An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday and then fled into the desolate darkness of southern Afghanistan. This is the third such attack against coalition forces in just one week.
Thirty one (31) coalition service members have now died this year at the hands of Afghan forces or insurgents disguised in Afghan uniforms according to NATO. Friday’s deadly shooting took place in the volatile Sangin district of Helmand province. Sangin’s district chief and the Taliban both identified the gunman as Asadullah, a member of the Afghan National Police who was helping the Marines train the Afghan Local Police. Sangin was a Taliban stronghold for years.
Compared to 25 attacks already this year that have killed 31 foreign troops, there were 11 such attacks and 20 deaths in 2011. Each of the previous two years saw five such attacks. The NATO coalition says it takes the rise in “green-on-blue” attacks seriously, but insists they are not a sign of trouble for the plan to hand over security to Afghan forces. Brig. General Gunter Katz, a spokesman for NATO troops said, “We are confident that those isolated incidents will have no effect on transition or on the quality of our forces.” Isolated? Is this guy frigging kidding?
We accidentally burn some of the Muslim’s bibles and Obama brings his true responsibilities to a screeching halt, so he can apologize to the Muslims and promise them justice will be done. Obama hasn’t said a single word about this atrocity. Why isn’t Obama screaming he wants answers and someone will be brought to justice for these murders? Is he to busy campaigning? Does he even really care?
These so-called “isolated” incidents (how comfortably the General called them incidents instead of murder) are rising at an alarming rate. NATO is taking this seriously? They are confident in the quality of trained Afghan forces? This may be the biggest bunch of bull crap I’ve heard all year, but the bigger bunch of bull is we’ve heard not a word from Obama about these murders. Commander-in-Chief? Don’t urinate down my back and tell me its raining. Obama commands nothing and the only thing he is chief of is lies!