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New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

New Army Manual Orders Soldiers Not To Criticize Taliban

DECEMBER 11, 2012

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.”

At least one high-ranking military official had the backbone to publicly criticize the new manual, albeit through a spokesperson. U.S. Marine General John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, doesn’t endorse it and rejected a proposed forward drafted by Army officials in his name. “He does not approve of its contents,” according to a military spokesman quoted in the story.

Earlier this year the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.

Under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nation’s space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy.

Additionally, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a special order to allow the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties long banned them from the U.S. and the administration sent an America-bashing mosque leader (Feisal Abdul Rauf) who blames U.S. foreign policy for the 9/11 attacks on a Middle Eastern outreach mission. The Obama Administration even ordered a government-funded meal program for home-bound seniors to offer halal cuisine prepared according to Islamic law.




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  • SgtRushing

    SO… The United States civilian socialist government will arrest and punish anyone who they think went to Thailand to partake in the under-aged prostitution so prevalent in that country and pass laws to harshly punish and register sex offenders for life here at home, some for urinating behind a bar, or lude and lascivious behavior involving anyone under the age of 18 UNLESS YOU ARE A MUSLIM.. If anyone speaks out against the LGBTQ community’s immoral agendas, they are guilty of homophobia, discrimination and promoting hate and hate crimes, UNLESS OF COURSE THEY ARE MUSLIM. It is alright to poke fun and make a mockery of christianity and its sometimes crazy stories but never mention the megalomaniac pedophile prophet taking a magic carpet ride on top of his 8 year old wife, because HE WAS A MUSLIM AND MUSLIMS ARE SPECIAL. The conservatives are allegedly waging a war on women because we do not agree with partial birth abortion or murdering a child after it is born. We are bad, evil, misogynist hate mongers while women under islam cannot show their faces, or any skin whatsoever, drive a car, own property, vote, or disobey their husbands just to name a few infractions against islam. BUT muslims are social reformers, devout and peace loving while our founding fathers, were terrorists, according to common core standards, BECAUSE ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE.. Alrighty then, I am so happy all the libtard logic was clarified for me.

  • Amaroq64

    You’re full of bullshit. There have been no Muslims killed on our streets in retaliation for the THOUSANDS of Americans they have killed.

    You liberals love that talking point about attacks under Bush’s watch. The difference is, Bush wasn’t complicit in the attacks by ordering standdowns, and Bush didn’t try to cover up that they happened.

  • kafira

    If anyone doubts that America is under assault ideologically they have a lot of homework to do! This falls right in line with the attempts of various ivy league academia trying to normalize pedophilia so as to make it acceptable to the American populace and not punishable by our courts nor enforced by our law enforcement.
    The First amendment is under assault because we shouldn’t say anything untowards about the Islamic prophet mohammed, nor should we express our distaste with him via movie production.
    Moreover, the 2nd amendment is under assault (I believe it to be directly as another front in the islamic jihad against us) which began “coincidentally? I think NOT!!! immediately after Obama got re-elected.
    The 10th amendment has been under assault – and most likely to continue in one form or another since the issue of Arizona (Gov Brewer) and immigration and Obama/ the Federal Govt. SUING the state of AZ for enforcing their s own federal laws because the feds absolutely refuse to!
    This is just the tip of the iceberg… assault on our American Constitution and it’s Bill of Rights specifically because they are considered by the power wielders, Islamic Arabian oil sheiks to be “man-made laws” and Muslims do not follow and will not be made to follow, and in fact will go out of their way to change to our laws to suit their own needs because THIS IS WHAT THEY DO. It is against their religion to assimilate or integrate with another culture because in doing so it inhibits their ability to practice Islam. (They would say, it stops them from FREELY practicing Islam. As though it is WE who are depriving THEM of THEIR freedoms!!! For all, this is they way they look at it. ) What is more, don’t TRY TO CHANGE them either because their actions are in accordance with Islamic sharia law and to ask them to do otherwise is to ask them to DISOBEY their g-d and go straight to hell. For them to change or deny any aspect of their “g-d given law” of Allah – which is the Quran is to do that which is blasphemy and blasphemy or apostasy, both of which are punishable by death under Islam no matter what continent you live on. The laws are the same for Islam in America as they are for Islam in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, the entire ME, it just depends on which stage of sharia law is under implementation because they tend to sneak it in piecemeal under peacetime versus forcing it through all at once during wartime. Obviously it is easier for them to do so during peacetime…especially under circumstances where the nonmuslim target host nation is much stronger than they are physically, financially, powerfully, and technologically as well as more educated. You know, like America used to be before we were weakened economically sufficiently enough for them to feel comfortable enough to begin “Allah’s work”. Finally, they can afford to take a very long time in implementation because they have NOTHING ELSE TO DO except for whatever and whatALL has a purpose for Islam. (It’s growth and overall domination). If there is anything you can think of that can serve to help the causes of Islam, then they can also and can and will do it because THAT IS ALL they HAVE to do. Everything else is forbidden.

