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Afghan officer shoots dead US soldier
PressTV ^ | May 12th 2011 | Staff

Posted on 05/12/2011 2:07:56 PM PDT by Cardhu

An Afghan policeman has shot dead an American soldier and wounded three others in the southern province of Helmand.

A member of the Afghan national police opened fire on the Americans on Thursday during a full scale scuffle in the provincial capital city of Lashkar Gah, located about 555 kilometers (344 miles) south of Kabul, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The shooting marks the second incident of its kind in less than a month.

On April 27, a veteran Afghan army pilot opened fire on foreign troops at Kabul airport, killing eight US-led soldiers and a contractor.

Several US-led foreign soldiers and Afghan troops were also wounded in the incident. The Afghan pilot was shot dead at the scene.

Afghans have become increasingly angry over the continued US-led occupation of their country, which also affects Afghan police and army ranks.

NATO troops have recently come under a number of assaults by disgruntled Afghan security forces with some of the attacks causing multiple fatalities among the US-led forces.

A total of 168 US-led foreign troops have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year

(Excerpt) Read more at presstv.ir ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; amnestyinternational; doublestandard; islamonazism; mediablackout; mediahypocrisy; murder; nothingtoseehere; pravdamedia; redcross; rulesofengagement; shooting; ussoldier; warcrine; whywefight

1 posted on 05/12/2011 2:08:02 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

They are armed and our guys aren’t. And I bet that’ll stay that way. Sitting ducks.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 2:09:41 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: Cardhu

Afghan officer shoots dead US soldier

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Did an Afghan write this headline?

Some brain damaged individual did.


3 posted on 05/12/2011 2:12:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes: The headline sucks.

We need to bring our men and women home from Afghanistan.

Bin Laden isdead and there is no reason for us to stay amongst people who cannot be trusted.

The whole of Afghanistan isn’t worth the life of one US soldier. If we ever do leave they will go straight back to their old ways anyway. What are we staying for?


4 posted on 05/12/2011 2:16:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s PressTV, iranian media.......


5 posted on 05/12/2011 2:20:51 PM PDT by norcal joe
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To: Venturer
My son is a Infantry Platoon Leader, and is to deploy to Afghanistan in January. After the last incident ALL the company officers agreed that when around ANG troops that two riflemen will observe and provide cover at all times. They will have shoot first authority (current ROE's be damned) They agreed the it would be better "to be tried by 12 than carried by 6"
6 posted on 05/12/2011 2:30:55 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Cardhu

during a full scale scuffle???????
A friggin scuffle? we thi
That is what we call combat nowadays.
This is what we think of our soldiers??


7 posted on 05/12/2011 2:34:00 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA ( we call combat)
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To: Robe

They will have shoot first authority (current ROE’s be damned)


Good! We did the same thing in VN when appropriate. Please thank your son for his service.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 2:36:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Cardhu

Why isn’t the headline screaming “warcrime”?

Oh, that’s right, the media since Vietnam has always has those in its ranks who side with the enemy.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 2:37:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Cardhu

They never wanted us there anyway; they wanted the Taliban government. The “Northern Alliance” opposed them, but they were foreigners anyway. We may not have to engage in open warfare with Islam (yet), but there is certainly no reason to expose American lives to them.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 2:38:28 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Cardhu

We should take our troops out and nuke every mountaintop and valley in that shithole of a country, period.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 2:39:51 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Cardhu

ping


12 posted on 05/12/2011 2:43:28 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Cardhu

RIP.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 2:46:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Cardhu

My son is due to deploy there this fall. I’m more concerned about this deployment that his two in Iraq.

The enemy are inside the gates.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 3:19:59 PM PDT by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: Cardhu

I’m sick and tired of this crap. It’s way past time to get the hell out of that cesspool and let the camel jockeys go on killing each other like they’ve been doing for centuries.
With the current pussies we have in charge our troops aren’t even allowed to defend themselves.
If you’re going to fight a war-—fight it to win. Patton is rolling over in his grave.


15 posted on 05/12/2011 3:29:09 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: PogySailor

If you are talking about the White House gates then I agree with you.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 3:30:26 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Cardhu

What kind of brain dead ROE’s have our troops unarmed in a place crawling with Muslim Savages?


17 posted on 05/12/2011 3:40:05 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Cardhu

Burn their poppy fields and lime and salt them so nothing ever grows there again.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 3:40:21 PM PDT by freedomtrail (The Fourth Seal has been opened. Three more to go.)
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To: rogue yam

Good Point!


19 posted on 05/12/2011 3:52:28 PM PDT by yorkie (Our POTUS makes me think the person I detested the MOST -- would have been better! (Hillary))
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To: Robe

My son just started his deployment, and you are correct the Platoon leaders gave them the talk about how to work with the Afghans, and DO NOT TRUST THEM FOR 1 SECOND AND NEVER, EVER LET THEM WALK BEHIND YOU!!!


20 posted on 05/12/2011 4:02:34 PM PDT by panthermom (Pray for my son in Aghanistan and all the troops!)
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To: Robe

I’m glad of that. I don’t know why we are offering up our brightest and best to the PC gods.

Most Afghanis are probably reliable or simply don’t care, but the country has a corrupt and Islamified military/police establishment, and ignoring this ranges from foolishness to malicious neglicence.


21 posted on 05/12/2011 4:45:01 PM PDT by livius
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