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Afghan Soldier Killed a U.S. Marine Last Month, But Pentagon Didnít Reveal the Treachery
CNS News ^ | March 16, 2012 | ROBERT BURNS

Posted on 03/16/2012 10:50:39 AM PDT by mykroar

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Afghan soldier shot to death a 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month in a previously undisclosed case of apparent Afghan treachery that marked at least the seventh killing of an American military member by his supposed ally in the past six weeks, Marine officials said.

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. The exact circumstances have not been disclosed, but the Dycus family has been notified that he was killed by an Afghan soldier.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; pentagon; soldier
Our soldiers are suffering horribly over there under the ridiculous RoE and lack of support offered by their own government. No excuse for the massacre (which we're still waiting for the details on - if they ever come), but these kinds of things can certainly be a catalyst.
1 posted on 03/16/2012 10:50:45 AM PDT by mykroar
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To: mykroar

Where are the Generals on this?


2 posted on 03/16/2012 10:56:28 AM PDT by yoe
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To: mykroar

There may not be any excuses, but there sure are a hell of a lot of reasons.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 10:56:55 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: yoe
Where are the Generals on this?

The real ones are fighting the PC ones.

4 posted on 03/16/2012 10:57:58 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: mykroar

The home of treachery IS the White House.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 11:00:41 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: yoe
Where are the Generals on this?

Probably fretting over "diversity."


6 posted on 03/16/2012 11:01:21 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: mykroar

Has Karzai apologized yet?

Didn’t think so.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 11:03:13 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: mykroar

I just heard that Karzai is upping the ante by stating more than one soldier was involved and demanding all be turned over. This is well beyond the breaking point. Even getting out now, we will likely have to fight our way out like the Soviets.

Under Obama, everything is rapidly spiraling out of control. Now, North Korea has set some sort of a speed record, reneging on their agreement. Living under the Obama regime is so frustrating because any criticism is ridiculed. Domestically he has the pieces in place to clamp down on any and all opposition.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 11:05:44 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: mykroar
In the latest setback, an Afghan civilian interpreter at a British base in Helmand province stole a coalition pickup truck, drove it at high speed onto an airfield ramp and crashed it just as a plane carrying Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was landing Wednesday.

First I've heard about that one, too. I don't watch TV news, but has the media said anything about it? Sounds like a pretty big story to me. Or have the MSM said anything about Panetta disarming our Marines before he would get in the same room with them? Does he prefer to trust the Muzzies?

9 posted on 03/16/2012 11:09:50 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Lookie here. Was this what you were talking about? I think this is what I saw.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 11:10:35 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of th e Left fall out!)
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To: mykroar

The Feds didn’t reveal it because the Feds loooooooooooooooooove Muzzies!


11 posted on 03/16/2012 11:11:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: yoe
Where are the Generals on this?

They are searching the caves trying to find their testicles.

12 posted on 03/16/2012 11:13:22 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: prisoner6

Yes, this is it.


13 posted on 03/16/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: mykroar

A slight tangent, if I may, on this article. I have been giving a lot of thought about the Staff Sgt. accused of killing the Afghan civilians.

In short, I blame, his superiors and the Pentagon for what happened. This is the story of a soldier twice wounded in the service of his country, including a brain injury. The brain injury, alone, should have disqualifid him from further duty, whether in a war zone or a statside assignment.

However, the issue goes beyond that - WELL beyond that. 3 tours of duty in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan shows that the reduction in the military begun by Clinton and continued with Obama has proven disastrous. These fine folks have been over used and repeatedly sent back to wars that the generals aren’t allowed to fight as real wars. Instead, we are seeing “politically correct” wars instead of open warfare such as was conducted during WWII. Our troops are paying the price of this foolishness and this SSGT. is the poster child.

With the drawdown of regular military that Clinton initiated, the Pentagon has relied too frequently on the reserves to fight the Iraq and Afghan wars. These folks are tired and “shell shocked” (to use the older WWII term for today’s PTSD).

I don’t doubt that the SSGT. cracked under the stress, but I don’t believe that it is entirely his fault. The Army in general, the Pentagon and, certainly Obama, all share the blame and need to be held equally or more accountable.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 11:28:29 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Cicero
Yes, the MSM covered both of the stories you ask about.

My question is, regarding the “Afghan civilian interpreter”, whose side was he on? Kind of hard to blame that one on the U.S. And the Panetta disarming Marines story - was discussed on a long thread on FR the other day, sounds like that is not without precedent (to disarm the troops when some “dignitaries” visit).

15 posted on 03/16/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Talisker

Re: Where are the Generals on this?
The real ones are fighting the PC ones.

I could not believe casey when he said in so many words that the real tragedy in the Ft. Hood massacre was the damage to diversity. I worked with one of the soldiers killed—as far as casey’s four stars, I know where I would like to put them. OIF vet


16 posted on 03/16/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: mykroar

We will see if this non commissioned officer will receive the same punishment as Major Nidal Milik Hasan.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 8:23:12 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: yoe

Being advised by Rosa Brooks, who, as a DoD Soros plant, dutifully conveys whatever she knows to her master, who, in turn, reveals all to the ISI and Taliban.

And we sit here, watching March Madness or having a glass of whatever, while our guys are being betrayed and killed right in front of our eyes.

The buck stops at the President. HE is responsible.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 8:27:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
"The buck stops at the President. HE is responsible."

Is the American president, Obama is (amassing his 'generals') for his dictatorship?

20 posted on 03/17/2012 8:30:47 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Research the replacements in upper echelon of any branch of service, and you’ll have your answer. Methodical. Gradual. Something like 200 in the Navy alone—and not all retirements.

The old guard is leaving/being replaced.


21 posted on 03/17/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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