While the US forces in Afghanistan and the afghan government are mouthing the words that there is no conspiracy against US troops among their Afghan allies, known as Green-on-blue attacks, we get this link from Tman and ABC News describing a video in which they describe a video of Taliban soldiers welcoming home a perpetrator of such an attack.
“I opened fire on three Americans who were sitting together,” the man explains calmly in the video. “The reason I killed them is because they have occupied our country. They are enemies of our religion and they kill our innocent people.”
In another scene, the rogue soldier is seated outside a wooden structure, surrounded by armed insurgents, some of whose faces are blurred. Standing in a row in front are dozens of young madrassa students, who pump their fists into the air cheering “Jihad, Jihad” and “Long Live the warrior.”
Yeah, opening fire on three unarmed soldiers isn’t exactly the stuff of warriors, but whatever, Mahmood.
In the past, NATO and Afghan officials have said most of the attacks are motivated not by support for the Taliban, but for “private reasons” including grievances against local Afghan commanders, ethnic feuds, and depression. Senior U.S. officials have insisted the attacks don’t indicate a high level of Taliban infiltration into the army.
Today’s video shows otherwise, suggesting that rogue Afghan soldiers who kill their American counterparts will find strong support among insurgents. The presence of so many young children in the video also suggests a new generation of green-on-blue attackers could be waiting in the wings.
As folks here have told us, US soldiers are unarmed when working with their Afghan counterparts which tends to draw fire. I guess because the State Department is writing policy in the combat zone (remember when Karl Eickenberry, that dick, wouldn’t let security people carry their weapons in the US Embassy in Afghanistan for whatever stupid reason).
Now Mahmood shot three soldiers and got away…if those three soldiers had been armed, he might have got one before he himself was ventilated thoroughly, the possibility of which might have thwarted the whole thing in the first place.
I don’t care how “few” times the military says it happens, once is too many times. What’s the deal with having unarmed US soldiers in a war zone? This sounds like a Joe Biden strategy, right up there with ninja zombie robots.