We have yet another example of how well our war in Afghanistan is going after tens of thousands of deaths and wounds (and hundreds of billions of dollars): the commander of an Afghan special forces defected to the Taliban and took a Humvee filled with U.S. supplied weapons and equipment. That, believe it or not, is a fortunate outcome. We have repeated had Afghan allies shoot U.S. soldiers in the back before running off to join the enemy. Nevertheless, the Obama Administration has been pressuring Afghanistan to allow thousands of U.S. soldiers to remain in the country and continues to pour huge amounts of money into the country.
Monsif Khan left his 20-man team in Kunar’s capital Asadabad to join the Hezb-e-Islami organization.
He sent his men sightseeing or on leave and then loaded up their weapons and materials to join the other side.
Over the last month alone, there have been 10 insider attacks by Afghan military. These attacks are now responsible for an astonishing one in every five coalition combat deaths.
By the way, he picked an appropriate group to join. We trained and supplied Hezb-e-Islami before Gulbuddhin Hekmatyar switched sides. It is now considered one of the most anti-American and lethal insurgent groups.
Khan will now be able to use his U.S. training to kill Americans and of course stop girls from going to school, children from getting polio shots, and other priorities for the morally correct Islamic insurgency.