In combat I was taught if you’re shot at, or engaged by the enemy, then take cover if possible and shoot back. Stay on offense but when place in a defensive position defend yourself.
The caped moron of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, has been upset with civilian deaths in his war torn, drug manufacturing country. He loves American dollars and protection from America’s finest but he wants our Armed Forces to play nice with the enemy even when they hang out with “civilians.”
What is a “civilian” in Afghanistan? Is it the person who comes over to your side because you’re the highest bidder and can pay off to get cooperation? Part of the strategy is just that; pay the “civilians” to play nice, work with the freedom fights known as US combat/support forces and provide tips on where the Taliban and al-Qaeda is hiding, even if it’s in your home.
KABUL – The top U.S. general in Afghanistan will soon formally order U.S. and NATO forces to break away from fights with militants hiding in Afghan houses so the battles do not kill civilians, a U.S. official said Monday.
The order would be one of the strongest measures taken by a U.S. commander to protect Afghan civilians in battle. American commanders say such deaths hurt their mission because they turn average Afghans against the government and U.S. and NATO forces.
Civilian casualties are a major source of friction between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the U.S. The U.N. says U.S., NATO and Afghan forces killed 829 civilians in the Afghan war last year.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who took command of international forces in Afghanistan this month, has said his measure of effectiveness will be the “number of Afghans shielded from violence,” and not the number of militants killed.
McChrystal will issue orders within days saying troops may attack insurgents hiding in Afghan houses if the U.S. or NATO forces are in imminent danger and must return fire, said U.S. military spokesman Rear Adm. Greg Smith.
“But if there is a compound they’re taking fire from and they can remove themselves from the area safely, without any undue danger to the forces, then that’s the option they should take,” Smith said. “Because in these compounds we know there are often civilians kept captive by the Taliban.”
In my not so humble opinion these “civilians” will sell out to the highest bidder and should arm themselves and start fighting for their country.
This move is being ordered by a military commander on orders from the “Appeaser-In-Chief”; Barack Hussein Obama via his feckless partner is ineptness Karzai. Both are cowards who lack any leadership skills or intestinal fortitude.
We remember the battle in Haditha, Iraq and the gutless John Murtha (D-PA) calling Marines “murderers.”
Well Mr. Murtha and any of you pathetic politicians, if you start firing at me you better hit your target first or your a dead man walking. Indeed!