Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Obama Administration Secretly Releasing High Level "Insurgents" in Exchange for Pledges for Peace

Hey, what could possibly go wrong?

This is the strategy:

“We look at detainees who have influence over other insurgents — individuals whose release could have a calming effect in an entire area,” one U.S. official said. “In those cases, the benefits of release could outweigh the reasons for keeping him detained.”

"When the insurgency appears to be gathering steam in certain provinces, for instance, prisoners have been released to alleviate mounting tension."

So, just to rephrase. An area that is increasingly "tense" and bubbling over with "insurgent" activity (of no particular origin, and related to no particular ideology) requires the release of the most extreme "insurgents" back into said tense area to "alleviate mounting tensions".

I'm sure it's working out very well.


Another "lone wolf" attack in Afghanistan.

Some information from the British press that might not be widely seen in America:

"The US-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or other foreign soldier is killed by an Afghan in uniform, but the military is under-reporting the number of overall attacks. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that the coalition does not report attacks in which the Afghan wounds – or misses – his US or allied target. It also doesn't report the wounding of troops who were attacked alongside those who were killed"

"US officials say that in most cases the Afghans who turn their guns on their allies are motivated not by sympathy for the Taliban or on orders from insurgents, but rather act as a result of personal grievances against the coalition. "