This is life in the military under Obama and liberal apologists
(WSJ) American soldiers should brace for a “social-cultural shock” when meeting Afghan soldiers and avoid potentially fatal confrontations by steering clear of subjects including women’s rights, religion and Taliban misdeeds, according to a controversial draft of a military handbook being prepared for troops heading to the region.
The proposed Army handbook suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture, not Taliban infiltration, has helped drive the recent spike in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces.
“Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member,” according to the draft handbook prepared by Army researchers.
The 75-page manual, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, is part of a continuing effort by the U.S. military to combat a rise in attacks by Afghan security forces aimed at coalition troops.
A perfect storm of leftism: excusing pedophilia, excusing mistreatment of women, bowing to Islamists, and blaming America. Fortunately, the top military commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, won’t endorse the manual, won’t write a forward for it, and outright disapproves of it. Expect him to be quietly replaced within a few months.