‘Hey, did you know Afghans are killing US soldiers because they so desperately want us to continue occupying their country?
That is the rather absurd argument in a piece run by Foreign Policy by Felisa “Farzana” Dyrud, a former US Air Force officer. Dyrud says that, contrary to most commentary, the reason we’ve seen such a spike in “insider attacks” is because we’ve announced that we’re withdrawing in 2014.
The attacks, she argues, are “a symptom of the trust crisis between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), stemming from the US announcement of its withdrawal by the end of 2014 — regardless of mission completion.” She says “hundreds” of surveys and “conversations with Afghans” support this conclusion, although she offers not one of these in her article. You see, “Afghans do not resent Americans for being occupiers,” Dyrud obliviously insists, “but rather for leaving the job unfinished.”‘