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Why American Troops Are Losing the Afghan War

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Insanity, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Justice, Modern World, Muslim, Prison, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, Terrorists, Torture, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 21/09/2010 by floroy1942

Hearts and Minds - The Way to Victory

While the greater majority of American troops in Afghanistan do their duty with diligence, and honour their responsibility to the local population, their dedication has once again been nullified by a rogue element within the army.

American Soldiers in Afghanistan

A report out this week accuses soldiers of the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division of forming a ‘kill’ team dedicated to murdering innocent Afghan civilians for sport! This allegation, hard though it may be to swallow, appears true as an investigation is under way.

Many newspapers are now citing official sources, stating that the killings began last winter, and several Afghans were shot during the ensuing months for the pure amusement of the group.

Hashish

As if that was not enough, the soldiers in question have been accused of taking photographs of themselves with their victims, and even cutting off fingers as trophies. Along with these killers, more soldiers have been arrested for using hashish which is prevalent in Afghanistan.

It has been a hard enough struggle for the coalition forces to win over the minds of the Afghan people, and to date that aim is still a long way from achievement.

Taliban Execution

Without a doubt, the actions of these ‘Rednecks’ will have the reverse effect of driving the people closer to the Taliban, and causing an uproar of hatred among Muslims everywhere, thus undoing all that’s been achieved to date to get the Afghan people on the side of the occupation forces.

Abu Graib Torture - Is This Condoned in the Military?

The coalition partners, and in particular the USA, cannot afford such incidents as Abu Graib and this latest outrage. Every time such an event takes place it shows the inherent weaknesses present in the American Army. For when you think about it, the responsibility for these actions must lie within the command structure all the way down to platoon sergeant.

I have to ask why it is so difficult for sergeants and junior officers to control the men under their command? If discipline levels were as they should be, and with the proper oversight and control during actions against the Taliban this sort of thing should be impossible.

Under Pressure

I am well aware of the strain under which soldiers operate when in constant fear for their lives, but that does not excuse those individuals who go outside the law and rules of engagement to satisfy a sadistic streak in their personality.

Hearts and Minds?

If the coalition, and in particular the USA wants to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of the Afghan people and get them out of the clutches of the Taliban, then they have to earn that result!

Hearts and Minds Will Win the War

In my opinion, the whole concept of the war in both Iraq and Afghanistan have been handled very badly right from the start. Once sufficient military superiority had been achieved, full emphasis should have been placed on improving the infrastructure of the country by sending as many engineering divisions as possible to rebuild shattered homes, shops, factories and roads. Most important is always the essential items like a supply of fresh water and electricity to all communities.

It is only by giving the people what they need most that you will ever begin to win over hearts and minds.

The Final Solution

The next major hurdle, should these men be found guilty, will be how to punish them. If these atrocities had taken place in the United States it is a fair bet they would receive the death penalty in States that still have it. If however, the same mistake is made as with the perpetrators of the Abu Graib scandal, in that, in my opinion, they did not receive a ‘Just’ sentence, then the animosity among Muslims will explode, and probably not just figuratively.

The Dark Side of the US Army

A whitewash job on the sentencing of these men will fuel anti-american hatred to such an extent the war against the Taliban will never be won. The Abu Graib incident initiated a huge number of recruits for the Taliban and many other terrorist groups like al Queda. This scenario is likely to be repeated. What is more, all the deaths among coalition forces since this war began will be for nothing.

The Cost of Doing it Wrong!

America needs to show, not only the Muslim world but all nations, that it is capable of maintaining discipline within the ranks of its armed forces, and that such behaviour will not be tolerated. Examples must be made of the platoon sergeant, the platoon commander, the company commander, and the string of officers above them. I say this because it must be obvious to even an idiot that these people did not have the proper control over the men under their command to maintain and uphold the ideals of the American Army.

I would consider equal punishment for the members of any army that steps out of line, for those in the US army are by no means the only ones committing such acts against humanity. It is only sad that those serving the USA seem more prone to it.

It is already an uphill struggle to defeat the Muslim insurgency in whatever country, but to hand these people the pure gold of such propaganda is not only unwise, but also extremely foolish.

Roy.

American Muslims Against Islamophobia.

