Skip to comments.US Soldier 'Kills 16' Afghans In Their Homes
Posted on 03/11/2012 5:35:47 AM PDT by DCBryan1
A US soldier has killed 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, after entering their homes in Kandahar. Sky sources said the Afghan victims also included women and elderly men.
Minister of Border and Tribal Affairs Asadullah Khalid, who is investigating the incident, said the soldier entered three homes, killing 11 people in the first one.
The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) coalition confirmed the incident but did not release the number of killed or injured.
Sky defence reporter Mark Stone said: "Details are still sketchy and various death tolls have emerged.
"It appears to be an isolated incident and the soldier is believed to have been a staff sergeant."
Isaf Deputy Commander Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw said: "I wish to convey my profound regrets and dismay at the actions apparently taken by one coalition member in Kandahar province.
"I cannot explain the motivation behind such callous acts, but they were in no way part of authorised ISAF military activity."
According to the Panjwai district governor office, seven people died and up to 17 injured were injured in the rampage.
The injured have been treated for their wounds at Nato medical facilities.
Protests were held over the Koran-burning incident
The US embassy in Kabul attempted to quell expected Afghan unrest by also issuing an apology.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
On top of Obama getting ready to free the Gitmo Talibam, it is definitely time to pull out and go Ripley on the whole mess.
We should have been out years ago. Waste of lives, money, resources. Didn’t history teach us anything?
Ya think we will ever learn if this was an out-of-the-closet soldier? Or something derived from this Obama policy change.
Sounds good to me.
However, with all these developments, let’s remember our troops are heroes and we must never treat them the way the Veitnam Veterans were treated when they came home. NEVER!
This just compromised and undermined the situation even more if that's possible. It's what happens when there is no plan, no goal, no initial overwhelming force, no exit plan to get out. All kinds of bad s**t eventually happens.
The pinko libs will make this part of an SAT question.
“Johnny the US soldier has killed 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children. How many adults did Johnny kill?
D. The US military should be eliminated.
Don't be surprised if Leon Panetta sets into motion this soldier being tried by a World Court.. He already set the stage for it in his comments last week, right?
I'll take a guess.
Afghan "allies" killing US soldiers because a silly book was burned, too long deployed to hell, problems at home, PTSD, Afghans looking at you funny and they're all armed... add in any that you wish.
I don’t believe this story at all. I trust neither’s side of news flow.
Sounds very hinky to me. American soldiers do not do things like this. What is the soldier’s name? Who was he with? Was he told to do this by some “contractor”—or was he a contractor?
Sounds as if it is a set up, to build on the “burning the Q’ran” hysteria. This sets up a battle cry and recruitment tool for all muslim soldiers to turn on Americans.
This is the way the muslims wage war. Propaganda and hysteria...terrorism.
The gitmo detainees will be treated more fairly than this soldier. Time to get the hell out of that poppy infested, primative and ungrateful country. Bring our troops home and let Afghanistan live in their own misery.
There is definately a reason why his name was not released. Perhaps it was not “American”....
In fact, Bush allowed in more Muslims after 911, than in the previous two decades, all while leaving the doors to our home, wide open during war time.
Considering these facts, it totally impeaches and undermines the legitimacy and credibility of our government.
Yeah, 10 years ago.
How do we know it was an American soldier?
Because the Afghans say so? Muslims lie as soon as their lips are moving.
“Since World War II the United States has been fighting wars that are police actions to maintain order.”
Another thing I find troubling is that many of the same politicians that historically wanted the USA to have full and open immigration, amnesties and open borders, are the same ones promoting secure borders for Israel. The fact that we have USA politicians pushing for open USA borders while closed in Israel doesn’t make any sense. Why would they not care about the USA?
We have been out of Iraq for months.
The Muslim that killed American service men and a pregnant woman?
will the MSM report the truth of this? or the B.Hussein obama version...
Wars are not fun...and there will always be Wars and rumors of Wars.
Has not worked since Germany and Japan.
Waste of time in Afghanistan since there really is no “nation” only a very loose association of regional, ethnic an tribal factions who band together when necessary.
We still have people and stuff there. Pull out everything we can and destroy the rest.
In five years it will be a suburb of Iran anyways so why leave them stuff?
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