Obama to troops: Don't speak ill of Taliban or they will kill you

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  1. CrusaderFrank

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

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    In an attempt to address the problem of why Obama's recruitment of Security Forces from AQ and the Taliban has resulted in a massive surge of US casualties, Obama has laid blame where he feels it belongs, on the insensitivities of US Soldiers.

    He's issued an Army manual stating, "Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member," according to the draft handbook prepared by Army researchers.

    "American soldiers should brace for a "social-cultural shock" when meeting Afghan soldiers and avoid potentially fatal confrontations by steering clear of subjects including women's rights, religion and Taliban misdeeds, according to a controversial draft of a military handbook being prepared for troops heading to the region."

    Shocking, no?

    Draft Army Handbook Wades Into Divisive Afghan Issue - WSJ.com

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