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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, April 07, 2011 5:39 AM 

An update from DPA  on this week's murders of two US troops by an Afghan police officer:

Afghan and NATO forces Thursday killed a rogue Afghan policeman who had shot dead two US soldiers in the northern province of Faryab earlier this week, the alliance said.

Acting on intelligence reports regarding the whereabouts of the assassin, the combined forces conducted an operation in the provincial capital Maimanah, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

'The successful operation resulted in the death of the individual responsible for the shooting,' the statement said, adding that two other suspected insurgents were detained for further questioning.

The assailant, who was identified only as Sarwar by Afghan security sources, on Monday turned his weapon on the US soldiers at an outpost while he was chatting with them.

Fits my scenario.

He fled the area after the shooting and a manhunt was launched to track him down.

On Wednesday, two other ISAF soldiers were killed in a friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, the military said. ISAF did not reveal the nationalities of the deceased, but said it has assigned an assessment team to look into the incident.

There have been several incidents in which Afghan soldiers forces turned their weapons on their foreign mentors, but the motives for such shootings not been made public.

Anti-Western sentiment is an all-time-high in Afghanistan following the burning of Koran by a US church last month. Afghans staged violent demonstrations across the country that left at least two dozen people including rioters and seven United Nations workers dead. ...

Hey, how about a little anti-Afghan sentiment? Where is that now that 12 people in the United Nations compound and more have been savagely  killed since last Friday by Afghans rampaging over some person burning a book? After 22 Western troops (including 17 US) have been killed by Afghan security forces in just the past four months? Any upset (pulse) in the West? Any "apologies" from Hamid Karzai for his "rogue" military and police? Any anti-Karzai sentiment brewing? After all, it was Karzai's April 7 incitement, his denuciation of Terry Jones' obscure March 20 piece of performance art, that actually brought the symbolic act to the attention of his apparently blameless people (according to Gen. David Petraeus), thus "causing" the most recent re-runs of rioting and increased danger to our troops.

I don't hear anything.

We have arrived at a place where the only outrage we muster is over Koran burning.

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