Skip to comments.Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, marking 2,000 US troop deaths
Posted on 09/30/2012 5:48:54 AM PDT by tobyhill
An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war, officials said Sunday.
The string of insider attacks is one of the greatest threats to NATO's mission in the country, endangering a partnership key to training up Afghan security forces and withdrawing international troops.
Saturday's shooting took place at an Afghan army checkpoint just outside a joint U.S.-Afghan base in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman.
"Initial reports indicate that a misunderstanding happened between Afghan army soldiers and American soldiers," Shahid said. He said investigators had been sent to the site to try to figure out what happened.
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I except 60 Minutes to be all over this tonite. /s
except = expect. Need more coffee.
I guess Code Pink is too busy marching around dressed as reproductive organs to protest this insane war.
My thought on this subject was did they circumcise the costumes for display in Afghanistan?
LOL - they are sick.
WTF is the mission in Afghanistan?
It’s time to go if we can’t dominate the place.
Yes, I guess dead soldiers are okay as long as they get dead under the leftist watch.
I wonder how long thise Code Pinkos would last in Afghanistan dressed up like walking uteruses?
I am so sick of NATO and Ogumby leaving our soldiers to twist on the wind.
Don’t know but my guess is they wouldn’t last long. They are mentally ill so I guess they have something in common with muslims.
Thank you soldiers, and Godspeed...
If, I know it is getting so redundant, we had a Republican president ALL the GOP guests on the talking heads today would be getting SKINNED MARINATED AND GRILLED over this.
Dear God please have someone bring them home!
“Dear God please have someone bring them home!”
Yes, bring them home and get the B52’s out to nuke the entire area.
In the last month:
a friend of ours was wounded [one dead, one lost his legs]
I attended a funeral of an area soldier [four dead]
Both Army, both in Afghanistan, both same MO.
And b-o intends for this to continue happening until 2014. There are no words.
At least none I could post.
And, if I recall correctly, roughly three-quarters of the 2000 have died since January 2009.
Why aren't Republican candidates -- especially Mitt Romney -- making this Afghanistan debacle a major campaign theme?
I'll tell you why, folks ... it's because they're all complicit in it.
That is what my beloved dad said on 9/12/01. Bush should have took that route instead we have a no win situation and they are dying for those savages. I’m starting to think that Ron the kook Paul was correct with his isolating the USA and have our troops protect our homeland.