The whole U.S. military brass needs to be either reeducated (if that is at all possible) or put out to pasture. They are not only derelict in their duty to protect; Â they are killing our best and brightest due to incompetence and ignorance of our enemies ideology.
Is there any doubt that this advice comes from highly paid Islamic ‘advisors’ to the military?
Denial, dhimmitude, subservience. What do you expect from today’s military establishment? In reality, no amount of “respect for Islam” and humility from American troops will prevent these attacks, because the imperative for them is rooted in Islam’s doctrines of warfare against unbelievers. But since the U.S. Army prefers to pretend that those doctrines don’t exist, we get this.
“Pocket Guide Advises US Troops to ‘Avoid Arrogance,’ ‘Respect Islam’ in Order to Prevent ‘Green on Blue’ Attacks,” fromÂ Truthout, August 24 via JW.
Commander in Chief. The ultimate disgrace.
US military personnel in Afghanistan have been told to “respect Islam, Koran or a mosque” and “Afghan women, elders and children” in order to prevent so-called “green on blue” attacks, where Afghan security forces turn their weapons on the coalition soldiers who have trained them, according to anunclassified Army pocket reference guide given to all US military personnel in the country obtained by Truthout.The reference guide, “Inside the Wire Threats – Afghanistan Green on Blue,” referred to as a “smartcard,” was distributed to military personnel in early February, right around the time “green on blue” attacks started to increase, along with a detailed “handbook ” under the same name, which Truthout is seeking from US Army Training and Doctrine Command under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The handbook was the subject of a previous FOIA request filed in April by conservative author Bob McCarty. Last week, McCarty withdrew his request after he was informed a new FOIA exemption created with the passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes “critical infrastructure security information” to be withheld unless a requester can justify why the public interest outweighs the withholding of those types of records.
Truthout obtained the “Inside the Wire Threats – Afghanistan Green on Blue” reference guide from a US military official who recently returned from Afghanistan. It is marked “For Official Use Only” and was approved by Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, deputy chief of staff for operations, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan. A US military official described it as a “handy pocket tool that all troops in theater can fold up into fours and carry with them.”
The guide says “pre-deployment training,” the incorporation of “inside the wire attack threads [sic] and scenarios” into “rehearsals and exercises” for combat training commands and marine training commands and an “understanding of Afghan culture” in “your AO/AOR [area of operations/area of responsibility]” is essential in staving off “green on blue” attacks.
“The key is for local Commanders to prevent complacency and conduct risk assessments with Green on Blue in mind,” states a quote from MacFarland that appears at the top of the four-panel reference guide.
Whether these and other recommendations have been implemented and acted upon is unknown. An ISAF spokesman did not respond to requests for comment….
In the “Friendly Forces Prevention Tools (Blue)” section of the reference guide, one of the bullet points says a “bond of trust” should be established “between ANSF and ISAF members” and that US troops should “avoid arrogance, i.e., belief that ISAF culture is superior to Afghan culture.” Moreover, US service members should “maintain professionalism, respect, and dignity of ANSF [Afghan National Security Forces] officers and soldiers.”
“Avoid public rebukes; counsel in private jointly with ANSF chain of command,” states another bullet point in that section, and “involve ANSF in patrol briefs, de-briefs, AARs [After Action Reviews], and social/sport activities.”
Another bullet point says ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) need to “maintain uniform accountability to deprive insurgents from impersonating ANSF.” Pentagon officials have blamed some of the green on blue attacks on insurgents who gained access to ANSF uniforms.
The prevention tools section goes on to advise US service members to maintain “positive control of personal weapons and ammunition” and “know and understand current weapon status.”
According to CNN, citing unnamed sources, Allen recently ordered US forces to carry loaded weapons “around the clock” following the recent spate of “green on blue” attacks.
How insane is it that they weren’t doing so already?
The reference guide instructs US military personnel to be wary of ANSF members whoÂ complain “about other nations or religions,”Â display “abrupt behavioral shifts,” “cuts ties with unit, family, friends” and defends “radical groups or ideologies.” Those are “observable indicators” that would suggest an ANSF soldier could be planning a “green on blue” attack….The guide also provides US military personnel with instructions on how to respond to a “green on blue” attack if they are armed: “Suppress, neutralize, and/or destroy target(s) whileÂ minimizing threat to friendly forcesÂ and limiting collateral damage to civilians,” reads one bullet point.
If US soldiers areÂ unarmedÂ during a “green on blue” attack they should “execute rehearsed actions on contact,” and “have an escape route and plan in mind – hopefully two.” Under a “last resort” if there is an imminent danger to the US soldier’s life, “act with extreme violence.”
In the event of civilian casualties during a “green on blue” attack, one bullet point instructs US service members to “share findings of investigation through ShuraÂ [an Arabic word for “consultation”] or other means; ISAF leaders must meet with Afghan leaders and encourage them to tell locals what happened.”
“Make amends if necessary through:Â apology, compensation, referral to other agencies, or assistance” and “provide an explanation in the local language to Afghan media with ANSF IO [information officer] message out front,” states two other bullet points.