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Yet another in a long, long list of similar casualties: Aussie soldier is murdered by his Afghan Muslim 'colleague'
From the ABC.
'Manhunt after Afghan soldier killed Australian'
'A man hunt is under way for a rogue Afghan army soldier who shot dead an Australian comrade who was on guard duty in Afghanistan.
'Rogue'. But there seem to be rather a lot of these 'rogues'. - CM
'Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, 25, was at a patrol base in the Chora Valley when he was shot by an Afghan Natiional Army (ANA) soldier who was sharing guard duties with him.
'The Afghan soldier fled the scene and escaped despite being shot at by another ANA guard.
'Escaped despite being shot at...'. Maybe I have a nasty suspicious mind, but it does occur to me to wonder whether that 'other ANA guard' was really trying very hard to hit his fellow Muslim who had, after all, just killed one of the dirty kuffar. - CM
'Lance Corporal Jones was airlifted to a medical facility at Tarin Kowt, where he later died.
'He was on his first deployment to Afghanistan, and was serving with the Mentoring Task Force, which is involved with training the Afghan army.
His first deployment. Yes, and it seems he had not yet learned what I suspect the average non-Muslim soldier on the ground in that jihad-racked, sharia-crazed hellhole soon learns, if he means to survive: do. not. trust. a. Muslim. Did anyone teach Lance Corporal Jones about Islam? Did anyone give him, say, Mr Robert Spencer's Complete Infidel's Guide to the Quran? Did anyone encourage him to read Sir Winston Churchill's little book The Story of the Malakand Field Force, or at least its opening chapter, 'The Theatre of War', whose observations on the effects of Islam in the north-west frontier provinces, now Afghanistan,remain as ruthlessly accurate today as they were in the late 19th century? If he - or his commanding officers - had read something of that sort, he might still be alive today. - CM.
'The ANA has expressed its "shock and outrage" at the shooting, and vowed to track the soldier down.
Promises, promises...- CM.
'Defence chief Angus Houston has confirmed a manhunt is underway. "We have his name, we have his service number. So this was not an imposter, and I would characterise him as a rogue soldier", he said.
I would classify him as a zealous orthodox Muslim who had decided to switch from Slow Jihad to Fast Jihad - CM.
'Lance Corporal Jones was one of two Australian servicemen who lost their lives in Afghanistan on Monday in what Air Chief Marshal Houston described as a "very bad day".
'In a separate incident, Lieutenant Marcus Case, 27, was killed when a Chinook helicopter crashed east of Tarin Kowt. Lieutenant Case, the youngest of six siblings, had recently flown helicopter rescue missions for the ADF during the Queensland floods.
'Lance Corporal Jones and Lieutenant Case were both from Victoria.
'The Defence Force is investigating both incidents'.
I gather, from other sources, that the helicopter crash appears to have been a simple accident. But when the ADF investigates the murder of Lance Corporal Jones, all they need to do is read the thrice-accursed Quran, and one or two other little things, such as S K Malik's "the Quranic concept of War", and they will know why that Afghan Muslim soldier did what he did. - CM
'Prime Minister Julia Gillard described news of the two deaths as "heartbreaking"...
'Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said the soldiers' deaths were "tragic news"..."This is a tragedy for our country", he said. "It's a terrible personal loss for the families involved, but it remains an important cause. We must support our allies in Afghanistan".
In the Sisyphean task of attempting to create a stable civil society out of a sharia-crazed population? - CM
'Greens leader Bob Brown has praised the soldiers for their commitment and offered his condolences, but says it is time for Australia to get out of Afghanistan. "It is time for a very serious review, and I call on the Prime Minister to reconsider the Australian troop commitment", he said. "Like the Netherlands, we should bring our troops home safely to our shore".
I know, from other things he has said on other occasions and other issues, that Mr Brown is utterly clueless about Islam and is, indeed, as hopeless a proto-dhimmi as one might find anywhere; however, I quite agree with him that we should bring our troops home. I think that because I think that chasing murderous Mohammedan kilkenny cats round and round and round in the hell-pits of Afghanistan and trying in vain to make them play nicely together and eat from the same plate, is perfectly futile. I shall write Mr Bob Brown a letter, I think. - CM
'The death of Lance-Corporal Jones [has] been described as the "realisation of a long-held fear".
Hmmm. Their instincts are screaming at them, but they refuse to listen. - CM
'Australian Defence Association spokesman Neil James said the risk of an Afghan soldier (that is, of an Afghan Muslim soldier - CM) turning rogue (no, deciding to Go Jihad - CM) was an unavoidable one.
