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Friday, August 24, 2012

General: Ramadan Factor In Afghan Insider Attacks

- American and Afghan officials are expanding the range of explanations for a surge in "insider attacks" on U.S. troops, adding on Wednesday the theory that the burden of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan combined with the summer heat may have prompted more Afghan soldiers and police to turn their guns on their American partners.

Whatever the underlying reasons, the attacks are taking a toll and raising questions about the risk of American and other coalition troops working side by side with Afghan troops as advisers, mentors and trainers. The close contact is an essential element of the U.S. strategy for putting the Afghans in the lead combat role as the U.S. prepares to pull out its last combat troops at the end of 2014.



Anonymous said...

speaking of ramadan, has obama gotten his watch and wedding band back from the jewelry repair shop yet?

Anonymous said...

ummm, don't they have ramadam every year? and it's the middle east, like desserts ya know, so I think it's pretty hot there every year. Geez no wonder our troops suffer so many causualties with idiots like this making such hard thought out observations!

thomas augustus littleton said...

Ramadan is the 2nd holiest time of year for our enemies, second only to Ram-a-Lam-a-Ding-Dong.

We should do what General Pershing did with Muslim enemies!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thomas!
How many years have we been training these people to take care of themselves? Either they know it by now, or the cannot learn it. Let's bring our guys and gals home. We've got borders. too.