Afghan soldier wounds 3 US troops in insider attack

U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan, nearly 11 years after they invaded in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
    
Why?

If after 11 years of fighting Afghan troops can’t defend themselves, they will never be up to the task.

 


 Al-Qaida.

Only small numbers of the terrorist group’s fighters are still in Afghanistan, and their iconic leader, Osama bin Laden, is long dead. But the threat represented by the group that carried out the 9/11 attacks is still the main reason Americans are still fighting and dying there.
    
The logic goes like this: If U.S. and allied forces were to leave before the Afghans can defend themselves, the Taliban would regain power. And if they were in charge, then al-Qaida would not be far behind.
    
In that view of what’s at stake, al-Qaida would once again have a launching pad for attacks on American soil.
    
What’s often overlooked in that scenario is an answer to this question: Why, after so many years of foreign help, are the Afghans still not capable of self-defense? And who can say when they will get to that point?

An Afghan soldier opened fire on US troops as they were training Afghan forces on a base in Helmand province.

Three US soldiers were wounded in the first reported insider attack this year, where Afghan security personnel opened fire on their coalition counterparts.

Resolute Support, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, acknowledged the incident in a statement released on Twitter.

 

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The assault was carried out by an Afghan National Army officer from the 215 Maiwand Army Corps “during a military training exercise,”

US troops reportedly killed the Afghan soldier. The 215 Maiwand Army Corps is based in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, which is heavily contested by the Taliban.

 

 

In the past, the Taliban has infiltrated Afghan security forces to carry out such strikes or convinced soldiers or policemen to turn their weapons on Coalition personnel. In 2012, Mullah Omar, the founder and first emir of the Taliban, announced that he created the “Call and Guidance, Luring and Integration” department, “with branches … now operational all over the country,” to encourage defections and strikes on coalition forces.

Today’s insider, or green-on-blue assault, is the first recorded by FDD’s Long War Journal since Oct. 2016, when a gunman dressed in an Afghan army uniform killed a US soldier and a US contractor, and wounded another US soldier and two more contractors, in Kabul.

In the other recorded insider attack in 2016, afghan soldiers turned their guns on Romanian troops during a training exercise on a base in Kandahar in May. Two Romanian troops were killed and another was wounded.

These incidents have decreased from 44 in 2012 to just two in 2016. This is due to a dramatic decrease in coalition forces as well as improved security measures. However, many insider attacks remain unreported. [For in-depth information, see Green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan: the data.]  (Source)

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD’s Long War Journal.

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SEALS Forced to Abort Hostage Rescue Mission While Obama Vacationed

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Sadly this posting is absolutely true.

 

A group of Navy SEALS were forced to return from a hostage rescue mission in Afghanistan after President Barack Obama failed to approve their operation while he was on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

According to sources speaking to Ami Newswire, the special operations force traveled swiftly to recover two hostages, but were ordered to stand down because Obama did not have time to approve the mission.

Add it to the continually growing list of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by this narcissistic moron.

Exactly how  many ways can one spell chicken shit, bony ass, big eared incompetent can full of smashed assholes?

Can it be spelled backwards?

 

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Let’s just simplify it using one fitting word: Obama

Breitbart News Service

by Charlie Spiering
Sept. 10 2016

Rangers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and a multi-purpose canine pause during a nighttime combat mission in Afghanistan.

The above image chosen to replace one of Obama in a golf cart

 

Obama approved the mission a day later, but when the special forces team returned, the hostages had been moved just four hours earlier, according to the report.

The two civilian hostages are English teachers: United States citizen Kevin King and Australian citizen Timothy Weeks.

Details of the aborted mission were first reported by Fox News followed up by the Washington Post. Ami Newswire also interviewed sources with additional details about the mission.

Administration officials have offered additional details citing various layers of bureaucracy, but the mission still failed.

The missions took place Aug. 10 and 11, in Afghanistan, according to Ami Newswire, both days that Obama spent a large part of the day golfing in Martha’s Vineyard.

On August 10, Obama golfed from 10:30 a.m. – 3:19 p.m. at Vineyard Golf Club and on August 11, Obama golfed from 12:57 p.m. – 5:39 p.m at Mink Meadows Golf Course according to White House pool reports.

The hostages were never rescued.

 

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‘Blood will be spilled’ if Anus Haqqani is executed, Taliban threatens

crew-2231211Let’s just simplify this for everyone and call Anas what he really is, an “Anus.”

 

In fact, to further simplify things let’s call both of them “Anus,” and cut to the chase.

Seriously, when they aren’t killing people this is their favorite past time.

