Skip to comments.Six U.S. Troops Killed in Eastern Afghanistan Blast
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 NATOs 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 todays attack were Americans, but did not have specific details about the incident.
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Funny how ALL the anti-war demonstrations have gone away and the MSM no longer has the “daily death count”
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.
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
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.
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.
RIP, Warriors. Prayers of comfort for their families, friends and comrades at arms. Our hearts are breaking for you all.
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 didnt think anything was going on there anymore. I thought the Marines were leaving there. Etc. etc.
Heres 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 isnt the media covering this instead of covering the protestors of these brave service men and womens funerals?
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.
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!
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!
(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??
Don’t forget the balloon drops and confetti when those thousand milestone numbers were reached.
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.
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!!!
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.
Dear God. The sacrifices are for naught.
May God hold our heroes dear and comfort their grieving families.
AGREED!!! There is absolutely no reason for our troops to be dying there.
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....
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.
It would have been better if the media had reported how many socialists the Bushes put on the high court.
Obama’s probably doing a jig.
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.
We aren’t allowed to kill the sob who is planting it. He might be a “farmer.”
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.
"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. ...."
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.
Terrible! What are those brave men still doing over there!
Yes isn’t it!
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!
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
Can’t they make remote controlled robots?? Just wondering.
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...
How many more will die before we finally leave that hellhole??
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.
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.
,,,,, it’s still safer in Afganistan than 0bama’s hometown .
God bless our troops ,,,,,, Amen .
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.
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.”
Got that right...
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.
“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.
Just today I found out that my 20 year old Marine grandson is headed to Afganistan.
Even sicker is that we’re about to send more men to fight and die to prop up the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria.
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.
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...