#1 U.S. soldier kills Afghan civilians, officials say03-11-2012, 09:46 AM
From Sara Sidner, CNN
updated 9:09 AM EDT, Sun March 11, 2012
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- An American soldier left his base in Afghanistan and went from house to house in two villages, killing 16 people in their homes, a provincial official told CNN Sunday.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force confirmed that a soldier had gone off base and fired on civilians before turning himself in, but did not say how many victims there had been.
There has been confusion about the number of casualties since the shooting in Kandahar province, eastern Afghanistan, with different sources offering different numbers.
Regardless of the number of victims, the incident looks likely to inflame tensions still further between foreign troops and Afghan civilians, many of whom were enraged by the burning of Qurans by American troops last month.
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03-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Bring them all home tomorrow, anyone can crack under their rules of engagement.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
03-11-2012, 11:12 AM
I'd just say he was taken out future insurgents.
03-11-2012, 11:33 AM
Assuming that the allegations are true (not a given, after Haditha), this is an atrocity, and must be prosecuted to the full extent of the UCMJ. Don't make excuses for it, just let it play out.
03-11-2012, 12:02 PM
03-12-2012, 01:06 AM
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Well I'm sure the Afghani's burned some book he liked a lot, that gave him total permission to go on a killing spree if they are going to be that culturally insensitive.The two most corrosive effects on urban America: Gun control and gentrification.
03-12-2012, 02:04 AM
We aren't terrorist lowlives who kill women and children with impunity, and when one of us crosses the line, we need to make sure that he is brought to justice and the line remains. I don't have a problem punishing one of our own for crossing that line. The thing that we're getting sick of is that our enemy doesn't even see the line, and we do nothing about it.
#8 Taliban vow revenge for U.S. soldier's shooting rampage03-12-2012, 08:08 AM
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 7:01 AM EDT, Mon March 12, 2012
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The Afghan Taliban said Monday that the group's fighters would exact revenge for 16 people left dead after an American soldier went on a house-to-house shooting rampage a day earlier in two villages.
Describing U.S. forces as "sick-minded American savages," the Taliban said in a website statement that the group would mete out punishment for the "barbaric actions."
U.S. officials have expressed shock and sadness over the attack. Afghan leaders have angrily condemned it. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan called it an "unforgivable" crime, noting that nine of the dead were children.
The killings have fueled fears of intensified ire directed at international forces in the country following deadly riots last month over the burning of Qurans by U.S. troops.May the FORCE be with you!
03-12-2012, 10:46 AM
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Not good. My unit that I just retired from is over there. I know over four hundred of those Soldiers and this doesn't bode well for them.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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