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This is unbelievable.
Don’t look now but the Obama Administration blamed the numerous “friendly fire” attacks in Afghanistan this year on US troops.

U.S. Army specialist Mabry Anders (L), who was killed in an attack by an Afghan army soldier in Afghanistan on August 27, 2012, is pictured with his mother Genevieve Woydziak (C) and his stepfather Troy Woydziak in this undated handout family photo obtained by Reuters September 26, 2012. The “insider attack” also took the life of another U.S. soldier, Sergeant Christopher Birdwell. (REUTERS/Anders Family)

If the US troops were just more respectful the Afghans would not be killing them.
The New York Post reported, via Pat Dollard:

Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers have been killed by “green on blue” attacks this year alone. The situation is so bad that the training of Afghan forces has been temporarily suspended.

How has the Pentagon responded?

By blaming our troops.

Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so it’s stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.

If you don’t want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, don’t offend their religious sensibilities. Don’t kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. “There’s a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview. Dempsey echoes the concerns of Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, the Afghan National Army’s chief of staff, who earlier this month argued both sides need to do more to “teach” foreign troops Islamic traditions and values to reduce the chance of violent reactions to cultural slights. “It is our duty to teach this to them. Our indifference about these issues causes the incident,” he said.

What an ignorant and insensitive statement.
Tell this to the parents of one of our brave heroes.

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Why don't we start giving the Afghans insensitivity training?  Why is it medieval cultures are so touchy?  No wonder it was called the Dark Ages when Christianity went through the same sort of nonsense.
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Their utterly irrational response to the slightest insult, real or imagined, is their own doing. We do not cause it, and we shouldn't act like it justifies their outrageous and violent acts.
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The Afghans have found that they can play the American commanders, and they do it well. Americans go into an area with this "Good Old Boy" attitude. They think that the Afghans will respect a handshake, or will keep a promise. It isn't so. The Afghani will do what is advantageous to himself, period. They are NOT our friends.

These deaths are the result of the Clintonesque political correctness BS that has permeated the military. Any commander who is afraid to take action because his "buddy" the Afghani may be insulted  needs to be dismissed.

I just got a face full of obama.

I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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