The ANP are a bunch of muppets and are not averse to letting off a few rounds to say hello as you drive past or approach their CP's. Then you get the attached ANA joining in to reply. Leads to the odd twitchy spincter.
Bloody journos reporting like the Coalition is on one long orgy of random violence, if the local raggies had half a bloody clue and weren't doing stupid ass things like firing their AK's in the air for jollies there would be less blue-on-blue problems, for a start what goes up must go down...
OPSEC is one thing, don't tell the locals because you are not sure/don't trust them.
But which Mong did the Special Needs IPB, kind of nice to now the location of friendly-ish forces. Blue on Blue suggests an honest mistake - Not knowing where your allies are based is a tad careless.
Well done that will be another five families and extended members who may now just decided to join the opposition.
Hmmm, the ANP. Also seen as the local militia/muscle for the drug lords/war lords/local power base for whoever needs them. And pays.
Yep those fine fellows who spend their time manning the checkpoints âtaxingâ locals, abducting ISAF LECs and genrally being a pain. Sometimes wearing uniform but more often than not in civvies. Bringing mates to âworkâ with them so when you turn up for a chat with a list of who should be there you find double the numbers but only 4 or 5 who should be there. Maybe someone will be wearing a uniform shirt or something indicating âPoliceâ.
Rules for us was if ANP fired on us we returned fire and spanked them good and proper as we never knew who was paying their wages that day; GIRoA or people a tad more shady.
The ANP are at the bottom of the pecking order socially and are basically thugs who got the job through tribal ties. Things are changing albeit very slowly.
The locals loved us doing joint patrols with them because âWhen you are here they donât steal and murderâ.
The current CoP in LKG has convictions for terrorism and corruption. Now he is head honcho. A glorious system.
There was a rumour that there were 3 ANP whacked who were mistaken for a TB rocket team. Red faces all round. Thing was they were not from the local area or in uniform, no one could say why they were there or what they were doing.
Rocket attacks stopped very suddenly. Wierd.
Any way it is not âBlue on Blueâ but âBlue on Greenâ.
So, no great loss just throw them some cash and crack on. It is not as if they were onside to start with!