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Afghan official: US paid $50,000 to families of each victim in shooting spree
Fox News ^ | March 25, 2012

Posted on 03/25/2012 7:09:00 AM PDT by Zakeet

The United States has paid $50,000 in compensation for each Afghan killed in the shooting spree attributed to a U.S. soldier in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official and a community elder said Sunday.

The families of the dead received the money Saturday at the governor's office, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai. Each wounded person received $11,000, Lalai said. Community elder Jan Agha confirmed the same figures.

They were told that the money came from U.S. President Barack Obama, Lalai said.

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The families had previously received smaller compensation payments from Afghan officials -- $2,000 for each death and $1,000 for each person wounded.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bales; payments; shooting; wot

These people got a fortune in spendable money from the US taxpayer ... and were told that it all came from me!

1 posted on 03/25/2012 7:09:09 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Hard to believe that there’s an open slush fund like that. The family members of the Vincennes tragedy were voted $200,000 each by Congress, on the condition that none of the money goes to the Iranian government. ($200,000 is the amount set in the Warsaw Treaty for liability for loss of life in an aviation accident in international carriage.)


2 posted on 03/25/2012 7:15:06 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Zakeet

"That's Obama money - He gets it from his stash!"


3 posted on 03/25/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Zakeet
They were told that the money came from U.S. President Barack Obama,...

Speechless..

4 posted on 03/25/2012 7:21:39 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Iron Munro

Wish he would of went there and handed it out himself.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 7:22:21 AM PDT by BornFreeDie-N-Debt
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To: Zakeet

And the victims of the Fort Hood shooting s were paid how much? Oh, my mistake, that was workplace violence!


6 posted on 03/25/2012 7:51:46 AM PDT by JayAr36
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
After Operation Anaconda (10 years ago this month), the supporting Afghan troops were each give $10 and a goat, the goat was much appreciated. (True story)
7 posted on 03/25/2012 7:56:24 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Not quite as good as forty acres and a mule.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 7:59:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Zakeet
Hilarious.

Spit.

Now for some music

Where the river flows

Give me a moment
Got to get this weight up off my chest
Don't feed me sorrow
Pain is a poison I digest

Find yourself another soul to hold
You think, you thought, I know
Off upon my journey I must go
To where the river flows

I'll give you answers
To the questions you have yet to ask
Silence is beauty
Words they only complicate the task

Make no more wishes
All of my patience has been spent
Gods of the season
Lead me to my next incident

9 posted on 03/25/2012 8:27:14 AM PDT by bigheadfred (insane military hating leftist /s)
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To: Zakeet

But I got it from China.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags near the Presidential podium.)
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To: cva66snipe; Girlene

yay for us


11 posted on 03/25/2012 8:51:09 AM PDT by bigheadfred (insane military hating leftist /s)
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To: bigheadfred

That’s a lot of bucks in Afghanistan. I thought normally it was $2,000; 1,000 if wounded in Afghanistan. Wow, I expect to see more claims of massacres with this kind of money floating around.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 10:00:03 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Zakeet

Wow..............unreal


13 posted on 03/25/2012 11:28:27 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Future Snake Eater; bigheadfred; Alas Babylon!; xzins; Lancey Howard; smoothsailing; jazusamo; ...
THe US justpayed $50,000 for 17 deaths, $11,000 for 6 wounded. That amounts to just over $900,000!!1 This is an area that is a Taliban stronghold. THe normal compensaton is $2,000 for deaths and $1,000 for casualty,which they've already been paid. WOWSA......what a payoff.

I had noticed this before, but hadn't posted about it. I sure hope they found the right families to give our money (I mean obama's stash) away to. In this article, the farmer who allegedly lost 11 family members is Mohammed Wazir.Grieving Afghan Father: 'All My Dreams Are Buried'

.............."Muhammad Wazir. He lost his mother, his wife, a sister-in-law, a brother, a nephew, his four daughters and two of his sons in last week's mass shooting in two villages.

