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Six U.S. Troops Killed in Eastern Afghanistan Blast
ABC News ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2012 | Luis Martinez

Posted on 07/08/2012 6:56:06 PM PDT by kristinn

Six American troops were killed in a roadside blast today in eastern Afghanistan, a U.S. official told ABC News. Details about the deadly incident remain vague.

Earlier today, a press release by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said six ISAF servicemembers “died following an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today.”

The nationalities of the victims were not identified because “it is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities,” the statement said.

A U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that the six killed in today’s attack were Americans, but did not have specific details about the incident.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; fallen; nato; obama; oef; taliban
May God bless our troops and comfort their families.
1 posted on 07/08/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

RIP.


2 posted on 07/08/2012 6:58:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: kristinn

Funny how ALL the anti-war demonstrations have gone away and the MSM no longer has the “daily death count”


3 posted on 07/08/2012 7:00:20 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: kristinn

When G. W. was in charge, I distinctly remember the lame-stream media giving daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports on U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan. Gee, I wonder why they have stopped giving those reports. I would think that casualties, regardless of who is in charge, would be their prime objective. Guess not, when it is a “D” named Barack Hussein Obama — the rules of the media have changed.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 7:02:35 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Mr. Wright

That’s because the media never gave a damn about the troops to begin with. They only would release the number of dead on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to trash Bush. Now that Obama is in charge, the media can get back to the “Who gives a damn” mentality about our military, who they don’t give a damn about anyway


5 posted on 07/08/2012 7:06:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

I don’t understand how IEDs still do so much harm. If I were President, this would be priority 1 to come up with some technology to stop this menace to our troops.


6 posted on 07/08/2012 7:12:28 PM PDT by RushingWater (Let's have a brokered convention and page Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

The press never cared about the dead Americans. They still could care less.
They care about defeating Republicans,

thats all they care about, They are not REAL AMERICANS

They will beat you over the head with your dead sons and daughters if it means getting a democrat elected to a seat where you live. They are disgusted with the military, and the Amerucan way of life.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 7:13:21 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: kristinn

RIP, Warriors. Prayers of comfort for their families, friends and comrades at arms. Our hearts are breaking for you all.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 7:14:51 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: kristinn; 2banana; fieldmarshaldj; Mr. Wright; Sarah Barracuda
Check out this thread:

Statement by the father of Lance Cpl. Hunter “H.D.” Hogan (KIA 06/23/12 re: ROE)

(Excerpted)

We as family and friends of Lance Cpl. Hogan and other service members, want to know why the media in our country has coddled instead of covered this Teflon coated administration!

We listened every night on the news for 8 years with the previous administration the casualty reports. With the present administration nothing is reported!

With the news of our recent loss of H.D. and others in his battalion, many people have made statements like “I didn’t think anything was going on there anymore.” “I thought the Marines were leaving there.” Etc. etc.

Here’s the statistics in Afghanistan for the 8 years of George Bush. The total killed in action under him is 660. Barack Obama in 3 years and 5 months the total killed in action is a total of 1,398.

Wounded under George Bush is 2,637 in 8 years. Wounded under Obama up to January 31st of this year is 11,529.

Why isn’t the media covering this instead of covering the protestors of these brave service men and women’s funerals?

9 posted on 07/08/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kristinn

they were sacrificed to the political needs of the obama reelection campaign. the troops are only there so he can play the “tough on terrorism” myth. he has no intention of staying, and, indeed, has no plan for winning. they will be coming out immediately after the election when it is politically expedient to do so.

thus, they are being sacrificed.


10 posted on 07/08/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Pat4ever
RIP, Warriors. Prayers of comfort for their families, friends and comrades at arms. Our hearts are breaking for you all.

Thank you, Pat4ever!

To All, there are many FReepers with family over there. While it's fun to point out the evils of the LSM, let's not let that get in the way of showing care and love for our service members and their families! We're better than the idiot libs! Let's act like it!

11 posted on 07/08/2012 7:21:42 PM PDT by MadPenguin (An armed man is a citizen; an unarmed man is a subject!)
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To: kristinn

Bring. Them. Home. NOW!

There is no earthly reason for our troops to still be over
there being sacrificed for the zero’s benefit.

Those people are beyond hope and nothing we can do will change
that. We tried. I’m proud of the troops, but tired of seeing
reports of deaths that are so uncalled for!


12 posted on 07/08/2012 7:22:59 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Mr. Wright
Because they are nasty evil communist mediapigs!! Wish their media offices were the once blown to smithereens instead of those young honorable brave heroes who paid the price so that those A##holes can write their vile reports against America! I hate the liberal establishment with a purple passion...AND YES YOU TOO TURNCOAT ROBERTS...we will NEVER EVER FORGET how YOU sold America down the river for the sake of a legacy and rave reviews from the demon liberals, which those glowing write ups depart in a twinkling of an eye. YOU WILL PAY ROBERTS, because the legacy you left will be the curse you have set upon your children and future grand-kids. YOU SELFISH SOB!!
13 posted on 07/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: reefdiver; Pat4ever; RushingWater; kristinn

(Please see post #9)

Can you imagine the daily drumbeat we would be hearing from the rats and their newsrooms to GET OUT OF AFGHANISTAN NOW! if the current president was a Republican??


