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Afghan police pair 'kill seven colleagues' in Kandahar
« on: May 28, 2013, 10:11:55 AM »
Via the BBC:

At least seven policemen have been killed in a gun attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials say.

A police chief said two Afghan police officers, who had recently rejoined the force after defecting to the Taliban, opened fire on their colleagues.

The Taliban said that they had carried out the killings.

At least 14 Afghan police and soldiers have died in a string of attacks by insurgents since Monday.
'Stolen weapons'

Ahmad Jawed Faisal, spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, said the two attackers had been invited by a commander to eat dinner at a checkpoint in the remote district of Arghistan, near the Pakistan border.

"Two men asked police to let them spend the night in their post. The police accepted and gave them food," Mr Faisal told the news agency AFP.

"After dinner, the men grabbed the guns of the policemen and shot dead seven police, wounded one and fled."

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Re: Afghan police pair 'kill seven colleagues' in Kandahar
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 04:26:34 PM »
There is one successful course of action.  One.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Afghan police pair 'kill seven colleagues' in Kandahar
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 05:07:40 PM »
We shed far too many lives, for these people. We should have worked Balkan style, from the air.

Mingling among them, subjects us to their terrorist tactics. They are not worth the risk.

We need to radically review our overall approach to war with the Islamic world.

The only thing that's stops them is big defeats. The kind that stall them for decades and centuries.

That would mean making flat warnings: For every one of ours, we will kill 1,000 of yours. Therefore a roadside bomb killing 5 Americans, equals a town of 5,000.

Target towns which harbor enemies of ours.

Just do it a few times, and observe if it works. I think it will.

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