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AP Female Journalists Shot in Afghanistan, One Dead
International Business Times ^ | April 4, 2014 | Gianluca Mezzofiore

Posted on 04/04/2014 5:54:28 AM PDT by don-o

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"Naqibullah, a policeman in Tani district of Khost, opened fire on two foreign journalists. One was killed and one was wounded," a spokesman for the governor of Khost province, Mobariz Zadran, told Reuters.

According to an AP freelancer who witnessed the attack, the two had arrived in the heavily guarded district compound before the incident:

As they were sitting in the car waiting for the convoy to move, a unit commander named Naqibullah walked up to the car, yelled "Allahu Akbar" — God is Great — and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. He then surrendered to the other police and was arrested.

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1 posted on 04/04/2014 5:54:28 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Not surprised sadly. That country is regressing.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 5:56:30 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Regressing from what, exactly?


3 posted on 04/04/2014 6:00:13 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Most likely back to what it was before the Afgan war.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 6:01:27 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: don-o
In a post yesterday I remarked that our country was, for the most part, law abiding. I also said that lawlessness existed in some places...and my example was Afghanistan.

The lawlessness there hasn't much to do with their faith or with their economy, but it has to do with the structure of their government, their laws and their family clans.

It is an abysmally sad situation for all, especially for the weaker members of the society. That would be the poorer families and the families with the least amount of status. It doesn't have much to do with women, per se because their status is inexorably linked to their family.

5 posted on 04/04/2014 6:02:23 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: don-o

Exactly. How far can you regress from the Stone Age?


6 posted on 04/04/2014 6:02:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Let’s just say, going back to BAC or “Before America Came”.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 6:07:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: don-o
I personally think it was a horrendously bad idea to send a female media member to that country. It is hopelessly lawless.

The folks who sent her had to be aware of the misogynist attitude of too many people over there. That attitude can be strong in both genders.

Her bosses seemed to have no idea whatsoever that their female reporter would have any problems, which shows their abysmal ignorance of Afghanistan society.

My prayers are for the dead journalist and the family.

8 posted on 04/04/2014 6:08:27 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
America’s Crisis of Political Legitimacy

I posted this yesterday and it did not get much discussion. I would be interested is your thoughts.

9 posted on 04/04/2014 6:09:55 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Biggirl

How, exactly. as America improved Afghanistan? What substantive and long lasting changes have been made?


10 posted on 04/04/2014 6:14:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cloudmountain

The female journalist is not without some culpability in her own death.

If you want to play games on the interstate you can, but expect some team members to be run down from time to time. This time it was her turn.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 6:14:31 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: don-o

The phrase “Being at the wrong place at the wrong time” refers to ever being anyplace in Afghanistan.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 6:15:52 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: don-o

America kept the Taliban out.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: don-o

Plus bring elections in.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: don-o
I think Jesus summed it up for us: Render unto Caesar's what is Caesar's. Render unto God what is God's.
It seems hopelessly simple, but then that decision really is, isn't it?

In the end this life is truly a short span of moments but eternity lasts a bit longer so why not live for that reality?

15 posted on 04/04/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

But. . .but. . .but. . .don’t they know freedom of the press is like a protective shield. . .especially when a journalist is a female bringing enlightenment to the ignorant? Don’t they know that? Besides, aren’t all journalists multiculturalists and therefore should celebrate our diversity and honor their culture and not send a female into such an area as that is culturally insensitive? Don’t they know that?

Prayers for family and friends.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 6:17:41 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: All

But now that we are getting out, back to its lawless ways.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 6:17:46 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Afghanistan made the most progress back when the West was sure of itself instead of apologizing for itself. And Bush's rhetoric about the "religion of peace" did not help either. America inflicted a constitution on Afghanistan that made Sharia the highest law of the land (when the backlash against the Taliban was strongest!).  photo KabulUnivcirca19601.png US Soldiers with Afghan Police women, 2011 photo ZabulProvAfghanistanFemaleAfghanpoliceWengagementteam1.jpg  photo Afghanistan1960sScouting1.jpg
18 posted on 04/04/2014 6:19:26 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: hal ogen

+10


19 posted on 04/04/2014 6:20:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

One thing I do remember was that the Americans allowed the girls and women to go to school.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 6:23:19 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

That photograph of the Afghan slave women with our female soldiers is simply an outrage. For our politically correct generals to tolerate that is a crime. Those women should be in respectful cloting or our officers should be resigning in mass.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 6:23:58 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
The female journalist is not without some culpability in her own death.
If you want to play games on the interstate you can, but expect some team members to be run down from time to time. This time it was her turn.

Unquestionably she shared in the blame. You are 100% correct. I cannot and will not believe that she wasn't warned about the danger she was in. And, it's my cynical belief she blew off all those warnings in some warped belief that the worst could not and would not happen.

I hope she's happy now--she's had her 15 minutes of fame

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Interstate game: Wasn't it called "chicken"??
STUPID game for STUPID people.

