The poor dears are tense, you see, and irritable with the strain of fasting. Of course they snap. Don't think for one second that General Allen, who is the very model of the modern cringing dhimmi, meant that the U.S. troops are killed during Ramadan because Ramadan is the month of jihad. There is not the slightest chance that the General had in mind the words of the Muslims in Bulgaria who said that "Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God's messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators."
"U.S. General: Ramadan factor in Afghan insider attack," from the Washington Post, August 23 (thanks to David):
General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says one possible explanation for a spike in killings of American troops by their Afghan partners is the strain of fasting during the just-concluded Muslim holy month of Ramadan.