December 5, 2013
Do you want to know why our casualties constantly increase in current Afghanistan (in 2013 US combat death nearly doubled, compared to 2012!)? Pay attention to what I'll tell you!
The matter is that Coalition Forces Command here has apparently decided to reverse its decision to engage Karzai's troops in our joint combat actions here for all it's worth! And what is worse, now we are forced to recognize some shady fighters from semi-criminous local units as our allies, because, in fact, they are the ones, who are controlling the whole territory of this country now.
But I have to serve in Afghanistan for almost 2 years, and know quite well that only some of them are really fighting against Talibs, while others have simply settled by compromise with the Taliban. And plus it, all of them continue to conflict between each other, having sometimes shots at us either! That is why victims among our soldiers are growing every day here!
But why, on earth, should we, ordinary soldiers, distinguish real comrades-in-arms from camouflaged enemies here? Obviously, if the Pentagon is unable to get situation under control here, then it must accelerate total withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan, eh?