September 19, 2012
Tags: Afghanistan, NATO
Revelation 6:3-4 NCV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace (prosperity, rest) from the earth and to make people kill each other (butcher, slaughter, to maim violently, in streets), and he was given a big sword (assassins sword, terrorist, loud, mighty, sore afraid).
Stabilizing Afghanistan is becoming a failed policy and has cost lives of our military men. This failed policy is causing NATO to scale back operations with hostile allied Afghan forces because of the “insider attacks.”
Muslim rage is becoming a huge problem among young recruits enlisted in Afghan service units. They turn their weapons on allied Western troops with little or no provocation. It seems to be a different culture, different value system and NATO is coming to grips with a rash of deadly assaults.
James Dubik, a retired lieutenant general who oversaw the training of Iraq’s security forces says that a pull-back of Western training troops will cause a big drop in the efficiency of Afghan troops. This training is an urgently needed step to prepare them for the time when most NATO combat troops have returned home. “As we saw in Iraq and as Afghanistan has seen in the last two years, the partnership program at the company, platoon level is key to the on-the-job training that is required,” Dubik said. “So that will be affected and it will be a decelerator in terms of their proficiency.”
White House spokesman, James Carney said in reference to the NATO pull-back, “It doesn’t affect the timeline,” of our troops pulling out in 2014.
More than 51 NATO troops have been killed by the Afghan inside attacks and that is a 45% increase from last year. Marine General John Allen, who leads NATO forces in Afghanistan, said some of the attacks can be blamed on direct infiltration of the Taliban. However most of the attacks are caused by disputes between Afghan troops and their foreign partners. These attacks have caused other allied forces like France, to pull out in advance of the 2014 deadline, leaving the Taliban to their own resources.