From our friends at Moonbattery.com
Under pressure from President Obama, the military rushed to recruit local Afghans to stand up a national army and police ahead of his hasty year-end troop withdrawal. To process some 7,000 new recruits each month, corners were cut on background checks, allowing insurgents and terrorists to fill the ranks of the now-350,000-member security force.
At the same time, the Pentagon allowed the Afghan government to take over and empty US prisons of Taliban and other terrorists as part of a mass amnesty program. It also funded a terrorist “reintegration” program that pays Taliban fighters to surrender and join the government.
More shocking, the two programs feed a recruiting pipeline for Afghan security forces whom US troops are training to take over for them, further endangering them to insider attacks and jeopardizing our mission there.
US military intelligence now fear as much as 25% of Afghan security forces are Taliban or al Qaeda operatives and sympathizers, which means we may be arming and training an army of some 87,500 enemy infiltrators with easy access to US personnel and intelligence. The massive infiltration puts the entire Afghanistan exit strategy at risk. The compromised Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) takes over the country’s security on Jan. 1, 2015.
Thirteen years after toppling them, we’re training the Taliban to retake Afghanistan.
Regarding Mohammad Rafiqullah, the Afghan Army recruit who killed General Greene with a US-issued M16:
The rogue soldier was recruited to join the army from the Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, a Taliban stronghold.
Military intelligence officials say he was not vetted by the US, which has relied largely on the Afghans to screen out enemy sympathizers.
Don’t worry, the Regime took effective steps to fix the problem. Just kidding.
In late 2012, after one in four US or NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan were murdered by Taliban sympathizers or operatives posing as Afghan security forces, the Pentagon subjected some, but not all recruits, to lie detector tests. But that special intel team has since been abandoned, and vetting duties have again fallen to Afghans, who allow cursory or no background checks at all for new recruits.
It couldn’t possibly get any crazier, right? Wrong:
[T]he so-called Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program, a $60 million program funded mostly by the US and run by the Afghans … pays insurgents hundreds of dollars to “demobilize.” Many of these supposedly reformed terrorists are then recruited into the Afghan security forces as soldiers or police.
Pentagon documents shows more than 8,025 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters have enrolled in the program so far.
That is, our government is paying Taliban and al Qaeda terrorists with our money explicitly for being Taliban and al Qaeda terrorists, then training and arming them.
As for the ones who had been locked up by US forces, they are often released and then “recruited into the local security forces.”
The five top terrorists Obama traded for deserter and probable defector Bowe Bergdahl are only the tip of the iceberg.
Maybe Obama isn’t actually on the side of Islamic terrorists. Maybe his bleeding heart liberal regime is simply naive and incompetent to the last conceivable extreme. But at this point, as his former Secretary of State might ask, what difference does it make?
On tips from G. Fox and Ben S.