As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the draft of a proposed new Army manual declares discussions by U. S. troops with Afghanians on such delicate subjects as women’s rights, equality, homosexuality, pedophilia, Islam, other religions, and the Taliban and its misdeeds off limits.
The manual entitled, “Insider Threats – Afghanistan: Observations, Insights, and Lessons” also emphasizes that such discussions are responsible for the deaths of Americans (and other NATO) troops by Afghani troops who also happened to belong to the Taliban and hates Americans. (The latter part of the sentence, my emphasis.) H/t Blackfive.
…Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member,’ according to the draft handbook prepared by Army researchers.
The 75-page manual, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, is part of a continuing effort by the U.S. military to combat a rise in attacks by Afghan security forces aimed at coalition troops….
…The proposed handbook embraces a hotly debated theory that American cultural ignorance has sparked many so-called insider attacks—more than three dozen of which have claimed the lives of some 63 members of the U.S.-led coalition this year….
Below are excerpts from the draft of the new military manual as provided by the Wall Street Journal:
‘Do Not Discuss Religion’
Below, read excerpts from “Insider Threats – Afghanistan: Observations, Insights, and Lessons,” a draft handbook prepared for U.S. and coalition forces serving in Afghanistan:
Green-on-blue incidents provoke a crisis of confidence and trust among [coalition forces] working with [Afghan troops]. As a means of illuminating this insider threat, those [coalition] personnel working on Security Force Assistance Teams during 2012 that live alongside and mentor [Afghan security forces] have about 200 times the risk of being murdered by an [Afghan security force] member than a U.S. police officer has of being murdered in the line of duty by a perpetrator.
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- Understand that they may have poor conflict resolution skills and that insults cause irrational escalation of force.
- Do not discuss religion
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Flashpoints/Grievances Some U.S. Troops Have Reported Regarding Afghanistan National Security Forces:
To better prepare [coalition forces] for the psychologically challenging conditions in Afghanistan, familiarize yourself with the following stressors some U.S. troops have reported concerning [Afghan security forces] behavior during previous deployments. Bear in mind that not all [coalition] troops have reported such experiences or beliefs.
- Some ANSF are profoundly dishonest and have no personal integrity
- ANSF do not buy-into war effort; far too many are gutless in combat
- Incompetent, ignorant and basically stupid
Bottom line: Troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with [Afghan security forces]. Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [coalition forces] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead towards green-on-blue violence.
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Etiquette Violations Best Avoided by [coalition forces] Taboo conversation topics include:
- Anything related to Islam
- Mention of any other religion and/or spirituality
- Debating the war
- Making derogatory comments about the Taliban
- Advocating women’s rights and equality
- Directing any criticism towards Afghans
- Mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct
Bottom line: Try to avoid highly charged and emotional issues.
PC, another post-election nightmare, and appeasement gone amuck. The message from Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood buddies in the White House dictates that “ignorant” narcissistic dead Americans have no one but themselves to blame for getting murdered by Obama’s rabid Muslim brothers.
We are witnessing another step in the Islamization of America.
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*SCREENSHOTS: U.S. soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Task Force Cacti, and counterparts of the Afghan National Army, come together for Operation Saguaro, Feb 27, 2012, in the Bargay valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.