Pentagon Says US Troops To Blame For “Friendly Fire” Deaths Because They Insulted Islam
Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers have been killed by “green on blue” attacks this year alone. The situation is so bad that the training of Afghan forces has been temporarily suspended.
How has the Pentagon responded?
By blaming our troops.
Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so it’s stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.
If you don’t want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, don’t offend their religious sensibilities. Don’t kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. “There’s a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview.
Dempsey echoes the concerns of Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, the Afghan National Army’s chief of staff, who earlier this month argued both sides need to do more to “teach” foreign troops Islamic traditions and values to reduce the chance of violent reactions to cultural slights.
How about we teach the Islamics not to murder people every time they feel offended?
Yet this is the standard the Obama administration has set. When murderous Islamic mobs destroy our embassies, and murder US troops and diplomatic personnel, because they saw a YouTube video that made them angry President Obama blames the people who made the YouTube video. And not, you know, the murderous thugs who killed our people and destroyed our embassies.
“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” said Obama in an address to the UN.
Or, here’s a thought: How about, in a free society, we don’t tolerate those who resort to violence and murder when they feel like their religion is insulted? Is that too much to ask?Tags: Barack Obama, Freedom Of Speech, islam