'He said Australian soldiers serving in the mentoring units had always known one of their Afghan colleagues could turn on them.
But he still doesn't face the full reality of the reason for this. - CM
'"The Mentoring Task Force role is inherently dangerous because it involves, just as the training team in Vietnam did, working with the security forces of the country you're helping, and occasionally one of them will prove unreliable and be an enemy sympathiser", he said.
False analogy, mate. Vietnam is not Afghanistan. The South Vietnamese didn't want a communist state, so the occasional 'rogue' or 'enemy sympathiser' was just that. But all good Muslims are supposed to desire a sharia state. All good Muslims are supposed to hate Infidels, and do them harm as opportunity presents. Every Muslim in the Afghan National Army, being Muslim, is in effect an 'enemy sympathiser', sharing many if not all of his attitudes and goals with the Taliban that he is supposed to be fighting. - CM
'"We've said right from the start that this is a very, very dangerous role, especially because of the trust you need to have in the Afghan security force with people you work with".
'The trust you need to have'. Why do you 'need' to trust them? You can't. You mustn't. If our soldiers are told to suppress their survival instincts and blindly 'trust' those Muslims with whom they are forced to work, more people will wind up dead, just like Lance Corporal Jones. - CM
'Mr James says the risk is unavoidable in that type of job.
"Whenever you have this type of training and mentoring role that requires you to work very closely with members of a society that is riven by religious and political factionalism (translation: that is saturated with the suspicion and aggression that Islam naturally inculcates in all its adherents...- CM) there is always the risk that someone you're working with will either be working for the enemy indirectly, or directly", he said.
Mr James: look up Dar al Harb and Dar al Islam, and find out how Muslims are taught to view all Infidels, such as yourself. Then tell yourself - in Afghanistan, every single Muslim we meet must, alas, be assumed to be in some sense 'the enemy', because every one of them is taught to see us, the Infidels, as 'the enemy'. - CM
'But Mr James warned against using the incident to renew calls for an end to Australia's mission in Afghanistan.
Oh, dear. - CM
"Let's have a debate, let's have an objective debate, but let's not have it full of subjective slogans like, 'Oh dear, the job's too hard so we should quit", he said.
'Shocked and disturbed'
'Air Chief Marshal Houston says all Afghan soldiers enrolled in the ANA are vetted by NATO recruiters.
Just because they pass the screening when they enlist doesn't mean they can't and won't 'Go Jihad' later on. See Ali Sina on 'moderate Muslims', for more. - CM.
"Let me stress, we have been in Afghanitan on this mission for six years", he said. "We've worked with thousands and thousands of Afghans through those six years right from the outset, and this is the first incident we've had of this nature'.
You mean, surely, the first time an Australian has been killed by an Afghan Muslim who was supposed to be his colleague/ ally? For this is definitely not the first time that non-Muslim soldiers from the coalition forces, American, or British, or German, or from other backgrounds, have met a death similar to that of Lance Corporal Jones. - CM
'Ms Gillard said Australians would be 'shocked and disturbed' that a supposed friendly soldier would turn his firearm against an Australian.
My dear Ms Gillard, knowing what I know about Islam, and how Muslims are supposed to view all non-Muslims, all the time, I am not shocked at all.- CM'
"I think we've got a really shared want to get to the bottom of this and to understand it", she said.
Good idea. So: read the Quran, and the Sira, and some of the Hadiths, and The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Quran, or perhaps just "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades", by one Robert Spencer. And an essay by Dr Raymond Ibrahim, entitled "How Taqiyya Alters Islam's Rules of War". Then you might understand. - CM
'But she urged people not to get discouraged by the setbacks, saying Australian troops have trained thousands of Afghan soldiers without a problem.
Without a problem. Yet. So let's make our young, young soldiers go on playing Muslim Roulette... - CM.
"I, personally, when I've been in Afghanistan, have heard our soldiers compliment members of the Afghan National Army on their professionalism and their determination", she said.
Hmmm. I have heard, however, rumours about both the Afghan army and the police recruits, that suggest otherwise...And did the soldiers tell you, Ms Gillard, about institutions such as 'Man-Boy Love Thursdays"...? - CM
'Ms Gillard said the Government was determined to 'stay the course' in Afghanistan.
"We are in Afghanistan because we don't want it to be a safe haven for terrorists", she said.
"It has been in the past, and if we left a security vacuum in Afghanistan, it would be filled by terrorist groups from around the world".
Yep, just like Londonistan. And by the way, Prime MInister, could you please see your way to placing a ban upon Hizb ut Tahrir in Australia? - CM.