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New Guideline for Afghan Troops: Don't Kill Westerners for Cultural Ignorance

Stan306 Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 2:04 AM
Time to leave Afghan with a promise to return if they allow al qaeda to take over or train terrorists in their country. Only thing is that when we return it will be rather suddenly, without permission and (for those that survive) it will be very loud.


There's been a troubling uptick in "green on blue" violence as its known -- Afghan troops turning on their NATO counterparts and at times, killing them. Now, it seems an Afghan military official and a NATO chaplain have pinpointed a cause: cultural misunderstandings, where Western troops accidentally and unknowingly gravely insult Aghan troops. The two leaders have written a pamphlet for the Afghan troops, explaining that mortally offensive gestures to them are often completely meaningless to the Westerners.

It warns Afghan soldiers that their international allies may blow their noses in public or "show their excitement...

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