What do Afghan police recruiters do to guard against increasing Taliban infiltration? Why, nothing, of course. Since there is no clear difference between the Afghan police and the Taliban in terms of their understanding of Islam, despite the near-universal assumption in the West that the Islam of the Taliban is a “hijacked” version held only by a Tiny Minority of Extremists, and since the Taliban infiltrators can deceive their enemies anyway, in accord with the principle of “war is deceit,” this kind of thing is going to keep happening.
In any case, the scene of a jihadist murdering two dhimmi soldiers during a “mentoring session” is a grim parable that neatly encapsulates the entire U.S./NATO adventure in Afghanistan. “Afghan police recruit kills 2 Spanish officers,” by Christopher Bodeen for Associated Press, August 25 (thanks to Bill):
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan police recruit opened fire on Spanish trainers early Wednesday, killing two of them along with their interpreter.
The recruit was subsequently shot and killed by Spanish officers who had been conducting a police training course at their base in Badghis province, Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said.
The officers were members of the Civil Guards, a paramilitary unit that falls under the command of the Interior Ministry.
The motive for the shooting wasn’t known, although it bore the hallmarks of earlier attacks by Taliban fighters and their sympathizers who have taken advantage of a recruiting drive to infiltrate the Afghan security forces.
NATO confirmed the deaths and said they came during a “mentoring session” between its forces and the Afghan police….
Majid Khan Shkib, a member of the provincial council, said there were suspicions that Taliban fighters active in the remote area had infiltrated the local police force — an increasingly common tactic among the insurgents.
Following the officer’s shooting, hundreds of angry men gathered outside the walls of the Spanish camp, chanting religious slogans and hurling stones. Several members of the crowd were taken to a local hospital, but it wasn’t clear how they had been injured….
Angry Methodists, no doubt.