  • eddysmith

    Wow the author is out to lunch. The reason that such things are done to show niceness to Muslims is that Muslims were being killed on our streets from radical nuts that think that all Muslims are terrorists. Odd that these same people who murder Muslims usually claim to be Christians. So sad that Americans have become so blinded in their own hate that they start killing other Americans in the street because of their religion.
    @Majors,bruce, Please look up how many people were killed in embassies when Bush was in office then whine again about the handful that were killed with Stevens. People like you are the problem. Uneducated whiners and blamers that point fingers when they know so little about what has happened.

  • bungopony

    why did you elect,then re-elect these drips?

  • Nancyiniowa

    You people won’t stop will you? Trash and more trash!

  • Walter Sieruk

    The new manual with these now rules are both absurd and outragous. For the US troops not being allowed to criticize the Taliban or their beliefs or actiions in Afghanistan is very much like have a manual thay had forbidden the US troops to criticze the Nazis during World War II or the beliefs and actions of theNazis in Europe.

  • majors.bruce

    I guess this explains why they watched Ambassador Stevens be raped and murdered without helping him.

  • Flashforward

    We went there ti kill Taliban or make them surrender. This is insane and an obvious demoralizing campaign AGAINST our troops by the administration and complicit traitors in the pentagon.


    Keep pushing and don’t be surprised at the far-reaching implications and impact such anti-Americanism will bring.

    KUDOs to General Allen for making the point that this bird won’t fly in his own way.

    And to others that say “we’ll be bowing to allah”…maybe you lack the personal moral convictions to refuse. A line has been drawn in the sand and the infection caused by progressive ill-logic is continuing to assail our LIBERTIES. You go right ahead an “bow”. I refuse and will do everthing in within my capabilities to say HELL NO whether or not folks like it, find it repulsive or are want to call me names while attaching labels of prejudicicial nature indicating I’m racists, near-sighted or along some form of extremist.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICA! If the brakes aren’t soon applied with fevor on this runaway train of Nanny State mentalities…this could be your final Christmas season that has any hint of being merry! Time will soon tell.

  • Crashaxe

    No one has done more to advance the cause of islam in the world, none other than the muslim president of America, Hussein Obama.

  • Crashaxe

    islam is the enemy of the free world! If we stay on this track soon all will bow to Allah.

    It’s not Islamophobia, WHEN THEY REALLY ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU! dumbass…..

  • brenda3463

    Whats disappointing is our Government is going out of its way to pee the Americans off, the Judicial System is also doing every thhing to tell us that our Government seized American and took over but yet. we are all sitting here twitting our fingers looking at each other and saying “Is someone going to stop it?” because that is what we thought you were for, to stop this crap! if you cant do it then who can, or are we all screwed? If so…. Tell us to just get out while we have a chance to save our families before they bring war to the United States!

  • brenda3463

    Im just curious if anyone plans on doing anything other than writing news articles about it ? Seriously if these people are doing something wrong wouldnt you think Americans would take back Congress or are we just going to sit around reading news articles of you doing NOTHING about it!

  • tadcf

    That’s because they enemy isn’t comprised totally of Talliban.

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