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Western Journalist Killed in Afghanistan
New York Times ^ | 4/4/14 | AP

Posted on 04/04/2014 3:47:54 AM PDT by firebrand

A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car. . . . yelled Allahu Akbar

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aghanistan; islam; journalist; reporter

1 posted on 04/04/2014 3:47:55 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Driving while female?


2 posted on 04/04/2014 3:50:41 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

“Driving while female?”

I couldn’t imagine what two female reporters were thinking going to Afghanistan; I felt the same way about Daniel Pearl in Pakistan. Not that they deserved what they got, but I can’t imagine what would lead them into such danger. Do any of these people really believe Muslims are “tame”? As journalists they should know better.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 3:58:02 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Apparently they are veteran journalists and very courageous. But people do underestimate the enemy.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 4:02:03 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Just read the article, it appears that may be precisely what happened.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 4:04:22 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: firebrand
Naqibullah walked up to the car, yelled "Allahu Akbar"
I know it's been said a billion times before but I want to say it again: what a disgusting pig excuse for a "religion".
6 posted on 04/04/2014 4:06:00 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: firebrand

Another example of how the religion of peace demonstrates itself......and the LSM will continue to delude themselves......


7 posted on 04/04/2014 4:08:42 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

From Twitter: Kathy Gannon, wounded in Afghanistan, has been one of the most solid & reliable sources of information from the region for years.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 4:09:30 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

“Apparently they are veteran journalists and very courageous. But people do underestimate the enemy.”

I understand what you are saying, but not what they did. Forty years ago dozens of journalists disappeared trying to reach out to the Khmer Rouge; turns out our government was right in describing the threat they posed. Unlike the media-savvy Vietnamese who used our media as their weapon against us, the Khmer Rouge were illiterate peasants (led by a few educated communists) who saw everything Western (including the media) as dangerous to their cause.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 4:11:01 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: firebrand
Photos of Afghanistan by Niedringhaus
10 posted on 04/04/2014 4:20:39 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

So? Isn’t that the way the AP prefers to go?? Killed by the people they adore? See, this was a good thing……...


11 posted on 04/04/2014 4:21:28 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: kearnyirish2

Perhaps you misunderstand .........

They were journalists, they were overseas, they were AP, they were not married, they had careers......... they had it all!


12 posted on 04/04/2014 4:27:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: firebrand
RIP, I am sorry for her family's loss, at least she died doing what she loved? She made such a difference in the oppressed lives of afghani’s.
13 posted on 04/04/2014 4:36:20 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: VaRepublican

good lord what a hell hole...


14 posted on 04/04/2014 4:44:51 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: kearnyirish2
I know what you're saying.

There is a fine sequence in Zero Dark Thirty that shows the difference between someone who naively loves the enemy and one who knows her stuff. That was fiction of course but it made all the right points.

Brilliant movie. Scenes with the ice cream cones and the monkeys also outstanding metaphor.

I wish they had been a little less trusting, but then they wouldn't have been who they were/are.

15 posted on 04/04/2014 4:48:08 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: VaRepublican

Hell hole for sure.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 4:54:53 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: kearnyirish2
an Afghan policeman opened fire...

Do any of these people really believe Muslims are “tame”?

Always treat the muslim as if it's loaded. One would/should not point a weapon at a person, you never know... it might go off. Same with the muslim... is a muslim is pointed at a human, it might go off as well.

17 posted on 04/04/2014 5:16:58 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: firebrand

They are not courageous, they were foolish. They got killed for committing grievous offenses in a place where they assumed being “press” out weighed local customs.

Feminism out of control got them killed


18 posted on 04/04/2014 5:20:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: kearnyirish2
Do any of these people really believe Muslims are “tame”?

It's just like they went on a safari... unarmed.

19 posted on 04/04/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: bert
That's why the gunman surrendered, They will hold him under arrest for six months till things cool down then release him.
20 posted on 04/04/2014 5:28:22 AM PDT by MCF
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To: firebrand
but..but..pResident "Bathhouse" Barrack 0'Dungo; Inferred it was a
Religion of Peace/harmony
..going on to 41 years of incessant lying.

21 posted on 04/04/2014 6:08:45 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: firebrand

Workplace violence.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 6:41:11 AM PDT by tupac (the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe)
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To: firebrand

RIP.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 10:37:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: bert

“They were journalists, they were overseas, they were AP, they were not married, they had careers......... they had it all!”

They were severely misinformed about the country they were living/working in...


24 posted on 04/06/2014 4:49:16 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: firebrand

“I wish they had been a little less trusting, but then they wouldn’t have been who they were/are.”

Maybe...a shame either way.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 4:55:06 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: C210N

“Always treat the muslim as if it’s loaded. One would/should not point a weapon at a person, you never know... it might go off. Same with the muslim... is a muslim is pointed at a human, it might go off as well.”

Well put; it is always just beneath the surface.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 4:55:51 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Rummyfan

“It’s just like they went on a safari... unarmed.”

Pretty much; good analogy.


27 posted on 04/06/2014 4:56:23 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

-——They were severely misinformed——

There is truth in that statement but I believe their thought they were above the falderol Islamic customs and didn’t need to do as in Rome.

They were from New York and need not stoop to the level of playing Roman. It is just basic feminine arrogance


28 posted on 04/06/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

“There is truth in that statement but I believe their thought they were above the falderol Islamic customs and didn’t need to do as in Rome. They were from New York and need not stoop to the level of playing Roman. It is just basic feminine arrogance”

I don’t know; here in northern NJ violent crime in Newark is routinely swept under the rug, and when whites are beaten/robbed they seem genuinely surprised that they shouldn’t have been there at night. I think they are naive, but I don’t know if it is willful arrogance.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 5:31:53 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I get your drift.

In my mind, naivete is the product of willful arrogance.


30 posted on 04/06/2014 5:44:06 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

One was from Canada and one was from Germany. And one was married. Other than that you got it right.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: kearnyirish2

They were supposed to be protected by the Afghan army and police as they helped out with the election. One of their “protectors” shot them. Roughly the same as when the natives who are supposed to be allies turn on the U.S. troops.

So I now don’t think they really were that naive. There are issues in the election that they may have been on the “wrong” side of, in the view of their assassin, but I’m just guessing here. Nothing seems to point to their attacker even knowing who they were. But maybe more will come out on this.


32 posted on 04/06/2014 7:18:58 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: kearnyirish2

Hey, there are Pulitzers to be won.


33 posted on 04/06/2014 7:30:44 PM PDT by rabidralph
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