Skip to comments.U.S. Soldiers Accidentally Kill Boy in Afghanistan
Posted on 01/10/2014 4:29:32 PM PST by ColdOne
A four-year old boy was inadvertently killed by U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials. The Helmand province governors office told Reuters that U.S. Marines based in the violence-plagued province mistakenly shot the boy on Wednesday because visibility was poor.
"As the weather was dusty, the Marine forces based there thought he was an enemy and opened fire. As result of mistaken fire, he was killed," Omar Zwak, the spokesperson, told Reuters.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
10 of our fine troops died these last few weeks. 6 on Dec 17th and 3 yesterday. I will self delete my comment
That’s sad—and the poor guy will have to live with this for the rest of his life.
wonder who lets his 4 yr old wonder around in a war zone?:
My thoughts as well. Sorry the little boy was so poorly supervised by his ‘parents’ that he would be able to wander that close to one of the most dangerous spots in the world, but the Afghani don’t give a damn how many of our American troops are killed or murdered while serving there. They want us out, and have wanted us out for a long, long time. We gain nothing good overstaying out welcome. They are falling to the Taliban anyway. Afghans are not ready to join this century yet, nor do they collectively wish to be.
Not only that, he will likely be court martialed for violating the ROE.
War is War!!! Poor visibility? I am amazed our warriors had live fire in their weapons...someone here in the USA sent these soldiers to fight an enemy in a war....a civilian was killed...so???!!!
Prove to me that he wasnt turned out into the poor visibility right into the line of fire.
Go ahead. I’ll wait.
I just saw Lone Survivor today. Those men died because of “children”.
They were probably using him as a distraction or put him out there hoping he would get killed for propaganda.
The US military could napalm and nerve gas every single village in that crap hole and I wouldn’t shed a single tear.
Exactly it is a WAR ZONE! Things we might not be able to fathom as happening here at home do happen by accident in a WAR ZONE!
It happens in every war and its a terrible thing. I feel sorry for the poor guy who shot him and has to live with it the rest of his life. War is Hell.
Sadly thats about the only way to put an end to the wars there.
Oh and in Chicago Too!
Nits grow into lice.
who’s to say the afghans, in this confusion, didn’t set the boy up and hope the soldiers thought he was a fighter.
Exactly! Why was the child OUT there?
In Nam, the gooks SENT children with explosives under their clothing into groups of GIs. That’s basically what set off Lt. Calley at My Lai.
Not right. Not saying that’s what happened here....either on the part of the child, or the troops who shot him. But it’s understandable. “The fog of war” comes to mind.
I’m very sorry that the little boy died, but where were his parents? It’s tragic, but this is a war zone. Our troops are dying too.
You are chickenhawk garbage. I don't see why FR puts up with scum like you. You make us all look bad.
Sorry...I couldn’t care less. Sue me.
No wonder the Afghans hate us!
Sorry, but unless you’ve been in a hostile, low-visability situation, where people are constantly trying to kill you, don’t say anything.
Outside the wire, not a Fobbit
Sorry, that does not give you the freedom to just shoot at anything you want. What if it were another patrol out there? or your allies?
Have you been there?
Bite me. There’s nothing in that muzzle infested rat hole hats worth a single drop of American blood or a nickel of American treasure. Lay waste to it and call it a day.
I'll agree with you 100% on that!
Lay waste to it and call it a day.
Why should we kill innocent primitives who are as far away as they could possibly be? I say lay waste to the neocons who stampeded us into this mess after 9/11. Their theories of World domination are little different from Hitler, Stalin, and early Stewie Griffin.
I'm sorry I called you names.
“Why should we kill innocent primitives who are as far away as they could possibly be? “
So nobody else f**** with us for the next 500 years or so, that’s why. And while we are at it lets turn that stinking black rock in Saudi Arabia into radioactive vapor, too.
Apology accepted. Sorry for the “bite me” crack.
The 9/11 hijackers (who defeated the once greatest country on Earth) were Saudis. The Saudis are close allies of Israel. Israel hated Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Who did we invade?
Now, Israel wants us to go to war with Iran.