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Afghanistan: Taliban Kill Six Americans (Including US Diplomat)
sky news ^ | April 7, 2013

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; annesmedinghoff; bho44; deaddiplomat; islamicterrorism; johnkerry; kerrylegacy; religionofpeace; smedinghoff; soskerry; taliban; trop; usembassy; waronterror; wddim
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To: Red Steel

Chicago Sun Times

chicago native (River Grove suburb) father is an attorney
graduate of John Hopkins University - International Studies
Served in Carcas, Venezuela - started in Kabul Afghanistan in July 2012 worked in the press corps - in a convoy to deliver books to an all girls school.

being a chicago native, father being an attorney (AKA campaign donor)

21 posted on 04/07/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Or, as Hillary would say, “what difference does it make?” Or as Obama would say, “it wasn’t optimal”. And somehow, this has to be the fault of the US Navy.

Thanks Red Steel.

22 posted on 04/07/2013 1:41:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Red Steel

American Action Hero Kerry’s powerful response to his own failure is marvelous.

This should never have happened, Mr. Secretary, and would NOT have happened if you were anything but an impotent, mouthy dweeb.

23 posted on 04/07/2013 2:06:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Red Steel

Seems to be open season on US diplomats lately.

24 posted on 04/07/2013 3:04:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Baynative

John Kerry is demanding a full investigation. (says nothing about Benghazi)

And the complacent media will not call him on it, or savage the Obama administration the way they would Bush if any of this happened on his watch.

25 posted on 04/07/2013 3:07:22 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: txhurl

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?

Well stated.

We are truly on our own.

26 posted on 04/07/2013 3:08:47 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: headstamp 2

Did our military deliver books during WWII?

27 posted on 04/07/2013 3:10:38 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kagnew

Of course not. Their goal through their slave masters on the big plantation is to destroy America as it is. Hillary is the same as Obama. They only chose Obama because he appears black which is anyones guess. The elections are usually rigged. I hate it when one of these politicians thinks it’s their turn. That is not an election. I am tired of people like Bill Gates who through their disturbing and sick egos spend their money or use their power to hurt people rather than help. They are not God; and I imagine in their ends they will be silently or out loud praying to God for his forgiveness. I am sick of politicians who steal taxpayer money to line their pockets and that of their friends by doing nothing at all or lying.

28 posted on 04/07/2013 5:02:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Red Steel

Not meaning to sound heartless, but “diplomat?”

A 26-yr old female employee of the DoS is not a diplomat.

She is a staffer, a DoS career employee.

29 posted on 04/08/2013 7:05:42 AM PDT by Hulka
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