"The attack is the third this week on coalition soldiers by Afghans they are training." The third one this week. Our troops must regard the Afghan troops they are there to train and help as ticking time bombs, potential killers whom they are not allowed to treat as such and defend themselves accordingly. This madness must eventually stop -- maybe after the last jihadist in an Afghan army uniform murders the last American soldier on Afghan soil, right after the NATO brass and Obama assure us that everything in Afghanistan is getting rosier by the day.
"3 US troops killed by man in Afghan army uniform," from AP, August 10 (thanks to Bill):
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American service members on Friday morning in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week. The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.
The shooting took place in Sangin district of Helmand province, said U.S. military spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge. She gave no details and said the military were investigating.
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 had been 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.
The attack is the third this week on coalition soldiers by Afghans they are training to take over once most international forces leave in 2014....