Saturday, October 06, 2012

U.S. Soldiers Urged Not to Shoot Taliban at Night so Locals Can Sleep

U.S. Soldiers Urged Not to Shoot Taliban at Night so Locals Can Sleep

The green on blue assassinations; tangos inside the wire with impunity; Marines ordered to unload and stack weapons when civilian authorities are present were reasons enough to pack it in.

This is just screwed up. The civilian authorities want American soldiers killed.

It is now officially time to leave. When this kind of incompetence is in charge, we can't win, we can't tie. We can only lose. Any future loss of American lives is the equivalent of government sanctioned murder of US citizens. The left doesn't care. They hate the military anyway. Its been demonstrated time and time again how the left feels about America's Warrior Class. This will get a lot more American and NATO soldiers and Marines killed or worse.

Reports indicate U.S. soldiers and British Royal Marines have been urged to show "courageous constraint" by not shooting Taliban members spotted planting IEDs. The reason? Shooting them might disturb the locals.

This news comes out on the heels of an investigation into the death of Royal Marine Sergeant Peter Rayner, whom witnesses say watched the Taliban plant IEDs at night but was ordered not to engage them. Families of other soldiers and Royal Marines are telling stories of how their loved ones were not allowed to use mortars or night illumination when they came across Taliban members in an area full of IEDs.  
The reason given was that "the sound of shooting 'might wake up and upset the locals.'"
This is not "courageous restraint" -- this is appeasement.
This is not appeasement; this is the equivalent of surrendering and then joining the other side. Our government, our civilian authority, has just told the enemy it is OK to plant IEDS at night, because we told our soldiers not to shoot you. The Muslim Brotherhood is dictating American military tactics.

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Anonymous Ponsdorf said...

This story appears to be a bit over 2 years old CB.

Doesn't lessen it much, mores the pity, but...

October 06, 2012 5:32 PM  
Blogger concretebob said...

So that explains why there have been twice as many casualties in 3 years under Bambi as there were in 8 years under Bush. We still have American military downrange and they are still under the control of the same civilian authorities that issued this bullshit order. Its more relevant now than it was when it was first issued. If its still in effect, it will get our soldiers and Marines killed.

October 07, 2012 11:11 AM  

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