Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Treachery Of 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks In Afghanistan Worse Than Pentagon Has Reported - Investors.com

Treachery Of 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks In Afghanistan Worse Than Pentagon Has Reported - Investors.com: War On Terror: The problem of insider attacks against coalition soldiers by Afghan security forces is worse than what's being reported. The Pentagon has covered up the full extent of the treachery.

On Monday, NATO reported that yet another uniformed Afghan soldier murdered two more coalition soldiers, bringing the official count of such "green-on-blue" casualties to 77. But the actual figure may be more than double. The Pentagon has made it look as if a number of American victims of insider attacks died while fighting in combat.

Take the case of Marine Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus, who died Feb. 1 from a gunshot wound while serving in Afghanistan. In the official announcement of his death, the Pentagon said Dycus died "while conducting combat operations."

But further investigation reveals an Afghan soldier shot the 22-year-old Marine in the back of the head while standing guard at Afghan-U.S. base in southwest Afghanistan. The Defense Department made no mention of the treachery in the public notice it released.

More disturbing, U.S. commanders turned the Afghan suspect over to Afghan government custody. How many other fraggers have been turned over to Afghans? Have they been released from custody?

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