Posted in Afghanistan, England, Gaza and Hamas, Insurgents, Iran, Muslim, Sharia Law, Taliban, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 08/09/2010 by floroy1942

Me Islamophobic?

So American Muslims want an end to Islamophobia according to the latest reports. Well, so far as I am concerned there is one simple solution!

All ordinary, and I stress ordinary, Muslims need to do is raise their voice against the Islamic Jihad and insurgency instead of sitting on the fence and staying silent.

Peaceful – Really?

The atrocities carried out by groups such as al Quada, the Taliban and other terrorists are carried out, according to them, in the name of Islam and the Islamic people. Thus, they are representing the ordinary Muslims who walk our streets and complain about Islamophobia.

How come we never hear outright condemnation of the insurgency from Muslim State Governments like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Jordan etc. They sit in their ivory towers calling the faithful to prayer 5 times a day, allow radical clerics to preach sedition and terrorism, and convert good Muslims into suicide bombers. All this goes on under their noses but they say and do nothing to stop it. Why?

I think the reason is they prefer to bury their heads in the sand and consider it an Infidel problem.

Terrorist Training Camp

The Iran Government has for decades fermented trouble in countries like Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan to name but a few. They have been training terrorists and supplying them with weapons for years, so it is not surprising they do not denounce terrorism. There are few Muslim countries as radical as Iran, but they still stay silent.

The trouble is, this kind of activity reflects on Muslims the world over, so it is no wonder we have Islamophobia today. In my view it is perfectly justified in the light of such terror acts as 9/11. With such things going on, how can you trust someone who just may be planning to kill you?

Suicide Bomber Grooming

In Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, to name but a few, by far the greatest number of people killed are Muslims going about their business. Al Jazeera reported this morning that Taliban fighters in Afghanistan insist there are no Muslim casualties because such a thing is not possible, and put it down to western propaganda. How blind can you get! But this is what they are told by their taskmasters, and they are stupid enough to believe it.

Justice – Taliban Style

So this begs the question, why do the people of Iraq and Aghanistan put up with it? I think the main reason in Afghanistan is they are scared to go against the Taliban because these people rule by fear. This became evident when they were in charge of the country. They, with their Islamic Justice,  were far worse than Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin put together. They basically took the country back to the stone-age.

So I ask yet again, why do ordinary Muslims world-wide not stand up to these fanatics and shout in a collective voice “Not in my name!” Why do they not denounce Muslim clerics who preach terrorism and hatred in their local mosque?

Typical Scene in Britain

Instead, in many countries, in particular Britain where they can get away with it, they demonstrate in favour of the insurgents, and the british public should trust and love them? Time they learnt we are not so stupid!

So long as these people remain silent, and bury their collective heads in the sand, Islamophobia will continue to grip the western nations because they do not hear any voices against it from the local Muslim community.

Hate Preacher

People fear what they cannot understand, and this is as good as any reason for Muslim governments and communities world-wide to raise their voices and denounce these evil people once and for all time. Only then will the flames of a burgeoning hatred and mistrust between Infidels and Muslims be extinguished, and we can go back to living in peace with one another.

Roy.

The Changing Face of British Terrorists.

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Britain, Christianity, England, Human Rights, Immigrants, Insanity, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, Palestine, Prison, Religion, Sharia Law, Taliban, Terrorism, Terrorists, UK with tags , , , , , , on 30/08/2010 by floroy1942

Co-ordinated terrorist strikes on British soil have reduced significantly since the 7/7 attack, perhaps because the pressure being applied in Afghanistan has put al Quada group on the defensive. However, a disturbing report released by the  Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) indicates that the ‘war’ may be entering a new phase.

7/7 Bombers

According to the report, a new breed of terrorist is being groomed in British prisons at this very moment. Currently there are approximately 8000 Muslim prisoners in high security prisons across the country, and as many as 1 in 10 have been successfully radicalised by extremists. Many of these will be released within the next five to ten years and the Institute has forecast that many will carry out lone attacks once back in circulation.

One of the London Bombings

al Quada it seems is aiming to switch its strike profile from co-ordinated assaults by a number of individuals, to lone attacks by these radicalised prisoners. They will be poorly trained, but the terrorists are going for numbers, knowing that eventually one or more will succeed.

