“We may never know what motivated him”--Australia’s Defence Minister Stephen Smith
How long are the American people going to accept our troops serving as a shooting gallery for Afghan jihadis who are our putative allies? Barack Obama and General John Allen ought to be placed on trial for criminal incompetence.
“3 NATO troops killed in attack by man in Afghan uniform,” from theÂ Associated Press, August 29 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
KABUL, Afghanistan â€“ The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan says three of its troops have been killed by a man in an Afghan army uniform.The attack is the latest in a rising number of disturbing shootings this year by Afghans soldiers — or insurgents dressed as government troops — on the international forcesÂ training them to fight the TalibanÂ as the international coalition withdraws.
Training the Taliban to fight the Taliban.
Similar “insider attacks” have been rising sharply, with 34 of them so far this year. Forty-five coalition members have been killed, mostly Americans.At least a dozen of this year’s attacks have been in the past month, raising questions of a new Taliban strategy.