Because there is no reliable way to distinguish an “extremist” from a “moderate,” and no sect or school of Islam has renounced and rejected jihad violence and Islamic supremacism, this kind of attack will just keep on happening. “Afghan soldier attacks, kills 3 British troops,” by Rahim Faiez and Kay Johnson for Associated Press, July 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan soldier fired a rocket-propelled grenade into a military base control room early Tuesday, killing three British troops and wounding four more before fleeing, officials said.
It was the second time in eight months that an Afghan turned against British troops partnering with local security forces. In November, an Afghan policeman killed five British soldiers at a checkpoint — also in southern Helmand province, where Tuesday’s attack happened.
Afghan police in the past have also attacked American soldiers and their own police stations. While such intentional attacks are rare, they emphasize the difficulties in rapidly expanding the Afghan forces to take over responsibility for security from international troops….
Yeah, they do. But not in the way that AP thinks.