We’d probably kill more enemy if we turned our guns on our Afghan army “allies” (settle down libs, I’m not advocating that).
(MSNBC) — Members of the Afghan army are forging secret alliances with the Taliban, threatening to undermine the ability of Afghan authorities to maintain control just as NATO troops prepare to hand over power to the country’s security forces, Britain’s Sunday Times reported.
In Ghazni province an hour from capital Kabul, Afghan army lieutenant Mohammad Wali admitted to the newspaper that he and a local Taliban commander were working together.
“We lost seven men in an ambush when I first arrived at the base,” Wali, who commands 18 men, told The Times. “So I thought, why risk my life when there’s another way?”
The two share intelligence about military operations and plan to loot Nato supply convoys and divide-up the proceeds, the newspaper reported.
Wali told the newspaper that he met the local Taliban chief in a bazaar, where the two agreed a ceasefire and plans to ambush NATO convoys on the Kabul-Kandahar highway.
“The plan is simple,” Wali told the newspaper. “When the Taliban attack the convoys we stay in our bases. If the Taliban capture something valuable then they share it with us later.”
Local Taliban commander Mohammad Hassan told The Times that he had hit dozens of convoys in this way.