The main fear is that such actions, if they are successful, will serve the radicals cause by boosting recruitment, plus giving them an enormous propaganda boost which will have the same end effect. Most of the individuals targeted by radicals have no previous history of terrorists offences, but have proved to be fertile soil for the jihadists as they attempt to convert fellow Muslims to the path of terrorism.

It is a sad indictment of our times that we are breeding a new form of terrorist within our prison system that is treating its inmates more as hotel guests rather than punishing them for crimes committed.

A Man of Vision

It is perhaps time we turned the clock back to 1911 when an American General named Pershing stopped terror attacks in the Philippines cold for a full 50 years by ordering his men to capture several insurgents and round up some pigs.

The terrorists were tied to posts and forced to watch in abject horror as his soldiers slaughtered the pigs in front of them and then doused them in the animals blood. All but one was shot and dumped in a mass grave where the innards of the pigs were strewn across the bodies before covering them up. The last individual was allowed to escape and duly reported to his group what had happened.

From that moment on there were no more attacks.

Muslims have always believed that by carrying out terrorists attacks they will automatically be granted a place in heaven and receive from a grateful Allah a bevy of virgins.

A Muslims Worst Enemy

On the other hand, Muslims are literally terrified of the common pig, which is seen as unclean, and any contact with one will prevent them from entering heaven altogether. By pointing a gun at, or shooting, an insurgent you are really doing him a favour, for they have no fear of death because of what they believe awaits them afterwards.

The only ‘fly in the ointment’ is the pig, and all it means to a Muslim, so why not exploit this basic weakness?

It seems to me that by using General Pershings approach today will lead to an end of insurgent attacks far quicker than any of the measures currently employed. If all terrorists are informed that when caught or killed they will receive ‘The pig treatment’, the whole war against terrorism will be over once and for all in very short time.

Death of a Suicide Bomber

The democracies of the world are fighting for their very survival against the onslaught of Islam and it is only by taking drastic measures that we can save what we have for future generations.

The Infidel Pig

Of course, all the ‘human rights’ addicts will be up in arms because they feel that Muslim killers have as much right to humane treatment as the rest of us, but it seems they are not so hot on the rights of the victims. Muslims sincerely believe that non-Muslims have no rights at all so why should we accommodate them?

Until drastic action is taken to curb the insurgency we cannot hope to win the ‘war’. It is time to show these people that we mean business and its a ‘no holds barred’ war.

Bring on the pigs! It’s about time we took the initiative!

Roy.

Taliban Revert to Human Shields

Posted in Afghanistan, Arab, Britain, Gaza and Hamas, Human Rights, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, Palestine, Taliban, Terrorism, Terrorists, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 19/02/2010 by floroy1942

Once again the Taliban is reverting to its usual tactics when things do not  go their way. A news report from Afghanistan is saying that once again they are using human shields in the fight against NATO Forces.

Taliban Human Shields

It is a tactic synonymous with guerilla fighting over the past twenty years, and has been put to good use by insurgents in many parts of the world. It was used by Hamas in Gaza last year, and by the Hezbollah in Lebanon before that. When the going gets tough, line up the civilians and create as many innocent victims as possible! There are those that will deny this, but there is more than sufficient photo evidence to prove it.

All these terror groups are well aware of the propaganda value civilian deaths have on world and public opinion, and it is sad that most people cannot tell the difference between human shield deaths and accidental deaths. Many see the headline “12 Civilians Killed” and are immediately filled with righteous indignation at the cowardly armed forces who shoot innocent civilians, not thinking that the whole scenario was engineered by the insurgents. The extremists are fully capable of exploiting this fact, and as we all know, it is only when, for example, the Israeli’s shoot a civilian that it makes banner headlines across the world. To me, it proves yet again these insurgents are not fighting for ‘their people’ as they claim, but purely for their own gain.

Some may presuppose all this is NATO propaganda, but this time the reports come from the senior Afghan Commander, not the Americans or British.

The reports indicate that Taliban fighters have been lining civilians up on rooftops and then firing from behind them. Afghan soldiers have seen women and children in the windows of houses from which these brave ‘freedom fighters’ have been firing. It has made things extremely difficult for the troops as they have to put themselves in extra danger in an effort to prevent these civilians casualties. The Taliban tactic is working, because it has now slowed the rate of advance of NATO forces into the city of Murjah.