14 posted on 07/08/2012 7:25:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mr. Wright

Don’t forget the balloon drops and confetti when those thousand milestone numbers were reached.


15 posted on 07/08/2012 7:25:22 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: 2banana

When George W. Bush was president, I remember that creep Katie Couric leading the evening news with the American death toll in Iraq every night, and mentioning the total number of Americans killed since the war began in March, 2003.

Now, you never hear squat about American casualities in Afghanistan. In the rare instances you do, it’s always “NATO” troops that were killed.

Also, the other day, 65 Iraqis were killed by their fellow Muslims in a bombing in Baghdad, but there was nothing on the news.....no mention at all.

That’s why I rarely watch the lamestream media. They’re all tools.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama.....He's got your back (pocket) so he can steal your wallet.)
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To: kristinn
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A shot rings out, but the burqa-clad woman sitting on the rocky ground does not respond.

The man pointing a rifle at her from a few feet away lets loose another round, but still there is no reaction.

He fires a third shot, and finally the woman slumps backwards.

But the man fires another shot.

And another. And another.

Nine shots in all.

Around him, dozens of men on a hillside cheer: "God is great!"

Officials in Afghanistan, believe the woman was executed because two Taliban commanders had a dispute over her, according to the governor of the province where the killing took place.

Both apparently had some kind of relationship with the woman, said Parwan province governor Abdul Basir Salangi.

"In order to save face," they accused her of adultery, Salangi said.

Then they "faked a court to decide about the fate of this woman and in one hour, they executed the woman," he added. The public execution is the latest and among the most shocking examples of violence against women in Afghanistan, but it is far from an isolated case...

And this is what we are sacrificing so many of our brave, young, Warriors for?

And these eeeevil, barbaric, Monsters (the Tally-Ban) are the same bunch of practitioners of the "Religion of Pieces," our Islamic appeasing/defending/supporting Dear Leader is "Negotiating with" while he ties the hands of our Military with his inane and insane Rules of Engagement in order to advance his "Hearts and Minds" agenda?

BRING THE ALL HOME AND BRING THEM HOME NOW!!!

17 posted on 07/08/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: RushingWater
I don’t understand how IEDs still do so much harm. If I were President, this would be priority 1 to come up with some technology to stop this menace to our troops.

My thoughts 'zackly....this "weaponry" should be defeatable by now. If we can throw 2 billion bucks into one stealth aircraft, some funding should be allocated to the current way our enemies fight us -- sh*t; this tactic has only been going on for ten years now....

time to have SECDEF Leon buy a clue, instead of daydreaming about his future in the pizza parlor business.

18 posted on 07/08/2012 7:33:21 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: LUV W

I concur.
Dear God. The sacrifices are for naught.
Heartbreaking.
May God hold our heroes dear and comfort their grieving families.


19 posted on 07/08/2012 7:38:35 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: LUV W

AGREED!!! There is absolutely no reason for our troops to be dying there.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 7:42:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2banana
the military announced a few weeks ago that it wouldn't be making a big deal out of a death here or there, so to speak....

another proof of our corrupt moraless SCM.....

the media is supposed to be the ultimate antagonist to a crooked and evil govt....and yet, now their all against us....

21 posted on 07/08/2012 7:59:17 PM PDT by cherry (Catholics for Romney)
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Why are we still in Afghanistan?

These fine young men are getting killed for nothing.

We have a real invasion on our own soil - illegal aliens. Restoring our own sovereignty would be a worthwhile fight.


22 posted on 07/08/2012 8:25:42 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Mr. Wright

It would have been better if the media had reported how many socialists the Bushes put on the high court.


24 posted on 07/08/2012 8:43:59 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: kristinn

Obama’s probably doing a jig.


25 posted on 07/08/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT by onedoug
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RIP. This is so sad. And Obama repays their service by hounding , persecuting and jailing them for killing—Lt. Behena__or punching—court martialed SEALS—the enemy. I am sick at heart.


26 posted on 07/08/2012 9:02:50 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: RushingWater

We aren’t allowed to kill the sob who is planting it. He might be a “farmer.”


27 posted on 07/08/2012 9:51:22 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: RushingWater
I don’t understand how IEDs still do so much harm. If I were President, this would be priority 1 to come up with some technology to stop this menace to our troops.

If the terrorists plant hundreds of pounds of high explosives in an IED where up-armored or armored vehicle is expected to travel, no amount of armor will save them if it goes off underneath the armored vehicle.

However,

"US Troops Score Win Against IEDs in Afghanistan

Jul 06, 2012

WASHINGTON - Almost afraid to say it out loud, lest they jinx their record, U.S. troops in Afghanistan achieved one small but important victory over the past year: They found and avoided more homemade bombs meant to kill and maim them than a year ago, thanks to a surge in training, equipment and intelligence.

Bomb-planters have picked up the pace during the summer months, planting improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, along roads or footpaths. But the explosives are no longer the leading cause of death and injury in Afghanistan.