 

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Anas Haqqani and Qari Abdul Rashid Omari (a.k.a. Hafiz Rashid). NDS photos via Khaama Press.

The Taliban threatened to attack “judicial installations” if the Afghan government follows through on executing Anas Haqqani, the brother of the group’s deputy emir who is also the operational leader of the Haqqani Network.

“Anus” was detained in 2014 along with Qari Abdul Rasheed Omari, the Haqqani Network’s military commander for southeastern Afghanistan, after visiting the five Taliban leaders in Qatar who were exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier who deserted his unit in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban.

“Last time after the execution of the political prisoners many judicial installations were attacked giving severe blow to the government,” the Taliban said in a statement released on its official website, Voice of Jihad, on Sept. 2.

An Afghan court purportedly sentenced Anus to death in late August, Zee News reported at the end of the month.

Anas is the son of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of the Haqqani Network who serves as a member of the Quetta Shura, the Taliban’s executive council.

Anas’ brother, Sirajuddin, is the operational commander of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network who was named as one of the two deputies to Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the emir of the Taliban, in May 2016. Sirajuddin wields significant influence within the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban, and is also linked to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate.

 

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Taliban claims Kabul suicide assault near Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense

crew-2231211I won’t even pretend to understand this.

 

With the exception of Barry being commander-in-chief, the U.S. taxpayer funds both the Taliban and ISIS the same as they did with Osama bin Laden’s

preview_Project-Camelot-Logo-300-dpi-2It is being done by laundering money using Swiss banks in the operation called “Operation Camelot.” (Source)

The Taliban claimed credit for today’s suicide assault near the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul that killed more than 20 people, including Army and police officials.

The attack is the latest in a string of deadly assaults in the capital city over the past several months.

 

 

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There they are sitting with President Reagan, the U.S. has always preferred to fight its conflicts by proxy. (Source)

 

The attack began as the Taliban detonated “a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device” outside the Ministry of Defense, according to TOLONews.

As first responders gathered at the scene of the first bombing, a Taliban suicide bomber who is believed to have been wearing an Afghan National Army uniform detonated his explosives.

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid claimed the twin bombings on his official Twitter feed and confirmed local press reports that an IED blast was followed by a suicide bomber, or “martyr attack.”

“Powerful blast followed by martyr attack hit enemy in gate of MoD [Ministry of Defense] building as they were leaving duties afternoon today,” Muhajid claimed.

He also said that that 58 Afghan security personnel “including Gen. Raziq Panjsheri, PD2 [Kabul Police District 2] commander and his deputy and two guards” of President Ashraf Ghani.

Afghan officials estimated that 24 people were killed and 91 more were wounded.

While the Taliban routinely exaggerate the number of people killed in its attacks, Muhajid’s account that senior officials were killed was bolstered by press reports.

“Among the dead are Sayed Zaman, the police chief for PD2, and Razaq, the deputy chief of support for the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) Regiment Unit.

Also killed were Zaman’s deputy and the head of the intelligence unit for PD2. A number of other senior police officials are also among the dead,” TOLONews reported.

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Staff Sgt. Bales Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering 16 Afghan Cilvilians

crew-2231211They join the military to serve their country.

 

They they are among the best and the brightest of today’s voluntary military.

They are put in situations causing them to have P.T.S.D.

Now they fight for their own lives and the guys next to them, the members of their squad or platoon.

 

 

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They fight under bogus rules of engagement which the enemy does not follow.

robert-bales_2651259bThey flip out, go temporarily insane and the branch of the service spits them out  like water melon seeds.

There is something terribly wrong with this picture.

Just saying, what say you?  Please leave your comments below.

 

That picture was complemented by testimony from his brother and a childhood friend, who cast him as a social person growing up who took care of other people, including a disabled child.

 

Then three soldiers testified and described that they thought highly of Bales. And these were very well-respected soldiers who had gone on to great careers in the Army. They had said that Bales performed well in combat and was a good soldier to have in their units.

MARGARET WARNER: Did they offer any testimony that he had really suffered post-traumatic stress disorder or some kind of real psychological problem as a result of — I think this was his fourth combat deployment?

ADAM ASHTON: In the press, we absolutely were expecting that to come up, but it didn’t come up in court this week.

The defense chose not to pursue a mental health defense. The Army had a number of doctors ready to testify that would have countered any diagnosis that the defense presented about traumatic brain injuries or PTSD, so the defense chose just to let Bales speak for himself.

Certainly, the behavior that Bales described would suggest PTSD. He said he was furious doing the dishes and sitting in traffic and he was ashamed to ask for help.

