Wow, That Was Fast!
Stars & Stripes reports that “partnered operatons” between NATO and Afghanistan troops have resumed after a respite of a few days in reaction to “green-on-blue attacks” in the last several months.
“We needed buy-in from our Afghan partners that they take this threat as seriously as we do,” [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey] said.
Dempsey, recently back from a trip to Afghanistan, said he believes Afghans do take the threat very seriously.
So, Afghans weren’t taking the attacks seriously three weeks ago, but they are now?
In mid-2009, Panetta said, “Afghanistan faced a real prospect that the Taliban would overtake the country. … I think there was a real risk that the mission in Afghanistan might very well fail.”
But now, he said, the situation is “considerably different and improved.”
That’s simply amazing that in the space of few days attitudes have been changed 180 degrees. No, what’s really amazing is that Panetta and Demspey think that we’re buying this horseshit. It was just last week that Dempsey and Panetta were blaming our own troops and their insensitivity to Afghan culture for the attacks and now suddenly everything is fine again. Well, until the next sneak attack.http://thisainthell.us/