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The Interpreters who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan, abandoned to die by US Govt.
ViceNews ^ | July 7, 2014 | Ben Anderson

Posted on 07/07/2014 9:58:40 PM PDT by free_life

The interpreters who worked for American and NATO forces during the recent Afghanistan war are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role educating foreign troops about the local culture they so badly needed to understand, and sourcing intelligence.

As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, the tens of thousands of Afghans who put their own and their families’ lives at risk, because they believed US promises would be fulfilled, should now be offered safe haven. Instead, a majority of the interpreters are being denied transit to the US, or left in limbo for years on end.

VICE News spoke with several interpreters now living across the world about their experiences since ending their work with the US and NATO, and those broken promises.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; interpreters; war
The interpreters who worked alongside American and NATO forces in Afghanistan are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role in sourcing intelligence and educating Western troops about the local culture. Now they’re being abandoned.

In Part 1, VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson speaks with Srosh, an interpreter that he first met in December 2010. They spent five weeks together as US Marines attempted to defeat the insurgency in Sangin — the most violent district of Afghanistan’s most violent province. The Marines that Srosh worked for have since returned home, but he remains in hiding.

1 posted on 07/07/2014 9:58:40 PM PDT by free_life
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To: free_life
no different than what we did to the Yards...
2 posted on 07/07/2014 10:00:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

The doctor that actually gave us Osama is rotting in a Pakistani prison.

The U.S. does not look after its friends.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 10:02:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: free_life

As one interpreter said in trailer... “no one believes the US anymore, they are liars!”


4 posted on 07/07/2014 10:02:27 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: free_life
Do all you useful idiots in America, including the kneepad media, doing obama’s bidding see this? You also will be left twisting in the wind once you are no longer needed.

Stop being fools.

5 posted on 07/07/2014 10:05:55 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: TigerClaws
100%
6 posted on 07/07/2014 10:06:39 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: free_life
As one interpreter said in trailer... “no one believes the US anymore, they are liars!”

Yup.

7 posted on 07/07/2014 10:12:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MichaelCorleone

The media is applauding as hoards of gangsters are being welcome from Mexico by this administration.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 10:12:20 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Chode
Or the Kurds in 1992.
9 posted on 07/07/2014 10:13:07 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: free_life

We do this after every war.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 10:13:32 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: All

I forgot to add there is a video at Vice News link and at Youtube.

https://news.vice.com/video/the-interpreters-part-1

and here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0PAYsUb8du4


11 posted on 07/07/2014 10:17:45 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: free_life

“As one interpreter said in trailer... “no one believes the US anymore, they are liars!””

Anyone paying attention knew this was going to happen, with a Democrat in the White House.

When hasn’t it, at least in my lifetime?


12 posted on 07/07/2014 10:18:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: free_life

They definitely should be offered safe passage.

I personally think this is deliberate to hurt the reputation of the United States. If we abandon them, who can trust us?


13 posted on 07/07/2014 10:19:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: hinckley buzzard; All
Or the Kurds in 1992.

and the Filipinos after WW11

14 posted on 07/07/2014 10:25:20 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: free_life

BTW, vice.com is increasingly becoming a site to go to because it reports a lot of raw news that the msm will not.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 10:25:25 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: free_life

The Obama doctrine: Delete the messages or shoot the messengers.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 10:25:38 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Jonty30

I personally think this is deliberate to hurt the reputation of the United States.
.................................................

I think you are probably correct. It is bloody sad.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 10:26:12 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Obama & the Democrats are liars, not all of the US, there is a difference.

I would like to tell them I agree with them. I don’t trust Obama, et al either!


18 posted on 07/07/2014 10:28:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: tcrlaf

“When hasn’t it, at least in my lifetime?”

Why anyone thinks a Democrat is going to defend the US at any time is beyond me. Bunch of arrogant commie clueless fools can’t run a *hit house.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 10:30:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: hinckley buzzard

Or the Hmong in Southeast Asia.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 10:30:40 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Jonty30

I personally think this is deliberate to hurt the reputation of the United States. If we abandon them, who can trust us?


I know people in Central and South America who think the USA has gone crazy and are afraid and sad.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 10:34:01 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: TigerClaws

The US under Obastard does not look out for its own citizens, let alone its former friends and allies.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 11:00:07 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: free_life

ping


23 posted on 07/07/2014 11:24:06 PM PDT by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: free_life

Bfl


24 posted on 07/08/2014 12:49:32 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: free_life

An absolute disgrace while we take in tens of thousands of Somali filth who hate us.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 1:05:29 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocquevillea)
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To: free_life

Barack Obama’s America: harmless as an enemy, treacherous as a friend.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 1:09:07 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: free_life

Being allied with America is not a smart move in that part of the world. You ultimately get screwed over. Ask the doctor in Pakistan how helping the Americans get OBL worked out for him. When you no longer serve this country’s you’re tossed to the wolves.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 1:48:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: free_life

But we got rights for the illegal parasite tyrants south of the border, all out for a revenge carnival... Obama’s children...


28 posted on 07/08/2014 2:20:49 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

“We do this after every war.”

The worst was after the Cold War; all of the military strongmen we supported (to suppress communism or Soviet influence in their home countries) were abandoned - and in some cases, prosecuted.

Saddam and Noriega are the first to come to mind.


29 posted on 07/08/2014 3:32:30 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: free_life

As a former interpreter (Italian French English) for the federal government (FBI, US Federal Court System, other agencies), I can say this with certainty: At some point, no GOOD interpreter will be willing to work for the US Government. At that point, many who come forward will be suspect. Since there will be great need, some from this pool will be hired, and then enter into “the system”.
At that point, the enemy will have infiltrated us, and will take over our interpreter system. That will be the end.


30 posted on 07/08/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT by paolop
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To: free_life

Get to mexico and join the line!


31 posted on 07/08/2014 4:24:02 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: hinckley buzzard
yup, we don't have a good track record of helping those that help us...
32 posted on 07/08/2014 4:41:54 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: All

Part two video (warning some very graphic scenes of violence....beheading)

https://news.vice.com/video/the-interpreters-part-2

same video on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K2J5arsVuE


33 posted on 07/08/2014 4:20:05 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: free_life

Video Part 3

https://news.vice.com/video/the-interpreters-part-3


34 posted on 07/09/2014 2:49:00 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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