Friendly Fire Is Deadly

Friday, August 10, 2012 was a normal day in Afghanistan. American and NATO soldiers went about their daily routines, mixing with Afghan soldiers and employees. It was just another end of the week Friday and most were looking forward to some relaxation over the weekend. An Afghan soldier invited some Americans to share a meal and when they began to eat, he stood up and killed three men. In another incident, an Afghan was working on a construction site when he took out a weapon and killed three Nato soldiers.

These incidents repeatedly occur. It is quite clear there are many members of the Afghan military and police who simply prefer the Taliban to the Karzai government. They are ready to kill men with whom they have worked because these men represent foreign control of their country. The time grows short when it is time to leave.

It was just another Friday in Afghanistan and death came for a visit.