The Longest War: Another Police Attack Kills 2 U.S. Troops...

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    Boy, this is happening every week over there. What a mess.


    A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

    Later Friday, an Afghan soldier turned his gun on foreign troops in another part of the country and wounded two of them, a spokesman for the NATO coalition said.

    The attacks in the country's far west and south brought to seven the number of times that a member of the Afghan security forces - or someone wearing their uniform - has opened fire on international forces in the past two weeks.

    Such assaults by allies, virtually unheard of just a few years ago, have recently escalated, killing at least 36 foreign troops so far this year. They also raise questions about the strategy to train Afghan national police and soldiers to take over security and fight insurgents after most foreign troops leave the country by the end of 2014.

    The NATO-led coalition has said such attacks are anomalies stemming from personal disputes, but the supreme leader of the Taliban boasted on Thursday night that the insurgents are infiltrating the quickly expanding Afghan forces.

    Friday's deadly attacker in the far western province of Farah was identified as Mohammad Ismail, a man in his 30s who had joined the Afghan Local Police just five days ago.

    He opened fire during an inauguration ceremony attended by American and Afghan forces in the Kinisk village, the Farah provincial police chief Agha Noor Kemtoz said...

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    Makes you wonder what could have happened, if we took care of this mess BEFORE taking on Iraq.
     
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    This seems to actually be a daily occurance now.
     
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    Yeah, the Longest War is over. I don't want our Kids over there just to fight a Drug War. And they've already worked out the deals with the Taliban anyway. They're gonna hand over half the country to them. So why should one more American kid die there? Their Government already sold them out. It's so pointless now. Not one more parent needs to get that letter telling them their son or daughter has been killed over there. It's time to come home.
     
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    and what does obamaer say? he don't say jack shit. life on the golf course is more important.
     
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    The saddest thing about this is that the Afghans that are shooting at our men and women were paid and trained with US Tax dollars, god what a joke we are.
     
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    It's the ultimate humiliation & tragedy. They're already getting set to hand half the country over to the Taliban anyway. So why should one more parent get that letter telling them their son or daughter died over there? Shame on our Government.
     
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    And with weapons we paid for. :(
     
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    We need to a strong offense though. No military cuts, more adventurism. Lets give this whole thing a whirl in Iran next.
     
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    Better than MISSION ACCOMPLISHED...geesssssszzz
     

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