Afghan Soldier Kills 2,000th US Troop, 4 Others

Afghan Soldier Kills 2,000th US Troop, 4 Others | Gen. Allen ‘mad as hell’ over growing attacks

It is almost fitting, given how much the green-on-blue attacks have sent the Pentagon scrambling, that this weekend’s bloody milestone for the 11-year-long occupation should also come with an insider attack.

An Afghan soldier opened fire on a group of US and Afghan forces today, killing the 2,000th US soldier to die in Afghanistan since the war began. He also killed a civilian contractor and three Afghan soldiers.

The US has made repeated changes on the ground to try to get the situation under control, canceling training missions and ordering all recruits re-screened. They also briefly halted joint operations last week but quickly backtracked.

Now officials are just seething about it. Commander Gen. John Allen, in charge of the entire occupation, told 60 Minutes in an interview that “I’m mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,” calling such attacks “unacceptable.”

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  • pendulum

    Are we supposed to feel sorry? US killed 2000 Afgans in their sleep years ago

    • james

      2000 only? Say 200,000 afghanis.
      I do not feel sorry at all, actually I am very happy. This will hasten the invaders retreat with their tails between their legs.

  • ML3

    Too many gung-ho dead American kids from the breadbaskets and ghettos of the US, expendable in this war for the 1% – the current elites are seriously sick, cowardly animals – their motto –
    WAR IS PROFITABLE. IF WAR IS BEING FOUGHT BY THE POOR, THEN WAR IS GOOD.

    How fast would these BS wars stop if the children of the elites and the Kongress Kritters were offered up as the sacrificial lambs to the slaughter??

    • They never get to feel the bullet tearing their bodies to pieces. They are a protected specie. It has always been thus.

      While the proles offer themselves as cannon fodder, there will always be war. Silly, aren't they?

  • curmudgeonvt

    "…Gen. John Allen,… “I’m mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,”…“unacceptable.”…"

    Well, that should solve things… How about a real solution, General. You're the expert!! How do you fix this problem? I was only a Non-Com but even I know that there are but two solutions to this problem. End the farce and remove the troops from this deathtrap – or STFU and resort to genocide. There are no other options if you wish to save the troops.

    • ATM

      Yes how dare they infiltrate our ranks and kill us. After all we only wanted to help. We came as Gods gift to them and we told them that they could never be like us and that they were scum on the face of the planet. We told them that they as a people were worthless, their ways were backward, their religion evil, all for their own good. We even offered to exterminate them like cockroach slowly, all they had to do way stand ib front of our war machine. And now how do they thank us, infiltrating our ranks and killing Gods good messengers to them.

      • james

        We need more rants like this. It makes ten times more sense than any speech by any politician in DC including Obungo.

  • Anti_Govt_Rebel

    Two thoughts:
    If anybody has been through boot camp, remember how you thought of your drill instructor? That's probably how the Afghan grunt felt when he'd been condescended to for the last time.
    If you were reading about the German invasion of Stalingrad during WWII, you may have privately cheered when reading about Russian snipers picking off the German invaders. Maybe that's how the Afghanis feel when they learn of these "green on blue" attacks.

  • Anti_Govt_Rebel

    Two thoughts:
    If anybody has been through boot camp, remember how you thought of your drill instructor? That's probably how the Afghan grunt felt when he'd been condescended to for the last time.
    If you've read about the German invasion of Stalingrad during WWII, you may have privately cheered when reading about Russian snipers picking off the German invaders. Maybe that's how the Afghanis feel when they learn of these "green on blue" attacks.

  • Benson

    "We're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it."

    Dear Mr. Five Star General Allen,
    That is the job of a soldier- To voluntarily undergo murder for the sake of one's country, or a lofty platitude such as "Freedom" or "Democrazy."

    I would advise Generals such as yourself to keep their opinions to themselves- lest we Neo-Cons "Shinseki" you. You are paid and obligated to uphold your solemn military oath, and to follow without question your civilian masters such as Rumsfeld, Dubya, Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Feith for example. Brilliant military strategists with a keen understand of the Middle-East, its history and various cultures, tribes and sects. It's your sacred duty to overlook and ignore the fact, that none of them have actually served in the military, much less, seen combat.

  • Jaime

    Unacceptable? What is acceptable then? That your murderers may roam the countryside killing at random? That your drones may cowardly blow women and children up to pieces? That your special ops guys may assassinate innocents and once they have done their task get the bullets out with their own hands? What twisted and perverted minds indeed!