U.S. military chiefs ordered troops to surrender, under the guise of "courageous constraint," and not open fire on Taliban Muslim fighters planting mines in case they disturb local people. Troops were warned that they could be charged with murder if they shot any Taliban without permission from above.
Such surrender and stupidty is without equal. I expect Obama to start demanding our soliders serve them breakfast (halal, of course) in bed.
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Soldiers ordered not to shoot Taliban as they plant mines... because it WAKES UP locals July 18 By Daily Mail Reporter (hat tip Paul B)
Soldiers were ordered not to open fire on Taliban fighters planting mines in case they disturb local people, it has been claimed.
U.S. military chiefs ordered troops to exercise 'courageous constraint' and even warned them they could be charged with murder if they shot any Taliban without permission from above.
The claims were made by a former Royal Marine who spoke out following the inquest into the death of Sergeant Peter Rayner last week.
Don't shoot: A former marine says troops were warned they could be charged with murder if they shot Taliban, pictured, without permission from above
At the hearing in Bradford, his widow Wendy Rayner revealed how her husband was blown up days after senior officers had apparently 'laughed off' his complaints that insurgents were being allowed to plant explosive devices unchallenged.
The 34-year-old phoned his wife in a ‘highly stressed’ state four days before his death and was upset that his fears were not taken seriously.
She said he and his men had watched the enemy, using night-vision goggles, plant improvised explosive devices and were not allowed to attack them. He was allegedly told by one officer: ‘I am an Army Captain and you will do your job.’