Closely following this attack, here comes another almost identical to it. Yet we are assured that all is well: "Let me clearly say that those two incidents clearly do not reflect the overall situation here in Afghanistan," says Brigadier-General Gunter Katz.
Who is he kidding? This is the third "rogue attack" in four days. Obviously there is no way to distinguish between Afghans who like us (if there are any) and Afghans who want to murder us in jihad. There is no point to our presence there, no goal, and no defined victory. How long is this bloodletting going to go on?
"Three more U.S. soldiers killed by Afghan in grim day for NATO," by Rob Taylor for Reuters, August 11 (thanks to Ima):
KABUL (Reuters) - Three U.S. Marines have been shot dead by an Afghan worker on a military base in southern Afghanistan, in a deadly 24 hours for NATO-led forces during which six American soldiers were killed in rogue attacks.
The shooting took place on Friday night in the Garmsir district of Helmand province, where three U.S. special forces soldiers were killed by an Afghan policeman and comrades earlier in the day.
"Let me clearly say that those two incidents clearly do not reflect the overall situation here in Afghanistan," the chief NATO force spokesman, Brigadier-General Gunter Katz, told reporters on Saturday.
The three Marines were shot by a base employee who turned a gun on them, in the third rogue attack in four days. Foreign military sources said the man had not been wearing a uniform and it was unclear how he got hold of the weapon....