Turns out the very same troops Obama has the United States training in Afghanistan are attacking us back.
With the death toll in Afghanistan reaching 2,000 on Sunday, many are taking a closer look at the startling number of “insider” attacks that have occurred over the past year.
President Obama’s plan for the majority of U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014 calls for training Afghan security forces in how to defend their own country, however, a record number of those troops are instead turning their weapons on Americans.
According to Reuters, a stunning 1-in-5 combat-related deaths in Afghanistan by NATO-led forces in 2012 has been an insider “green on blue” attack, comprising roughly 16% of American casualties.
“I’m mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,” Gen. John Allen — the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan — said on “60 Minutes” Sunday. “We’re going to get after this. It reverberates everywhere, across the United States. You know, we’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. But we’re not willing to be murdered for it.”