, endangering a partnership key to training up Afghan security forces and withdrawing international troops.

    Saturday's shooting took place at an Afghan army checkpoint just outside a joint U.S.-Afghan base in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman.

    "Initial reports indicate that a misunderstanding happened between Afghan army soldiers and American soldiers," Shahid said. He said investigators had been sent to the site to try to figure out what happened.

    Afghan soldiers and policemen -- or militants in their uniforms -- have gunned down more than 50 foreign troops so far this year, eroding the trust between coalition forces and their Afghan partners. An equal number of Afghan policemen and soldiers also died in these attacks, giving them reason as well to be suspicious of possible infiltrators within their ranks.

    The attacks are taking a toll on the partnership between international and Afghan forces, prompting the U.S. military to restrict operations with small-sized Afghan units earlier this month.

    The close contact -- with coalition forces working side by side with Afghan troops as advisers, mentors and trainers -- is a key part of the U.S. strategy for preparing the Afghans to take the lead in security operations as the U.S. and other nations prepare to pull out their last combat troops at the end of 2014, just 27 months away.
    Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, marking 2,000 US troop deaths | Fox News

    and general allen insists these insider attacks are NOT taliban directed

    Insider Attacks Don't Threaten U.S. Strategy, Allen Says - Businessweek

    denial does not a good war strategy make

    obama's pentagon plays ostrich

    allen attributes the frightening frequency of green vs blue assassinations to "personal grievances and stress"

    ie, "a misunderstanding happened"

    no wonder an internal army poll last month found that faith in the direction the military is going is at an all time low

    Internal Army Poll: Only 26% of Officers Say Army Headed in Right Direction--'Political Correctness' Cited | CNSNews.com

    political correctness was cited as one of the most common complaints

    meanwhile, in the last 24 hours:

    String of Iraq car bomb blasts kill at least 32 | Reuters

    Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh | Reuters

    Child killed in Kenya church grenade attack | Reuters

    AP: Bomb explodes near North Nigerian school

    AP: Grendade attack on fair in Thailand wounds 30

    AP: Car bomb kills 4 in Eastern Syria

    obama, november 07: Obama Flashback: The Day I'm Inaugurated The World Will Look At Us Differently

    too busy to meet with bibi, too compromised to conference with morsi, obama went on the view last week

    Obama: Marginalize Anti-Islam Video By Ignoring It - YouTube

    too late

    incoherence, denial, apology, retreat---obama's middle east policy

    look at the results

    no wonder bill clinton called him an amateur
    Last edited by The Prof; 09-30-12 at 12:59 PM.

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    Re: Afghan Inside Attack Kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, Marking 2000 US Troop Deaths

    Thanks Prof.....maybe they can merge our threads. As I have this put up in the ME thread. I was just asking about it too.

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    Re: Afghan Inside Attack Kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, Marking 2000 US Troop Deaths

    yesterday:

    Thousands of people thronged the streets of Karachi on Saturday in the latest protest against a US-made anti-Islam film, police and witnesses said.

    The protesters, who included activists from Sunni Tehreek, wore green and white headbands as they marched through the city’s main MA Jinnah road while some trampled on the American flag.

    They chanted slogans including “Hang the American film maker” and “We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the honour of Prophet Mohammed.”

    Shafiq Ahmad, a senior police officer in Karachi, said there were “at least 15,000” protesters while rally organizers claimed “millions of people” participated.

    Police beefed up security before the rally, while paramilitary forces were also deployed.
    Religious parties rally against anti-Islam film in Karachi – The Express Tribune

    friday:

    Libyan demonstrators lobbed hand grenades at security forces and set cars ablaze after a rally in Benghazi on Friday in support of a hardline Salafist group which was evicted from the second city.

    More than 200 men converged on Benghazi's Al-Jalaa Hospital, which was guarded by members of Ansar al-Sharia until Friday of last week, when anti-militia protesters forced them out, an AFP correspondent reported.

    Interior ministry forces fired warning shots in the air from inside the base. Demonstrators responded by throwing hand grenades at the outer walls and torching two parked cars.

