View Full Version : Rules of Engagement Killing U.S. Soldiers

12-13-2009, 11:57 PM
You won't believe how politics handcuff troops in Afghanistan

"The Progressive PC Lawyers are Changing the Rules to Make Sure we Lose This War !"

WASHINGTON New military rules of engagement ostensibly to protect Afghan civilians are putting the lives of U.S. forces in jeopardy, claim Army and Marine sources, as the Taliban learns to game plan based the rules' imposed limits.

The rules of engagement, or ROEs, apply to all coalition forces of the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Their enactment is in response to Afghan President Hamid Karzai's complaints over mounting civilian deaths apparently occurring in firefights.

Despite the fact that the newly arrived U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, imposed the more restrictive ROEs to minimize the killing of innocent civilians, however, the Taliban is well aware of them and has its own forces acting in ways to counteract them.

The impact of new restrictions has created increasing frustration and concern among U.S. Army and Marine Corps troops who now are compelled to follow these rules despite the danger of letting the Taliban live to fight again another day.


12-14-2009, 12:36 AM
Isn't that the whole point? This is the OBAMA Administration we are talking about here.

Last Samurai
12-14-2009, 01:28 AM
Nothing new here, says the old Viet Nam Vet.