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APNewsBreak: New case of Afghan killing Marine (Happened last month)
Associated Press ^ | March 16 | Robert Burns

Posted on 03/16/2012 5:58:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy

Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., was shot in the back of the head on Feb. 1 while standing guard at an Afghan-U.S. base in the Marja district of Helmand province

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Mississippi; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; dycus; edwarddycus; marine
Must be VERY short excerpt. Another of these murders just makes me sick.
1 posted on 03/16/2012 5:59:05 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

Ah -— more ‘workplace violence’...


2 posted on 03/16/2012 6:01:56 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: PghBaldy
Maj. Gen. John Toolan, the top Marine commander in Afghanistan at the time, said in an AP interview March 7 that the Afghan government has been embarrassed by recent cases of Afghan soldiers turning their guns on their supposed partners.

I highly doubt they're actually "embarrassed."

Maybe Obama needs to apologize to them again.
3 posted on 03/16/2012 6:11:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: PghBaldy

Yeah, I went to his funeral as a participant of the Patriot Guard Riders. At that time his death was under investigation and most of my group felt that it would eventually be ruled as death by “friendly” forces. The Greenville community turned out in force to honor him.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 6:17:48 AM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“the Afghan government has been embarrassed by recent cases of Afghan soldiers turning their guns on their supposed partners.”

Yeah, right. They are so embarrased that they are catching these good little muzzies and puting them on trial for murder? ‘Didn’t think so.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 6:18:27 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: fatrat

“under investigation”? They had the perp and turned him over to the Afghans almost immediately. I got a sick feeling reading this story. It just drips with PC. We are in deep trouble.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: PghBaldy
I demand that Karzai turn this soldier over to the United States for trial, immediately.
7 posted on 03/16/2012 6:32:09 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: PghBaldy

Don’t even remember hearing about this being reported...


8 posted on 03/16/2012 6:32:59 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: fatrat

Thank you for your service as a Patriot Guard Rider. It is very much appreciated.


9 posted on 03/16/2012 6:41:06 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: EmilyGeiger

Why, sure you do...Dear Leader was on this post haste, oh he wasn’t....what a surprise.../s


10 posted on 03/16/2012 6:41:43 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: PghBaldy

And whats worse is that the Marines were told to disarm before they went into the hall to hear the SecDef speak.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 6:42:03 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: PghBaldy

obama very pleased


12 posted on 03/16/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: PghBaldy

obama very pleased


13 posted on 03/16/2012 6:49:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: jennings2004

I just hit the like button on your post. ;)


14 posted on 03/16/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: PghBaldy; All

Thanks so much for posting this. It came across my twitter feed VERY early this morning, and I had to read it twice to be sure of what I was reading : |

Read all the way to the end of the article FRiends - it goes on to state that several other recent “combat related” deaths of our soldiers were in fact deaths at the hands of Afghan soldiers that we were there to help...

It is time to bring them home.

Our current _resident does NOT have their best interest at heart, and IMHO, actually seeks to use them to further damage the United States.

Dear Lord, watch over them, every one.
Tatt


15 posted on 03/16/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

I wish I could trust our leadership to do the right thing by our men and women, but that is not the case.


16 posted on 03/16/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

I think that was made abundantly clear when our Marines were disarmed for the Panetta visit.

That it was done for the most politically correct of reasons was bad enough, but that not one “higher up” stepped forward to even question/discuss the rationale behind it.

Not one put forward the possibility that it might further erode the morale of our troops, or worse, reinforce the appearance of weakness to our enemies.

Heavenly Father, protect them.
Tatt


17 posted on 03/16/2012 7:37:06 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...
This makes me sick to my stomach.

Two years ago, my son was a 20-year-old Marine Lance Corproal in Iraq. Not Afghanistan, and not in a combat situation.

But I can vasualize -- more, I can feel in my body --- what happened to this young American when an Afghan "ally" shot him in the back of the head.

I can't express the horror.

18 posted on 03/16/2012 7:59:19 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Kyrie eleison.)
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To: PghBaldy

THE FIRST RULE OF FIGHTING - NEVER LET YOUR GUARD DOWN.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PghBaldy
I wonder if these killings were why the Marines had to disarm themselves when Panetta came visiting. Might have been safer for Panetta if they had kept their weapons.
20 posted on 03/16/2012 12:49:36 PM PDT by Humal
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To: thesearethetimes...

That one upset me too. No reasonable excuse, whatsoever for the disarming.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 7:53:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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