Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:29 PM
Eugene (15,533 posts)
Another Afghan insider shooting as U.S. talks to Karzai
By Rob Taylor and Amie Ferris-Rotman
KABUL | Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:06pm EDT
(Reuters) - Another NATO soldier was killed on Sunday by an Afghan police officer, raising the coalition death toll from so-called "green on blue" shootings to nine in 11 days as the United States urged Kabul to step up screening of recruits.
The growing insider threat has eroded trust between NATO and its Afghan allies, causing a headache for Western powers who are planning to pull out most of their troops by the end of 2014.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed to boost vetting of Afghan recruits to try to put an end to the spiraling attacks, now averaging one a week and far surpassing last year's toll.
The latest killing took place in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar said an official from the provincial governor's office. Another foreign soldier was wounded in the attack, which was also confirmed by Afghanistan's NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/19/us-afghanistan-usa-attacks-idUSBRE87I06L20120819
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Another Afghan insider shooting as U.S. talks to Karzai (Original post)
|Bette Noir||Aug 2012||#5|
|Comrade Grumpy||Aug 2012||#7|
Response to Eugene (Original post)
Sun Aug 19, 2012, 11:56 PM
xtraxritical (2,978 posts)
4. Oh no, we must be there another two years.
In another two years we will educate and bring together tribal war lords and other disparate groups in peace and harmony.
Response to hardtravelin (Reply #6)
Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:50 PM
Comrade Grumpy (3,381 posts)
7. Fuck you, Karzai? That doesn't make sense.
More like Fuck You, George W. Bush. I guess he took us into a trillion dollar trap in Afghanistan. The other side has been bleeding the empire ever since.