22 posted on 04/04/2014 6:24:11 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Monterrosa-24

Hey, they were most likely happy that those solders were there, period.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 6:25:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

“...Americans allowed the girls and women to go to school...”

Yes, but... not to the extent they did in the 1960s and with less protection from Mohammedan fanatics.


25 posted on 04/04/2014 6:26:28 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: don-o

We’ve been in Afghanistan for about 12 years. In the aftermath of World War II we occupied Japn for just seven years.

Diminshing returns set in long ago in Afghanistan.


26 posted on 04/04/2014 6:27:13 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: don-o

Until we nuke Mecca and destroy their satanic pagan idol allah, this will continue.


27 posted on 04/04/2014 6:27:41 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: don-o

28 posted on 04/04/2014 6:28:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cloudmountain

At least she died doing what she loved, not many do.


29 posted on 04/04/2014 6:29:06 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep, and not being afraid to deal with a possible “fatwa” on one’s head.


30 posted on 04/04/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Balding_Eagle

“...she died doing what she loved, not many do...”

Yes, I’m surprised many here seem to think that the purpose of life is to play it safe. She died refusing to submit to Mohammedan zip-wads.


31 posted on 04/04/2014 6:32:51 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

THINK: AMY BHIEL.


32 posted on 04/04/2014 6:34:43 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

“And Bush’s rhetoric about the “religion of peace” did not help either.”

**********
Truely one of the dumbest utterances to ever come from the mouth of a U.S. president. I’m sure there was a political motivation behind it but at best, it was world class stupidity. At worst, it put a false veneer on a serious threat.


33 posted on 04/04/2014 6:36:09 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: DIRTYSECRET

The difference is that Amy Bhiel was campaigning against Western culture instead of for it. Yet the anti-West and anti-White crowd still did not appreciate her pointy little head.


34 posted on 04/04/2014 6:38:12 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: don-o

More Moslem heroics.

End of story.


35 posted on 04/04/2014 6:42:17 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Starboard

“...it put a false veneer on a serious threat...”

Yes, and it led to the medias unending quest to find and portray “moderate islam”.


36 posted on 04/04/2014 6:42:31 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

And that was before the Russians came in. I sense the regression began right after that invasion.


38 posted on 04/04/2014 6:43:35 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: don-o

From the skittles and unicorns obama style democracy he imposed on them...

I still think we should have killed all their leaders, flattened all their infrastructure (such as it was) divided the country along ethnic lines, set the ethnic groups at each other’s throats, and walked away.


39 posted on 04/04/2014 6:48:52 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: don-o

Another liberal learns a hard lesson of life.


40 posted on 04/04/2014 6:50:11 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: Biggirl

“...I sense the regression began right after that invasion...”

I think you are right. And when the Russians pulled out we had fallen under the influence of multi-culturalism instead of continuing to show some positive encouragement for our ways, our heritage, our rights, and our faith.


41 posted on 04/04/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: newfreep

“Until we nuke Mecca and destroy their satanic pagan idol allah, this will continue.”

WE HAVE A WINNER....


42 posted on 04/04/2014 6:51:04 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: cloudmountain
which shows their abysmal ignorance of Afghanistan society.

It shows they believe the propaganda they've been spewing. America evil and suppresses women. Islam good and respects women.

I doubt bitter experience will smarten them up one iota.

43 posted on 04/04/2014 6:52:21 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

While the irony is that, the Russians have gone back to their roots.


44 posted on 04/04/2014 6:54:08 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: newfreep
Until we nuke Mecca and destroy their satanic pagan idol allah, this will continue.

We will find
sooner or later
If Achmend'll pray
to a glowing crater

45 posted on 04/04/2014 6:56:49 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: null and void

There is no insanity that a little properly applied lithium won’t cure.


46 posted on 04/04/2014 8:02:30 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

For Pete’s sake, she was a journalist. Being there was her job, and she’s not culpable for her death. The crazed Islamic nutbag is responsible for it.

And they have killed many male journalists, too.

Blame the victim much?


47 posted on 04/04/2014 8:02:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius; Balding_Eagle

-——Blame the victim much?——

In this instance yes. She was foolish to go there, stupid actually.

Her rights there are dictated by there , not some feminist idealized right applicable throughout the galaxy.


48 posted on 04/04/2014 8:06:40 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: livius
Blame the victim much?

If you want to play games on the interstate you can, but expect some team members to be run down from time to time. This time it was her turn.

She chose to play on the interstate.

Should she bear the blame?

Not according to you, but I ask, who was the person responsible for her being there? Me? You?

49 posted on 04/04/2014 8:33:35 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: hal ogen
The phrase “Being at the wrong place at the wrong time” refers to ever being anyplace in Afghanistan.

You got that right.

There are places in this country and in my own city that I stay away from. The phrases "Use common sense" and "Use the brains God gave you" also come to mind.

50 posted on 04/04/2014 12:32:06 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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