NATO Commander U.S. Army General John Allen will have to issue another apology for whatever it was that they did to “offend” the muzzies.
From ABC News.
An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday and then fled into the desolate darkness of southern Afghanistan, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week.
Thirty-one coalition service members have now died this year at the hands of Afghan forces or insurgents disguised in Afghan uniforms, according to NATO — a dramatic rise from previous years.
The assaults have cast a shadow of fear and mistrust over U.S. efforts to train Afghan soldiers and police more than 10 years after the U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban’s hardline Islamist regime for sheltering al-Qaida’s leadership. The attacks also raise further doubts about the quality of the Afghan forces taking over in many areas before most international troops leave the country in 2014.
Friday’s deadly shooting took place in the volatile Sangin district of Helmand province, said U.S. military spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge. Sangin was a Taliban stronghold for years and has one of the highest concentrations of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, in the country.
A U.S. Defense Department official confirmed that the dead Americans were marine Special Operations Forces. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the family notification process was not complete.
Sangin’s district chief and the Taliban both identified the gunman as Asadullah, a member of the Afghan National Police who was helping the marines train the Afghan Local Police.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said by telephone that the attacker joined the insurgency after the shooting.
The Afghan military has a habit of doing this shit. You’d think the U.S. military hierarchy would have smartened up by now.
A sample of one of General Allen’s apologies:
According to reports, attacks by our so-called Afghan “allies” have spiked, with 34 coalition troops being murdered this year.
Pucker up, General. You’ve got a lot of catching up to do.