Afghan Soldier Shoots Two US Soldiers in Faryab Province

Second ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack in Two Days

Marking the second “green-on-blue” attack in the past two days, an Afghan soldiers has turned his gun on NATO soldiers, injuring two US soldiers before being killed himself in return fire.

Afghan officials familiar with the incident say that the soldier, who has not been named, was carrying out training missions with the US forces in Faryab Province. There was no indication of an argument before the shooting, but the Taliban claimed credit for it.

Just yesterday, an Afghan policeman attacked and killed three US civilian contractors, who were also involved in a training mission in the Herat Province. An Afghan translator and an unnamed foreign adviser were also wounded.

Such attacks have become increasingly common over the past year, and while a few have involved Taliban “infiltrators” most of them have been the result of arguments or disagreements with the occupation forces.

By Jason Ditz

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  1. Nicole 5 years ago

    On this side we believe in human rithgs, women’s rithgs, freedom, justice, democracy. From that side, they are fundamentally against these values”No. On “That Side”,they believe in God,they call Him Allah. Allahu Akhbar! There’s a battle cry that men will die for,”God Is Great”! try,”human rithgs,women’s rithgs,gay rithgs,secularism” for a war cry, just doesn’t inspire,and it just doesn’t work.When we,the Allies first decided to set foot in Afghanistan,I knew it would end up this way,not because I’m a genius,but because I recognize what we have become.We,the West,the civilized first world, have become decadent,lazy,fearful unbelievers,and faced with a determined foe who DOES believe in something other than politically correct sound bites,we must always lose.It’s the nature of war,and we aren’t prepared spiritually or psychologically,to fight a war. We can only posture and expound on our high ideals,which the Taliban and MB,Al-Qaeda,etc., see for the sophistry it is.We should have hit Afghanistan hard,blown the hell out of the place,and left it a smouldering ruin,then gone home. By so doing,we’d still have the myth of might, of extreme power,and MAYBE,the enemy would fear us for a while.But,when we stayed, our weaknesses became more apparent every day,and the enemy knows all he has to do is WAIT,bide his time,and we’ll collapse and go home with our tail hanging low,just like we have so many times in the last forty years.The West,led by the U.S.,is like ancient Rome, we still look good on paper,but we haven’t the morale or the conviction to win a war any more.We are no longer the people that distinguished themselves at the Somme,Vimy Ridge,Guadalcanal,Normandy,we’re the grandchildren of those people,and we simply don’t have the belief,in ourselves or anything else,to stay on the top.Good article by Glavin,he ends it rather bitterly,perhaps recognizing,at last,that our leaders have feet of clay.

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