12 Dec

New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

Judicial Watch:

Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administration’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a  new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things.

It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture— not Taliban infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces.

The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an article that should infuriate the American taxpayers funding the never-ending war on terror. The manual is being created because someone with authority bought the theory that cultural insensitivity is driving insider attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

More than three dozen insider attacks have killed 63 members of the U.S.-led coalition this year, according to the article, and some blame “American cultural ignorance.” The bottom line is that troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with Afghan security forces, the new military handbook says. “Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [troops] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead toward green-on-blue violence.”

The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

8 Responses to New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

  1. Liberal1 (Objectivity) says: 1

    As published with the original website:

    “That’s because they enemy isn’t comprised totally of Taliban.”

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  2. Hard Right says: 2

    Another incoherent response from lib#2.

    “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,”

    Why is this not ok? Can you answer this?

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  3. Nan G says: 3

    Most men in the Taliban were sexually abused before puberty by older Taliban men.
    It is a cycle of sexual victimhood morphing into sexual victimization that has been seen in ”groomed’ molested boys elsewhere.
    The odd thing about the Taliban is that their form of Islam allows as much sex with pre-pubescent boys as one wishes while it completely prohibits sex between two consenting adults!
    Isn’t this exactly the opposite of the Left’s liberated view of homosexuality?
    For the Left, in Europe or America, sex with little boys is what is bad, while sex with fellow adults should be no one’s business but the couple’s.

    So, it always strikes me as odd when the Left becomes political bedfellows with the Taliban (other pedophilic sects in Islam).
    Maybe they are just ill-informed.

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  4. FAITH7 says: 4

    The Left in the U.S. is just as “twisted” on many levels it’s no wonder they want to be “political bedfellows” with those of this perverse ilk….??

    What? They make up the rules as they go along??
    _______________________
    I didn’t know free speech ends with the Taliban?
    Wonder how long it’s going to take for those in our Military, or those who are thinking about volunteering to join our Military, knowing they might be shipped off to this Godforsaken place or one like it decide it’s just not worth the ‘rules’ of engagement they have to play by….? Then what?

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  5. Petercat says: 5

    This is just another stone in the wall of insulation protecting Muslims from any responsibility for their own savagery. Whatever reprehensible actions that they have chosen to take have always been justified in their own minds by their outrage at some “disrespectful” act by their victims. Now it’s being codified by this administration.
    The newest cause of violence against our military is… the ignorance of our military?
    Giving aid and comfort to our enemies again. How many acts of treason will this administration be allowed? We passed the point of “too many” long ago.
    I’m proud to have served.
    I’m glad to have gotten out.

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  6. what a crooked mindset, and they wrote a book on it, for the MILITARY,
    THOSE WHO LOOSE LIMBS BECAUSE OF THOSE ENEMIES,
    THOSE WHO NEVER COME BACK ALIVE, THE OBAMA IS PART OF THE ENEMIES BY
    AGREEING TO THAT ROE
    IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING TO THEM SPIT ON THEM, THE BOOK DOESN’T SAY YOU CAN’T SPIT
    AND DO IT WHILE YOU SHOOT THEM ,
    THE AFGHANS ARE HELPING THE ENEMIES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS WAR, THAT MAKE THEM ENEMY,
    MORE AMERICANS HAVE DIED ON OBAMA’S WATCH
    PLEASE GOD DELIVER THE BRAVES FROM OBAMA’S DEATH AGENDA

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  7. Nan G says: 7

    Letter from soldier……

    I am an active duty Army officer and a military history major with two deployments under my belt. I read this article in the Wall Street Journal when it was first published a day or two ago and have to tell you that this more than anything else is a huge sign that the war in Afghanistan is over and we have lost.

    Th[e manual] was produced and sanctioned by mainstream elements in the institutional Army, otherwise it never would have even seen daylight. This is an indicator that the Army is looking for a politically acceptable way to explain why we have lost the war and why after a decade we have failed to turn the Afghan national security forces into anything approaching a reliable security partner. Call it a trial balloon.

    Make no mistake, this is a turning point. This is the opening shot in a war of recrimination and it’s about to get ugly. To paraphrase T.S Eliot, the way the world ends is not with a bang but a whimper. From this point forward, it’s all over except the whimpering and recrimination that a strategic defeat in Afghanistan will entail.

    I implore you and your readers to hold the current leadership in the DoD accountable across both administrations and to do an honest assessment of why our efforts in Afghanistan have fallen short. We owe that much to our dead….Obviously, this email is not representative of anyone’s view but my own.


    Name withheld by request.

    Green on blue murders are not due to ”insensitivity.”
    They are done as Afghani force members use a convenient target to show their new overlords (the Taliban) they are siding with the strong horse over the weak one.
    No tiny corner we can paint ourselves into will satisfy those looking for an excuse (an EXCUSE) to kill an infidel.

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  8. Nan G
    of course he is right, he has notice and he has the first seat to see it all,
    SOLDIER, WE PRAY FOR YOUR RETURN IN THE BEST CONDITION,
    DON’T MAKE THE PRAYER LIE,
    YOU’RE BELOVED AMERICA IS COUNTING ON YOU ALL TO COME BACK,

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