Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Failed Foreign Policies, AGAIN!

Friends, there are some days where you wonder just flat out too hard about what is going on in the minds of our top brass in the military. Today there is very little skin left on the top of my head I've been scratching it so hard. Apparently our troops are the reason for being murdered in the newest trend of "blue on green" crime? These types of crimes are murders and assaults from Afghanistan forces on their American counterparts, yeah the same Afghan forces we are training, not the ones we are fighting.

A list of rules for American troops to follow to insure that we respect Islam are:

* Wear surgical gloves whenever handling a copy of the Koran.
* Never walk in front of a praying Muslim.
* Never show the bottom of boots while sitting or lying across from a Muslim, which in Islam is considered an insult.
* Never share photos of wives or daughters.
* Never smoke or eat in front of Muslims during the monthlong Ramadan fasting.
* Avoid winking, cursing or nose-blowing in the presence of Muslims — all viewed as insults in Islam.
* Avoid exiting the shower without a towel.
* Avoid offering and accepting things with the left hand, which in Islam is reserved for bodily hygiene and considered unclean.

So what exactly are we saying? are we saying that movies and crudeness are to blame for the murder of infidels? Infidels are so terrible that somehow we push a Muslim to take action. I don't understand this at all. I get that we should be good guests in a foreign land, but this, this is too far. In case you haven't noticed we are considered less than dogs to Muslims. 

Now I've lived with these sort of policies. I know the intent is to keep our men and women safe, but when we have an "ally" that is willing to kill for an offense as slight as showing the soles of ones feet, than that nation is not an ally. We need to look at our objectives again and set actual obtainable goals, but first and foremost we need to start treating these allies how they deserve to be treated based on their actions. Get them off of our bases, get them away from our troops who desperately need the ability to relax in peace without having to worry who he might offend. 

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