"My little boy, Habib Shah, is the only one left alive, and I love him very much," says Wazir.

The boy cried next to his father as Wazir spoke by cellphone. The 4-year-old is his favorite, Wazir says, and that's why he took the boy as he traveled to the eastern side of Kandahar province last week. While they were away, tragedy struck their tiny mud brick village in Panjwai district, southwest of Kandahar City."....................

His picture is shown in the story referring to the big money payout. Afghans: US paid $50,000 per shooting spree death



BUT WAIT! We have another dude who lays claim to the same dead family! An Afghan Comes Home to a Massacre

.........."Once a believer in the offensive against the Taliban, he is now insistent that the Americans get out. “I don’t know why they killed them,” said Mr. Samad, a short, feeble man with a white beard and white turban, as he struggled in an interview to come to terms with the loss of his wife, four daughters between the ages of 2 and 6, four sons between 8 and 12, and two other relatives. "................

And here's Abdul Samad...he's much older than Wazir, so hard to mistake the two. .



So who got the money? Was it just a mistake on the press's part?
14 posted on 03/25/2012 7:13:57 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

Thanks for the ping.

Yeah, the moose limbs learned long ago, in both Iraq and Afghanistan, how easy it is to game America out of “solatia” payments. And, of course, the bureaucrats in charge of doling out the solatia payments find it a lot easier just to write the checks than to actually confirm or verify anything.


15 posted on 03/25/2012 7:26:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: All
And one more tidbit I found in this article,

......"Mr. Samad said outside the military base, known as Camp Belambay, with outraged villagers who came to support him. They transported the bodies of Mr. Samad’s family members, as well as the other victims, and the burned blankets that had covered them as proof of the awful crime that had occurred. "..........................

So was our troops first exposure to the "massacre" when the Afghanis brought the bodies to the camp? Did US troops ever see the scene before the bodies were moved? If not, who knows where these bodies come from and who they are? We already have two people, one 35, one 60, claiming to be the father/husband of most of the women/children.

And this snippet,
................"Two of the women and some of the children had been stabbed, she and other villagers said, and blankets had been laid over them and set alight — to hide the stab wounds, she said."...................
could also have been done by someone else to try to hide manner of death or something else.
16 posted on 03/25/2012 7:41:50 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

Nice catch! $50k is a lot of mooallah. Hope they got some place safe to keep it. Ah who am I kidding? These people wouldn’t hurt each other.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by bigheadfred (insane military hating leftist /s)
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To: Zakeet

Moochelle spends that much chump change for her on our dime on one day shopping sprees.

MICHELLE OBAMA SPENDS Fifty Thousand dollars on lingerie! 50 grand, $50000. WTF!

Feb 1 2012 in Shopping by rn2010

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18 posted on 03/26/2012 6:52:33 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Girlene

19 posted on 03/26/2012 7:39:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Zakeet

Afghan soldier kills 2 British troops

Posted March 26, 2012 8:18 a.m.

KABUL, Afghanistan (WLS) - An Afghan soldier shot and killed two British troops Monday at a NATO coalition base in southern Afghanistan before being gunned down by international forces, officials said.

The attack was the latest in a string of so-called “green on blue” attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on their international colleagues or mentors. Such attacks have become increasingly common over the past year, particularly since the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in February.

Fifteen NATO service members, including eight Americans, have been killed by Afghan security officials or militants disguised in their uniforms so far this year.

Monday’s shooting occurred around 11 a.m. in front of the main gate of a joint civilian-military base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province, the governor’s office said.

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2422116&spid=


20 posted on 03/26/2012 8:01:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo; Girlene; ohioWfan
Afghan soldier kills 2 British troops

Makes me crazier by the day. The wife says I'm now talking in my sleep. But I think that is just Obiwan.

21 posted on 03/26/2012 11:24:49 AM PDT by bigheadfred (SHUT UP OBIWAN)
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