Hamas Human Shields

Today’s news has also revealed another Taliban tactic aimed at the American and British forces facing them. Afghan soldiers have found burnt copies of the Koran, the Muslim ‘Bible’, at positions they have vacated. Once more they are attempting to generate hatred of the NATO forces among the local population because to burn the Quaran is considered a great insult to Islam.

The usual Human Rights groups, led by Amnesty International have of course jumped on the bandwagon. A statement by the group said that NATO “lacked a credible mechanism” to investigate claims of civilian deaths. It went further to say that the use of human shields by the Taliban was “inexcusable”, and “could constitute a war crime”. Only ‘inexcusable’, and ‘could’ be a war crime? If the NATO forces had used human shields they would have been screaming their heads off. But once again, as in Gaza last year, Amnesty can be very selective in its criticism which is why I have lost all respect for this group of individuals

Human Shields

It urged both sides to ‘comply with legal obligations to protect the thousands of displaced civilians and those still trapped in areas of intense fighting’. They should make sure the Taliban know of their concern for the NATO forces are well aware of their obligations. What a pity the Taliban neither care nor take notice of these outbursts by a group that has had its image tarnished by its one-sided outbursts in recent years.

You are wasting your breath if you try to appeal to the better nature of the Taliban because they, like all extremists, do not have one. They are fanatics who are ready to blow themselves up for their beliefs so why should they balk at the idea of a few civilian deaths. Once Amnesty gets its collective mind around that one they may change their tune.

The use of human shields is not old, it is a phenomenon of our times started by insurgents and extremists as a way to create the maximum of bad publicity for their enemies, and to save their own skins. In general, the Israeli’s had to bear the brunt of the bad publicity for this tactic as it was used to such good effect by Hezbollah and Hamas against them. But for most people they are not the bad guys, the Israeli’s are.

How sad people do not want to recognise the truth.

Roy.

New Afghan Offensive Doomed to Failure?

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Insurgents, Taliban, Terrorism, Terrorists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 14/02/2010 by floroy1942

There is a very good chance the new offensive in Helmond Province in Afghanistan, Operation Moshtarak, may be doomed to failure in the long-term. From the news reports it seems to be going well at the moment, but Taliban casualties have been very few, and none of the pitched battles with insurgents that many had expected have taken place.

Coalition Commanders on the ground are saying the bulk of the Taliban forces have retreated, and who should be surprised at that.

I have a feeling that announcing the operation beforehand was more of a political move, made in the hope of allowing the Taliban to retreat, and thus reduce politically sensitive coalition casualties. The laudable thing about this approach was it did allow the civilian population to evacuate the area, and the avoidance of civilian casualties was, quite rightly, very high on the agenda. For this the idea must be applauded.

In my view, the one big flaw in the plan is the Pakistan Border, a mere 160 kms away. Since the Pakistan Army ceased their operations on the other side of the border without clearing all of the frontier provinces of insurgents, those still in Afghanistan still have a bolt-hole when things get tough.

It is without doubt a shame the Pakistan Government could not be persuaded to finish the job on their side of the border. If the coalition forces could have mounted this attack when the Pakistani Army was closing in from their side, they would consequently have had the Taliban in a pincer movement with nowhere left to run. Casualties on both the Pakistani and coalition sides would perhaps have been reduced by forcing the insurgents to fight on two fronts. There are many lessons in history here. Such an operation would quite possibly have wiped them out once and for all. What a pity politics got in the way.

Due this lack of foresight, it is clear they will now retreat as far as the mountains in Pakistan where they will stay until they judge the time is right for a return. This will be when they see garrison vigilance wanes due to inactivity, and forces are reduced to the minimum as a result. This will happen some time after the operation is over. For the Taliban, patience is a valued virtue.

If the coalition wishes to retain Marjah, it will be essential to keep a considerable size force in the town to hold it securely, otherwise, in a few weeks the Taliban could be back.

I wish every soldier taking part the very best of luck, and I sincerely hope the entire operation can be successful with the minimum of casualties. It is also my hope that when this action is concluded, the Taliban never again set foot in Marjah. We will have to wait and see, but this is just a battle and unfortunately, does not constitute a total victory over the Taliban.

The ordinary Afghan people must surely deserve peace in their war-torn country.

Roy.


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