Once again, reality blows up Obama's fantasist foreign policy. He avoids reality, but we cannot avoid the consequences of his avoiding reality. And who pays? Our brave soldiers, with their lives. The bodies pile up week after week, month after month, year after year; unprecedented losses in the Afghan war under Obama's pro-jihad, anti-freedom approach. "Obama's epic failure in Afghanistan" WND
More of the poisonous fruit from Obama's anti-freedom foreign policy (and yes, I am tired of saying that, I was tired when I wrote the Obama book back in 2009). Last month it was announced that Mullah Omar can run for president in Afghanistan. That would be like allowing Hitler (had he been alive) to run for fuhrer after the war. Mullah Omar has been wanted by the U.S. State Department since October 2001. There's a ten million dollar reward on his head. He sheltered Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda killers in the years prior to the September 11 attacks. He had a hand in the 911 attacks, and is directing the Taliban's ongoing war against the U.S.-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan.
Obama has declared that Afghanistan is a "major non-NATO ally." The non-NATO ally declaration allows for streamlined defense cooperation, more money, expedited purchasing ability of American equipment, and easier export control regulations. And he has committed to more jizya for the Taliban.
Obama continues to stalk and chase these jihadist murderers. Hussein shames the nation, and puts our troops in harm's way.
"Three US special forces gunned down by traitor Afghan soldier they were training - the THIRD such deadly betrayal of allied forces in a week" Daily Mail, August 10, 2012 (thanks to DCat)
- Three members of America's special operation forces killed by Afghan solider after he invited them to security meeting
- U.S. soldier killed and two others injured on attack by Afghan soldier on Tuesday
- On Wednesday suicide bombers in Kunar province killed three NATO members and one Afghan civilian
- Thursday Afghan soldiers tried to gun down NATO troops; an Afghan soldier was killed
Three members of America's special operations forces were killed by a local Afghan police commander in the country's Helmand province this morning.
The Afghan police commander opened fire on the three Americans after inviting them to dinner at his outpost under the pretext of having a meeting to discuss security.
Another service member was injured in the ambush in southern Afghanistan, which is the third deadly attack on coalition forces this week where eight Americans have been killed.
A member of the US Army pets a dog at a checkpoint in Khost Province. NATO troops are training and working alongside Afghan soldiers as they take increasing responsibility for the anti-insurgency campaign
The attack which killed three soldiers this morning is the latest in a series of so-called green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan. The Afghan soldiers in the picture are not related to the incident
The lone gunman fled after attacking the troops while their guard was down. He is still on the loose and is being hunted, reported NBC. The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.
The troops were killed while attending the dinner meeting in the Sarwan Qlal area, in what appears to be a planned attack. Also at the dinner were recruits to the Afghan Local Police, a village militia being trained by American special forces, according to an Afghan official.
'It looks like he had drawn up a plan to kill them previously,' an Afghan official said of the lone shooter. It is not clear if he was wearing military or police uniform during the attack.
The shooting happened in Sangin district of Helmand, said U.S. military spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge.
No further details were given but Maj. Hodge said the military were investigating.
The attack is the third killing this week of coalition soldiers by Afghans they are training to take over responsibility for security once most international forces leave in 2014.
Members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard in Laghman province as NATO troops train them in preparation for their withdrawal in 2014
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said by telephone that the attacker, whom he identified as a member of Helmand police named Asadullah, had joined the insurgency after his attack.
Ahmadi said the man was helping U.S. forces train the Afghan Local Police troops.
The U.S. is hoping the Afghan Local Police will be a key force to fight the insurgency after most international troops withdraw.
Also Friday, NATO said another coalition service member died after an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan. It gave no further details. The death brings to 19 the number of coalition troops killed in Afghanistan this month.
And elsewhere in Helmand province Friday, six Afghan civilians were killed when their car hit a roadside bomb, one of thousands planted by insurgents across the volatile region. Helmand police official Mohammad Ismail Khan said the bomb killed three children, two women and a man.
Last night's attack came at the end of a week of violence; on Tuesday, two gunmen wearing Afghan army uniforms killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others in Paktia province in the east.
The Taliban took responsibility for the attack. The gunmen escaped after the shooting and a search is underway to track them down.
Victims: Army Major Thomas E. Kennedy, 35, left, and Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, 45, were killed in a twin suicide attack in the Kunar province on Wednesday. The troops were assigned to units based at Fort Carson in Colorado
Killed: Walter D. Gray died in Wednesday's suicide bombing attack
On Wednesday, suicide bombers killed three members of a Nato patrol and an American working for the State Department's ASAID programme in eastern Afghanistan.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing which happened in Kunar province, an eastern stronghold of the insurgency that lies along the volatile border with Pakistan where militants have hideouts.
Two attackers wearing suicide vests detonated their explosives as a Nato foot patrol passed by the headquarters of the provincial government.
The U.S. government identified the four Americans killed earlier in the week. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's statement said USAID foreign service officer Ragaei Abdelfattah, three coalition service members and an Afghan civilian were killed. A State Department diplomat was injured.
The Defense Department identified the three troops killed in Kunar as Air Force Maj. Walter D. Gray, of Conyers, Ga.; Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, of West Point, N.Y.; and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, of Laramie, Wyo.
And on Thursday, two Afghan soldiers tried to gun down a group of NATO troops outside a military base in eastern Afghanistan. No international forces were killed, but one of the attackers was killed as NATO forces shot back.
This year has seen a rising number of so-called 'green-on-blue' attacks in which Afghan security forces, or insurgents disguised in their uniforms, kill their U.S. or NATO partners.
So far this year, 30 coalition troops have been killed in 20 such attacks. That compares with 11 fatal attacks and 20 deaths the previous year. In 2007 and 2008 there was a combined total of four attacks and four deaths.
The worrying rise in 'green-on-blue' attacks raises questions over the merit of U.S. troops training Afghan police and soldiers in order to hand over security responsibilities come 2014.
This mentoring means Western troops living and working in very close quarters with their Afghan counterparts.
Both coalition and Afghan officials say that the majority of the attacks are because of personal antagonism between the counterparts rather than being the result of Taliban infiltration.
Deadly week: On Tuesday two gunman wearing Afghan army uniforms killed a U.S. soldier in the Paktia province. Four Americans died on Wednesday in a suicide bombing attack in the Kunar province
Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz described Friday’s attack as ‘tragic’ but told CBS is did not reflect the ‘security situation’ calling the shooting an ‘isolated incident.’
'We're confident this won't stop operations,' the ISAF spokesman told CBS. 'We trust our Afghan partners. But we're looking at how to mitigate incidents.'
Katz detailed the Afghan security forces extensive vetting process which involves recruits getting two character references from local elders, as well as biometric, medical and drug tests.
Nonetheless, with the increase of ‘green-on-blue’ attacks destroying trust between the coalition and Afghan troops, U.S. units now select a ‘guardian angel’ to watch over fellow troops - including when they sleep - at the joint bases.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Taliban released a sickening video showing an Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. soldier and injured two others being welcomed back into the insurgent encampment.
On May 11 the soldier – who the Taliban named as Mamood – turned on his American trainers and opened fire.
First Lt Alejo Thompson, a father of two young children, was killed in the ambush in eastern Afghanistan.
The disturbing video shows the soldier being hailed as a hero. Elders embrace him and adorn him with necklaces strung with flowers. They congratulate him on his deed as he smiles for the camera.