It hit the wire this morningâ€¦
GEN McChrystal banned the sale of alcohol at the military alliance’s Kabul headquarters after becoming frustrated when he had trouble getting in touch with some of his staff after the attack in Kunduz.
Many news outlets have reported this, story to include some like The Ledger at http://www.theledger.com/article/20090909/NEWS/909095025/1410?Title=Eight-U-S-Troops-Killed-In-Iraq-and-Afghanistan
However after doing some digging I have found out the truth behind all of this. See the MSM leads the reader to believe that the â€œStaffâ€ are the Generalâ€™s American staff that helps him. But that is not the case. I have found out from my sources that the people who were drunk, hung-over and unable to perform their duties in a timely manner were in fact German military members at the ISAF HQ.
The US staff at the ISAF HQ was sober and had their wits, but when they tried to communicate to the German military members in order to get information from the German military members stationed in the Kunduz area that had cleared the air drop, the US forces were unable to make contact.
Now donâ€™t get my wrong, we all know that Americans do a good enough job at screwing up, like the Guards Gone Wild at the US Embassy. But from what I am hearing, this one was not on us but instead the German military representatives. The same German military that last year was noted in many articles to be too drunk or out of shape to go out on combat missions.
At the main German base in Mazar-e-Sharif, in northern Afghanistan, there is a purpose-built nightclub known as the Beach Club Bar where hundreds of camp-bound troops party every Thursday. In a leaked report, German officers branded their troops there â€œuseless cake-eaters,â€ before a parliamentary report revealed that 3,500 troops had consumed about 1.7 million pints of beer and 90,000 bottles of wine in a year.
To those that read this blog from Germany, I am sorry if you are offended as that is not my intent. I am only writing the facts as I have heard them from sources in the country.