Watch Your Back!

I guess it is now over a decade since American soldiers first entered Afghanistan in order to drive out religious fanatics  like the Taliban. A decade of  witnessing corrupt Afghans gain power and pretend to fight the Taliban. A few thousand Americans died at the hand of militants but today things have improved. The enemy for more and more US soldiers are their fellow Afghan allies. Since the first of this year about 51 US and NATO soldiers died at the hands of their allies.

From now on US soldiers are on guard against their fellow allies. There will be cutbacks in how many soldiers are in combat roles with Afghans and when in the presence of an Afghan ally just never turn your back. In the end, American soldiers will leave and those Afghans who hate western folk will be left with the Taliban. I wonder what then they will think.