    Troops arrived quickly on the scene and the crowd dispersed. Some 25 soldiers took up position around the building.

    Violence last Friday killed 11 people in Benghazi.
    Pro-Salafist rally in Libya's Benghazi turns violent

    leading from behind, anyone?

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    Re: Afghan Inside Attack Kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, Marking 2000 US Troop Deaths

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, marking 2,000 US troop deaths | Fox News

    and general allen insists these insider attacks are NOT taliban directed

    Insider Attacks Don't Threaten U.S. Strategy, Allen Says - Businessweek

    denial does not a good war strategy make

    obama's pentagon plays ostrich

    allen attributes the frightening frequency of green vs blue assassinations to "personal grievances and stress"

    ie, "a misunderstanding happened"

    no wonder an internal army poll last month found that faith in the direction the military is going is at an all time low

    Internal Army Poll: Only 26% of Officers Say Army Headed in Right Direction--'Political Correctness' Cited | CNSNews.com

    political correctness was cited as one of the most common complaints

    meanwhile, in the last 24 hours:

    String of Iraq car bomb blasts kill at least 32 | Reuters

    Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh | Reuters

    Child killed in Kenya church grenade attack | Reuters

    AP: Bomb explodes near North Nigerian school

    AP: Grendade attack on fair in Thailand wounds 30

    AP: Car bomb kills 4 in Eastern Syria

    obama, november 07: *Obama Flashback: The Day I'm Inaugurated The World Will Look At Us Differently

    too busy to meet with bibi, too compromised to conference with morsi, obama went on the view last week

    Obama: Marginalize Anti-Islam Video By Ignoring It - YouTube

    too late

    incoherence, denial, apology, retreat---obama's middle east policy

    look at the results

    no wonder bill clinton called him an amateur


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    USAF = brave soldiers*

    Afghanistan = deeply independent, fundamentalist Islamic region

    Afghan Mentality : grave of empires, foreigners are trying to take us over*

    Solution = get ISAF troops out, keep Northern Alliance relationships, make Khazi responsible for country.
    His calls, his culture, his Afghanistan. Air support should it be wished.*

    Why are we trying to westernise a desert the Russians pulled out of?

    Our friends shouldn't be dying for a Desert.

    Ron Paul:
    "There really is nothing for us to win in Afghanistan. Our mission has morphed from apprehending those who attacked us, to apprehending those who threaten or dislike us for invading their country, to remaking an entire political system and even a culture This is an expensive, bloody, endless exercise in futility. Not everyone is willing to admit this just yet. But every second they spend in denial has real costs in lives and livelihoods Many of us can agree on one thing, however. Our military spending in general has grown way out of control."

    This is not Vietnam they were tougher and more organised.

    This is however futility.

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    Re: Afghan Green on Blue Attack Results in Death of Americans......

    Can I get a Mod to merge this with the Prof thread on the same topic in Breaking News?

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    Re: Afghan Inside Attack Kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, Marking 2000 US Troop Deaths

    obama ESCALATED

    Obama sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan - World - CBC News

    he campaigned on afghanistan as the right war, the good war

    Obama's Tough Sell on Afghanistan - US News and World Report

    at the un last week, in between visits with the view and beyonce, obama congratulated himself: "america and our allies will end our war on schedule in 2014"

    Full Text: President Obama's Speech at the United Nations General Assembly - NationalJournal.com

    wars don't have schedules, mr amateur

    commanders in chief oughta know

    in the general assembly, ostrich obama went on to reference the very video he says should be marginalized 8 separate times

    he effectively promotes the damn thing

    the more you apologize, the more they (naturally) think you're guilty

    denial, obfuscation, equivocation, retreat---obama/clinton 2012

    worry

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    Re: Afghan Inside Attack Kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, Marking 2000 US Troop Deaths

    I can't understand anything that's going on in this topic, I hate you Prof.

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    Re: Afghan Inside Attack Kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, Marking 2000 US Troop Deaths

    I can't understand anything that's going on in this topic
    then read the links, silly

    ibd, cns, reuters, ap, the express, cbc, usnwr, natjrn...

    don't be so lazy

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