Skip to comments.Afghanistan: Taliban Kill Six Americans (Including US Diplomat)
Posted on 04/07/2013 9:52:05 AM PDT by Red Steel
A young diplomat is among the dead after a Taliban suicide car bombing branded "despicable" by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Taliban militants have killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, in the deadliest day in Afghanistan for the US in eight months.
Three members of the military, two US civilians and an Afghan doctor died after being hit by an explosion while travelling to donate books to a school in the south.
In a statement, Secretary of State John Kerry paid tribute to Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old foreign service officer with the US State Department, who was killed in the "despicable attack" in the province of Zabul.
Officials said the suicide car bomber struck just as a coalition convoy drove past a caravan of vehicles carrying the governor of Zabul to the same event.
Another American civilian was killed in a separate insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said in a statement.
It was the deadliest day for Americans since August 16 2012, when seven American service members were killed in two attacks in Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban insurgency.
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It is sad that people are being sacrificed for ??????????.
John Kerry is demanding a full investigation. (says nothing about Benghazi)
Time to leave. No more American blood in Afghanistan for “democracy”, women’s liberation, “gay marriage” or any other liberal blessings that we’re foisting upon the world.
Here’s a little something for John Kerry...
And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Afghanistan;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.
Uh oh. Guess Obama’s gonna have to search for another anti-Mohammed video someone made. You know, to place blame...
I'd say that's really the problem right there. "Be all that you can be" ... "an army of one" ... "the few, the proud, the armed Peace Corps."
This young diplomat was good-looking. I just hope the Islamic Terrorists did not take their usual liberties with women like they usually do
The Sec. of States keep getting worse and worse.
“Three members of the military, two US civilians and an Afghan doctor died after being hit by an explosion while travelling to donate books to a school in the south.”
What in God’s name are we even doing there anymore?
Risking lives to deliver BOOKS!
Enough of this kumbaya BS.
Shouldn’t this be in Breaking? No dead Ambassadors in 30 years and now 2 in a little over 6 months?
This is a State Dept?
In interview with Newsweek/Daily Beast, Vice President Biden asserted that the Taliban per se is not our enemy.
So then what? they are our friends, as they say with friends like these... What happened to pull our troops out and send them home, close Gitmo, etc.,etc. This administration rather than being the most transparent is the most inept and anti America ever. And considering Carter that is some accomplishment!
"What difference does it make???!!!"
Everyone in the world knows that Obama is a giant baby boy- playing golf and running after his male lovers.
We are so screwed.
The front doors are wide open and obama is contemplating his naval.
You didn’t really think that we were going to get someone with a brain and a spine did you??? The only country that this current administration can get tough with is ISRAEL. Anyone else they all have a linguine spine with common sense totally absent. I have heard some people remark, “Oh, it would have been different with Hillary.” The only difference between Hillary and B. O. is that Hillary hides it better.
Never bring a book to a gunfight.
What were the qualifications of 25 year old diplomat? sounds to odd to be true, other than her first assignment. probably had her masters degree and 2 years foreign service.