Two British Soldiers turned into Jihad victims

The two British soldiers seen in this photo with an Afghani who had recently urinated himself are now dead. They were shot dead in an obvious Jihad / martyr attack by the Afghan seconds after this photo was taken.

Two British soldiers seen in this photo shot dead seconds later.

Two British soldiers seen in this photo shot dead seconds later.

Via Daily Mail:

An unwitting British soldier who posed for a photograph with a rogue Afghan policeman was shot dead by him seconds later.

Corporal Brent McCarthy, 25, is pictured with a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police just moments before the shooting.

After the snap was taken the gunman and another accomplice turned their weapons on the RAF policeman.

His comrade Lance Corporal Lee Davies, 27, of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who can be seen sitting grinning in the background of the photo, was also shot dead.

Known as “green on blue” attacks, these instances have become far too common despite an easily identifiable common denominator all such attackers possess. Call it political correctness but that term doesn’t seem to quite capture the problem anymore. Soldiers are being kept in the dark about who their enemies are. Some might remember a suicide bomber in Afghanistan who took out seven high level C.I.A. officers in late 2009.

Check out this excerpt from the Daily Mail piece:

Benjamin Bardsley, the men’s commander at the time, told the inquest at Oxfordshire Coroners Court it was his belief the two Afghans, dressed in police uniforms, had staged an ‘opportunistic’ attack on his men.

He described both Cpl McCarthy, an RAF policeman, and L/Cpl Davies, of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, as ‘phenomenal soldiers’ fully capable of doing the job.

‘I don’t know why they were attacked – it may have been the Afghans had been turned by the Taliban in the previous weeks,’ he added.

‘I am sure it was nothing the corporals did. I think it was just wrong time, wrong place with these two Afghans set on what they did.’

He added at the time, the risk in the Helmand theatre of an insider attack – known in the British Army as a green on blue incident, was ‘one out of ten’. {emphasis ours}

A 90% success rate for a hospital operating room is unacceptable. Ditto for commercial airline pilots. They’re held to higher standards for that very reason. Yet, when it comes to holding Muslims to that standard, western forces still haven’t reached that level of intolerance.

Intolerance? Oh, yeah, that’s unacceptable too.