The jihadi’s threats were “unsubstantiated,” says Tundra. And they probably also believe that Islam is a Religion of Peace that has been Hijacked by a Tiny Minority of Extremists. Politically correct false analysis costs lives. “Family of slain US soldier sues Canadian military contractor for 2011 shooting in Afghanistan,” from the Associated Press, July 10 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
LOS ANGELES “” The family of a California soldier killed in Afghanistan sued a military contractor for rehiring an Afghan national as a security guard after he allegedly threatened to attack U.S. troops and eventually killed two service members and wounded four others.
The federal wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday claims Tundra Strategies failed to document threats made by Shir Ahmed and didn’t tell U.S. military officials about the danger he posed before the March 2011 attack at Forward Operating Base Frontenac.
A phone message left Tuesday for Tundra was not immediately returned. The company is based in Ontario, Canada.
The shooting was a factor in improved screening of Afghan nationals hired to provide security for U.S. and coalition forces. Among those killed was medic Rudy Acosta, 19, of Santa Clarita, Calif., whose family is named as a plaintiffs in the lawsuit along with three survivors.
The lawsuit said Tundra was hired in November 2009 by the U.S. government to screen and monitor private security guards at nine military installations but did not adhere to basic duties in dealing with Ahmed, who was first hired by the company in May 2010.
He was fired two months later after being accused of threatening to kill U.S. and coalition troops, according to the lawsuit. The firm rehired Ahmed in early 2011, despite concerns by a Tundra manager, the suit states.
It also alleges the shooting was avoidable, and Tundra management did not record Ahmed’s threats or flag that he was a potential danger to re-hire.
U.S. military officials later said Tundra records showed Ahmed wasn’t deemed a threat because the allegations against him were unsubstantiated.
“All we know at this point is (Tundra) didn’t do what it was hired to do,” said plaintiffs” attorney Michael Doyle. “It was clear enough that this guy shouldn’t be given a weapon around the troops.”
Within days of being rehired, Ahmed opened fire on U.S. troops as they were cleaning their weapons for an upcoming mission. Wearing body armor, he unloaded the first magazine of his Tundra-issued AK-47 before reloading, according to the lawsuit….
After the shooting, U.S. military officials beefed up the process by doing random checks of private security companies, but they have warned the added safeguards won’t eliminate the problem.
Gee, I wonder why not.
Doyle said the lawsuit was filed to hold military contractors accountable for their role during wartime.
“If there aren’t any consequences, it’s a continuing danger to the troops and that’s not acceptable,” he said….