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U.S. offers condolences as U.S. service member investigated for alleged killing of Afghan civilians
fox ^ | 3/11/12 | fox

Posted on 03/11/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by Nachum

U.S. officials have briefed President Obama about an alleged shooting of civilians by a U.S. service member in Afghanistan as worries grow the incident could trigger more violence and fuel a push to abandon the war-worn country.

"We are deeply concerned by the initial reports of this incident, and are monitoring the situation closely," White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Sunday, after one service member was detained by his unit following an alleged shooting of as many as 16 Afghan civilians in two neighboring villages.

According to a government representative for southern Afghanistan and a member of the delegation that went to investigate the incident, a U.S. service member stationed at a U.S. base in the southern Kandahar province walked off the base around 3 a.m. local time and walked into three homes and started shooting. He then returned to his base where he was arrested.

NATO officials apologized for the shootings but did not confirm that anyone was killed, referring instead to reports of deaths.

"I wish to convey my profound regrets and dismay at the actions apparently taken by one coalition member in Kandahar province, said a statement from Lt. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw, the deputy commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghancivilians; afghancivskilled; condolences; investigated
We are so sorry. Really sorry. Sincerely sorry. Sorry. Here, let Obama bow a few times... see. He's sorry.
1 posted on 03/11/2012 10:23:09 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/11/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

If all of Afghanistan can be tipped on its head by burning a Koran or a random shooting, then it simply shows there was absolutely no hope of stability (ie. nation building) in the first place.


3 posted on 03/11/2012 10:25:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Let the riots continue.....

(Americans died for the sake of this hellhole.)


4 posted on 03/11/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Nachum

So their caliph-n-chief makes the apology BEFORE he finds out what actually happened. Pathetic jacka$$!! Of course in his eyes they are already guilty.

It could have been the taliban dressed as Americans or even in the rags they wear. These people wouldn’t tell the truth for all the money in the world, but the scum in the WH believes them. POS!!


5 posted on 03/11/2012 10:38:50 AM PDT by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: mardi59
If this actually happened, and the propensity for truth in such matters from the mooselimbs is pretty slim, then the person responsible should just say “I did it in retaliation for the killings of coalition soldiers caused by the fake trumped up rage caused by Karzai”. “I'll do it again given the opportunity”. No further comments or questions will be taken.
6 posted on 03/11/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: All
hold off on apologies . . .MSM narrative shifts to multiple soldiers in multiple attacks:
(Reuters) - Western forces shot dead 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, Afghan officials said, in a rampage that witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk. One Afghan father who said his children were killed in the shooting spree accused soldiers of later burning the bodies. Witnesses told Reuters they saw a group of U.S. soldiers arrive at their village in Kandahar's Panjwayi district at around 2 am, enter homes and open fire. The incident, one of the worst of its kind since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is likely to deepen the divide between Washington and Kabul.
(excerpt)

Why draw hysteria on this event, with intial reports focusing on one soldier, then sowing confusion with updates involving more soldiers,. . . yet, no hysteria regarding:

Air strikes kill 17 suspected al Qaeda militants

or this: Suicide attack at funeral kills at least 14 in Pakistan

or any of the thousands of muslim-on-muslim murders in that region?

7 posted on 03/11/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by wtd
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Those people kill our troops and all the idiot in the WH does is apologize. He is worthless!! Where are OUR apologies from these sandnazis? Not one.

I wouldn’t blame our troops if they went insane and leveled a town.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: mardi59
Well we ALL know that this soldier reports directly to Dick Cheney Joe Biden, who ordered these hits in order to increase profits donations to Halliburton the anti-war wing of the Democrat Party. or perhaps it was Bush Obama whose poor handling of an unpopular war is damaging our image in the world.
9 posted on 03/11/2012 11:06:34 AM PDT by BRK
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To: Nachum

GET OUT NOW—That miserable Hellhole is Satan’s backyard. It is populated with stupid violent people guided by a Stone Age stupid religion. The evil that permeates the entire country is an infection that can makes our good soldiers into demons. This guy was likely a loose cannon but it’s in a whole country of homicidal maniacal citizens. It made him seem normal. If the Taliban launch another attack from camps from there then we must do what we should have done after 9-11. Turn that waste of space and oxygen into a smoking sheet of radioactive glass and call it a day.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 11:06:49 AM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: wtd

witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk. /

That remark alone makes this entire thing not suspect, but a giant lie.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 11:07:09 AM PDT by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Nachum

Probably just self defense, you know how those murdering Afghans are.

1. Bring ‘em home
2. Nuke
3. Rinse
4. Repeat


12 posted on 03/11/2012 11:10:24 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Nachum

13 posted on 03/11/2012 11:11:48 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Paparazzi mob senior citizen mistaking her for Lindsay Lohan (True Story))
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To: Nachum

No Blood for Opium.


14 posted on 03/11/2012 11:16:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Nachum

I’m so sorry........ he ran out of ammo...


15 posted on 03/11/2012 11:25:35 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Nachum

The story keeps evolving. I wouldn’t believe a word out of these lying muzzie bustards mouths!

Dear God, protect my nephew as he heads to his second tour in that God forsaken pit.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 11:31:04 AM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: Sparky21555

This thing has “Reichstag Fire” written all over it.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

This speck of dirt and rock should have been turned to glass on day one. Our demoncrat led government has murdered our sons and daughters by the ROE they set in place. I hope hell has a special place for them.


18 posted on 03/11/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: Nachum

I am extremely suspicious of this story. Isn’t the base maned by guards at a front gate? Who lets a soldier out at 3am with a rifle just to walk of base? Now it is soldiers? Who burns people with chemicals? These chemicals on base?


19 posted on 03/11/2012 11:46:00 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Does anyone know what really happened? I heard this morning that it was one soldier, now these “witnesses” say it was more than one soldier and they sounded drunk. Are there any American witnesses to this incident? What’s next-a drunken raid on the town by a whole company?


20 posted on 03/11/2012 11:46:36 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Nachum

I should add chemicals is what I took from the article. Yet it wasn’t in article. WHO BURNS BODY’S AFTER THEY ARE DEAD? Muslims.

We just p1ss on them!.../s


21 posted on 03/11/2012 11:47:43 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Here is where I read the chemical bit....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2113410/US-soldier-shoots-dead-16-Afghan-civilians-house-house-shooting-spree-suffering-mental-breakdown.html


22 posted on 03/11/2012 11:53:14 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Frankly, it wouldn’t surprise me if one of our guys had been watching all the killings after the mobs were called out because of the Koran burning, and just snapped, because he perceived the futility of his being there.


23 posted on 03/11/2012 11:56:46 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sparky21555

“Dear God, protect my nephew as he heads to his second tour in that God forsaken pit.”

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen!


24 posted on 03/11/2012 1:22:45 PM PDT by poobear
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To: Nachum

I don’t know how he can be sorryer than he was over the Koran burning. On the other hand, they might not get as mad about us killing people as they did about the Korans.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 3:59:30 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Nachum

We apologized??

NO .. REALLY?

Unbelievable ..

This administration .. I am speechless ..


26 posted on 03/12/2012 10:17:58 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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