 

H/T The Silent Soldier

PBS News Hour

Margaret Warner

August 28, 2016

A military jury handed Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales the toughest sentence they could issue for his murder rampage that killed 16 Afghan civilians last year.

Bales will serve life in prison without parole.

Margaret Warner talks to Adam Ashton, who has covered the trial for the News Tribute in Tacoma, Wash.

 

 We turn to two Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole today for murdering 16 civilians in a solo nighttime rampage in Afghanistan last March. Most of his victims were women and children.

Today’s sentence was the toughest the six-member military jury could impose.

The 40-year-old staff sergeant pleaded guilty in June, which spared him the death penalty.

Adam Ashton has been covering this trial for The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington, and joins us now.

Adam Ashton, welcome.

What was this jury weighing in trying to decide what sentence to impose? Well, first, what were their options?

They only had two options.

Murder has a mandatory minimum life sentence under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, so Bales only had a choice — option today of life with parole or life without parole.

In the morning, we had closing arguments, and the prosecution hit him very hard, saying he was ruthless and cold-blooded and had no remorse.

They showed graphic pictures of his victims, especially children, and they played a video showing Robert Bales leaving the second village he attacked and walking slowly through the fields.

While they played that video, the prosecutor said, these are not the movements of someone who doesn’t know what he was doing.

They said he was clear-eyed and wanted to murder Afghans that night and that he had no remorse for it when he came back to his base and spoke to soldiers about the massacre.

That was followed by defense arguments that painted Robert Bales as remorseful for the killings.

They said he took responsibility for it in signing this plea agreement.

And they pointed to an audience full of soldiers and family and friends who have stood by Robert Bales.

And they said this was a person who was a good soldier and a good person before his fourth deployment, and he snapped under the pressure of the wars.

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Ayman al Zawahiri calls on Muslims to support Taliban, reject Islamic State

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Taliban in Afghanistan

That’s right if you pay taxes you fund these rag heads as well.

 

So what’s with the feigned outrage by the press when they leak their stories about Obama paying Iran in exchange for prisoners. (Source)

Are they that far out of the loop?

 

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As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, has released the second episode in Ayman al Zawahiri’s “Brief Messages to a Victorious Ummah [worldwide community of Muslims]” series.

In the first episode, which was posted online on Aug. 13, Zawahiri criticized the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and compared its members to chickens.

 

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Zawahiri focuses on Afghanistan in the second episode, which is subtitled, “Be Not Divided Among Yourselves.”

He calls on Muslims to support the Taliban and to reject the Islamic State, which seeks to “split the ranks of the mujahideen” in the country.

Zawahiri says that all Muslims and jihadists around the globe should “rally around the emirate,” meaning the Taliban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

He lists a number of legendary jihadists who supported the Taliban and says others should do the same.

The Islamic State frequently accuses al Qaeda’s leaders of being “deviants” and argues that al Qaeda has fallen into a state of  “nonbelief.”

small-we-can-fuck-goats(A very tough argument for the head goat fucker to make.)

Zawahiri challenges Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and his men to provide proof of al Qaeda’s supposed ideological lapses.

The al Qaeda master also warns all of the Islamic State’s followers that they risk being found “complicit” in the “crimes” ordered by the group’s leadership.

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Simply Heart Breaking: Senior Taliban leader dies of cancer

crew-22312Senior Taliban leader dies of cancer.

 

I have no clue for whom, it’s certainty no one desiring peace and tranquility in the world will give a damn.

File under another one bites the dust.

 

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The Taliban has announced the death of Mullah Hassan Rahmani, a member of its top leadership council who until recently opposed the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the jihadist group’s new emir.

imagesRahmani’s death was announced today on Voice of Jihad, the official website of the Taliban.

“With deep sadness news has been received that a renowned Jihadi figure of the country, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani, has passed away,” the Taliban stated. According to the group he was “recently battling chest cancer and passed away last night due to this illness.”

The Taliban said that Rahmani “served admirably as a member of the Leadership Council in the Jihadi ranks of Islamic Emirate” up until the time of his death. He served as the governor of the important Afghan province of Kandahar from the time the Taliban established the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” in 1996 up until the US invasion after al Qaeda’s attack on America on 9/11.

Asia Times journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad described Rahmani in 2008 as a “close adviser to [former] Taliban leader Mullah Omar,” who died in the spring of 2013. At the time, Rahmani was said to be “in daily contact” with Omar. “So much so that in Taliban circles he is considered Mullah Omar’s shadow,” Shahzad, who was killed in May 2011 by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, wrote.

 

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