Monday, September 17, 2012

Previously rejected report is now key to US effort to curb insider killings in Afghanistan

Four years ago COIN was touted as a great breakthrough in Western/Afghan relationships.  And yet we now see the US wanting to apply more of this failing strategy that is killing more and more troops, with no good effect.  Winning "hearts and minds" and having our troops attend cultural awareness sessions will not change the underlying problem of Afghans killing our troops.  What COIN and those touting cultural awareness fail to realize is that the root cause of the killings is Islam, and it's supremacist outlook, not mere differences in cultures. 

So now that we're leaving in about 17 months, it's time to protect our troops by disarming all Afghans entering Western bases.  There is no more point in trying to introduce "democracy" to these backward, primitive people whose only desire in life is to impose their 7th century "religion" on us.


Previously rejected report is now key to US effort to curb insider killings in Afghanistan

By Heath Druzin
Stars and Stripes
Published: September 10, 2012

KABUL — More than a year and a half ago, Dr. Jeffrey Bordin warned of the growing threat of Afghan troops turning their weapons on their Western counterparts — spurred largely by cultural misunderstandings and anger — and laid out a road map for improving relations in a report commissioned by the U.S. military.

His prescient analysis was quickly and publicly ridiculed by military officials, and Bordin was removed from his post as a research team leader.

Eight months and 45 killings into 2012, the military is now listening, touting new programs to promote cultural understanding among Western troops and using Bordin’s report to come up with solutions to a crisis that is undermining the very foundations of the coalition effort to transition the country to Afghan control.

But some are asking: What took so long?

“We should have done this a long time ago and put a special focus on (cultural education), and we could have avoided a lot of problems,” said Ahmad Majidyar, an Afghanistan expert at the American Enterprise Institute who conducts cultural training for high-level U.S. military officers headed to Afghanistan.

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