In the first three months of this year, only 5 percent of the bombs planted across Afghanistan hit their mark, according to Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, director of the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization. That's down from 10 to 12 percent over the same three-month period a year ago. ...."

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/07/06/us-troops-score-win-against-ieds-in-afghanistan.html?comp=7000023467940&rank=1

28 posted on 07/08/2012 9:57:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: kristinn

My future S-I-L just returned from Afganistan last week. Prayers for God’s mercy and protection were answered. Now my daughter doesn’t have heart palpitations when the phone rings.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 10:01:50 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: kristinn

Terrible! What are those brave men still doing over there!


30 posted on 07/08/2012 11:05:10 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2banana

Yes isn’t it!


31 posted on 07/08/2012 11:05:38 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: kristinn

At the same time Hillary Clinton, speaking for Obama,declares Afghanistan a major non-nato ally. As Afghanistanians kill our troops, they are the allies of Hillary and Obama!


32 posted on 07/08/2012 11:09:45 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Mr. Wright

Are you trying to say that the media and the Dems really didn’t give a damn about our military and were only doing it for political gain? Surely you jest. That would be so shocking if true. /s


33 posted on 07/09/2012 3:27:12 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: RushingWater

Can’t they make remote controlled robots?? Just wondering.


34 posted on 07/09/2012 3:31:45 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Mr. Wright

Americans don’t seem to die in Afghanistan while Obama is in charge; only “NATO troops” die. This is Obama’s troop surge, too; no GW Bush fingerprints on this...


35 posted on 07/09/2012 3:32:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kristinn

How many more will die before we finally leave that hellhole??


36 posted on 07/09/2012 3:42:01 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: kristinn

RIP


37 posted on 07/09/2012 4:11:28 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: kristinn

Most Americans don’t even realize that Americans are still being killed and maimed over there. Now that my son is over there many of my friends and neighbors have admitted to paying closer attention to Afghanistan because they know someone over there and they are shocked at the constant number of deaths.

As a parent of a soldier, my heart grieves for each family, mother, father, brother, sister, cousin, etc. of each soldier who’s life is forever changed or ended this day. I come home everyday hoping against hope that there will be no Black SUV’s in my driveway with uniformed Army officials waiting to greet me, but I know that every week, some family is having to suffer through that very thing.

http://icasualties.org/OEF/Fatalities.aspx


38 posted on 07/09/2012 4:27:40 AM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: ScubieNuc

Prayers up for your son, you and your family and all of our loved ones in harm’s way. Support our warriors through anysoldier.com or soldiersangels.com...and pray and work like crazy to change the current leadership.


39 posted on 07/09/2012 4:39:24 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: kristinn

,,,,, it’s still safer in Afganistan than 0bama’s hometown .

God bless our troops ,,,,,, Amen .


40 posted on 07/09/2012 5:10:20 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: kristinn

My heart goes out to their families, brothers-in-arms, and friends in great sorrow and more tears.

Also to the family who lost a member in South Afghanistan this weekend. There are those of us who pray and watch and grieve with you. God forbid our anger is released at an inopportune time.


41 posted on 07/09/2012 6:18:13 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

I had read earlier that a person in the military was killed and 5 wounded, but my sources are not always reliable. It must have been true...

“The deaths take the number of NATO troops killed in the last two days to eight, one of the deadliest periods of violence for foreign troops in weeks.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-afghanistan-bombbre8670ew-20120708,0,327670.story


42 posted on 07/09/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: All
Bring. Them. Home. NOW!

Got that right...

43 posted on 07/09/2012 6:54:55 AM PDT by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: kristinn

You BETCHA Big Media is keeping this report as hush-hush as possible, don’t want to make Hussein’s election propaganda job on America any more difficult by reporting the details of THESE 6 Americans killed.

Hence, SUDDENLY we have an indictment to protect Uncle Tom Holder, and NO ONE IS SUPPOSED TO CARE about the 6 American soldiers Hussein got killed.


44 posted on 07/09/2012 5:49:04 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: huldah1776

“NATO troops” for their god Hussein, and “Another 6 American troops” when it’s a Republican president.

There’s a WOMAN soldier among Big Media’s already-forgotten six casualties.

That’s why Big Media is having such a hard time reporting this.


45 posted on 07/09/2012 5:53:51 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: kristinn
My heart is sick and crying for our troops.

Just today I found out that my 20 year old Marine grandson is headed to Afganistan.

46 posted on 07/09/2012 6:25:06 PM PDT by mickie (My grandson is a Marine...God Bless them all!)
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To: mickie

Even sicker is that we’re about to send more men to fight and die to prop up the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria.


47 posted on 07/09/2012 6:26:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: FES0844

They all have dogs for foot patrols but I was thinking about the way the wind blows. The robots are used after the IED is located.


48 posted on 07/09/2012 7:06:35 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: ScubieNuc

I’ve been getting daily DOD updates for years now, but I go for local news to get it quicker. It’s foreign and not always reliable, slanted at times...

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/World+News/Asia/Afghanistan


49 posted on 07/09/2012 7:10:19 PM PDT by huldah1776
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