Thursday, May 03, 2012

Probe Finds U.S. "Under-reports" Cases of Anti-U.S. Attacks by Afghan Forces

The word is LIES, not "under reporting;"  useless Afghan police and military know they are to be abandoned to Taliban, who will have a great time torturing and killing them

PRESS TV
05/02/3012

A probe by a US news agency reveals that the US-led forces in Afghanistan have been “underreporting” the frequency of the instances where Afghan forces attacked American and other US-led foreign troops. 
 

Afghan police no match for Taliban
"The U.S.-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or other foreign soldier is killed by an Afghan in uniform. But the AP (the Associated Press) has learned it does not report insider attacks in which the Afghan wounds - or misses - his U.S. or allied target. It also doesn't report the wounding of troops who were attacked alongside those who were killed," the Associate Press reported Monday.

This year alone, according to the wire service, "in addition to 10 fatal insider attacks ... there have been two others that resulted in no deaths or injuries, plus one attack that resulted in wounded [sic], for a total of 13 attacks. The three non-fatal attacks had not previously been reported."

The spokesman for the US-led coalition, the International Security Assistance Force, has been quoted in the report as saying that the incidents not involving fatalities and information about wounded personnel have not been reported because not all nations in the coalition have given their consent on the matter.

The AP report also reiterates that "the insider threat has existed for years but has grown more deadly.” Last year, it added, there “were 21 fatal attacks that killed 35 coalition service members, according to ISAF figures. That compares with 11 fatal attacks and 20 deaths the previous year. In 2007 and 2008 there were a combined total of four attacks and four deaths."

The rising number of military casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the US and other members of the Western military alliance of NATO, undermining public support for the US-led war.

Insecurity continues to climb across Afghanistan despite the continued presence of nearly 130,000 US-led forces in the Asian country.

According to the icasualties.org website, 138 US-led troops have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year.

MFB/HJL




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'Karzai-Obama Deal Not Ending Drone Strikes in Pakistan' - Videos

Despite lies of a pullout, Obama will maintain a U.S. military presence of some sort in Afghanistan and the murders will continue

PRESS TV
05/02/2012

The American envoy to Kabul says the recently signed pact between the US and Afghanistan has left the door open for continued drone strikes in neighboring Pakistan.


Only one word for this:  SATANIC
"I hope Pakistanis will take a look at this agreement and say 'Wow, the Americans are not going to cut and run this time," US Ambassador Ryan Crocker said Wednesday.

The comments came hours after US President Barack Obama ended a short visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday night, where he signed an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to extend US presence in the war-torn country for another decade beyond 2014.

According to the agreement the US cannot launch any attack on other states from Afghanistan soil after 2014. However, in the event of threats to Afghanistan the two countries can respond.


Pure, unmitigated EVIL
 "There is nothing in this agreement that precludes the right of self-defense for either party and if there are attacks from the territory of any state aimed at us we have the inherent right of self defense and will employ it," Crocker added.

The US resumed its drone operations in Pakistan in recent weeks after having halted the strikes in November 2011, when 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in NATO airstrikes at two checkpoints on the Afghan border.

The US says the operations target militants, although surveys show most of the victims are civilians.


DEMONIAC
On Monday, three people were killed when US assassination drones hit a girls’ school building in the troubled northwestern Pakistan.

North Waziristan and other tribal regions in northwestern Pakistan have been frequently targeted by US drones over the past few years.

According to a Pakistani human rights lawyer, Shahzad Akbar, over 2,800 of the 3,000 people killed over the past seven years in non-UN-sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Pakistan were civilians.

The aerial attacks were initiated by former US President George W. Bush but have been escalated under President Barack Obama.

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