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.
And Obama yawned and said, “Where’s my campaign donation?”
Of all the Obama f ups the media has buried this is by far the most disgusting and one they can never be forgiven for.
Fight to win, or be defeated and be prepared to suffer the consequences of being conquered.
Obama’s “Good War”. What’s the mission now that OBL is gone?
Organize a withdrawal NOW. No good is being accomplished that is apparent. I know the troops are doing all they can but what they are allowed to do is not enough for whatever it is they are trying to do.
Eliminate the Taliban? Not done yet and not going to be done with the current ROE. Is it? The Russians had no ROE did they? Incredible isn’t it? An organization of cells with ideals and principles at the head. No real head to decapitate the organization though we have tried and it continues.
If we don’t have the purpose or will to win we don’t have the need to stay.
The same action drove Johnson from the white hut. What went on in Vietnam was on the television every night and and drove LBJ from office. Now we see NOTHING. The propaganda machine has decided this is not something they will whip the sheeple into a frenzy about.
We are letting a group of people who we would not have given the time of day when we were younger control our world. The power brokers empower them. The power brokers are the ones who own the media. I would say to boycott them and drive them out of business but I think that is impossible. I think they don’t need to make a profit. I think they would operate at a loss because controlling the media is controlling the people. The monied power brokers don’t need more money they need MORE POWER.
Can you say opium? I knew you could.
There needs to be a new poem along the lines of “In Flander’s Fields” but a shameful satire on this mess.
"If your officer's dead and the sergeants look white, remember it's ruin to run from a fight: So take open order, lie down, and sit tight, and wait for support like a soldier, Wait, wait, wait like a soldier..."
"When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains, an' go to your Gawd like a soldier."
There has to be a version in Russian as well but it sadly is not available. The American version is yet to be written.
9/12 SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE DAY THAT WAS REMEMBERED AS THE DAY WE NUKED IRAN AND SYRIA, AND THE DAY HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH WERE SLAUGHTERED.....but instead we were told to go shopping, spend more money and to remember that islum was a religion of peace.