Afghanistanization: Reaching out to the puppet

Posted in Bombing Paupers, War On Terror at 3:41 pm by George Smith

From the wire:

“We’ve been watching with deep concern these so-called green-on-blue attacks, where you have Afghan individuals, some of whom are actually enrolled in the Afghan military, … attacking coalition forces,” Obama said.

There have been 32 insider attacks so far this year involving 36 shooters that have led to 40 coalition deaths, just over half of them Americans. Some 69 coalition troops have been wounded. That’s a sharp increase from 2011, when 35 coalition troops killed, 24 of whom were U.S. troops during the year …

“I’ll be reaching out to President Karzai as well because we’ve got to make sure that we’re on top of this,” Obama said …

[Last] week, the Pentagon said only about 11 percent of so-called “insider attacks” by Afghans against NATO troops this year were due to Taliban infiltration, with the vast majority due to other motives, including personal grudges. Why there would be a sudden increase in personal grudges and other vendettas remains unclear.

Personal grudges and vendettas, two weasel words as different indicators of delusion.

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