ISAF probably didn’t have this in mind when they established the goal to make the Afghan National Army, or Afghan Air Force, independent and self-sustaining: Afghan Air Force Probed in Drug Running. A complete story (if you don’t have a WSJ account) is at ABC News and elsewhere.
In addition to the donkey-borne IEDs, we now have flying drug mules–who said Afghans weren’t able to adapt and modernize? It’s good to see that taxpayer dollars are finally going to something that will be endure in Afghanistan.
This puts Joint Ceremonies and operations in a whole new light.
Posted in Culture, Humor
Tagged AAF, ABC News, Afghanistan, ANA, ANP, ANSF, Drugs, ISAF, NTM-A, Wall Street Journal, Waste
One treatment for MAJ Hassan and completely different treatment for SSGT Bales. Not sure if this is the original author or not, but worthy of reposting. From Capitalism Akbar:
Islam and Liberal Relativism: A LOUSY LOPSIDED Double Standard!!
After reading the headlines about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing an irony. There is all this clamor to quickly bring this guy to trial and execute him, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Yet this Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming Allah akbar, still hasn’t stood trial, and they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: slay as many infidels as possible.
So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed immediately. But this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice safe office all day murders 13, wounds 29 of our own guys, and they try to argue the poor lad suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome, from listening to real soldiers who had actual battle experience.
Two and a half years later, they still haven’t tried the murderous terrorist.
What a double standard.