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Afghan Policeman Kills Two U.S. Troops Minutes After They Hand Him A Gun
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Posted on 08/17/2012 9:22:09 AM PDT by chessplayer

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, minutes after they gave him a new weapon as a present, killing two U.S. service members. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

Friday's attacker was identified as Mohammad Ismail, a man in his 30s who had joined the Afghan Local Police just five days ago.

He opened fire during an inauguration ceremony attended by American and Afghan national forces in the Kinisk village in the far western province of Farah, provincial police chief Agha Noor Kemtoz said.

"As soon as they gave the weapon to Ismail to begin training, suddenly he took the gun and opened fire toward the U.S. soldiers," Kemtoz said.

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To: ryan71; BipolarBob

We need to go to the root of the problem. Every time they do this, we need to inundate their country with Christianity. Blare the gospel from loudspeakers. Carpet bomb their cities with bibles and gospel tracts.

Change the religion, change the culture, and then you win the war.

21 posted on 08/17/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Little Ray

Don’t forget, feet first.

22 posted on 08/17/2012 10:54:09 AM PDT by Postman (It's time again: US out of the UN. UN out of the US. Zero to follow. Make space in Kenya!)
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To: chessplayer

I know it’s a lot easier said then done. I won’t argue that. But couldn’t we keep that in check with CIA and spec ops? We almost did take Bin Laden out if it wasn’t for Clinton. Seems like we could just do clandestine operations. Terrorist site pops up. Send a team in and nail it with a missle.

Again. I know it’s not that easy, but it’s better than the horrible losses we are taking now. The place will always be one step from imploding, so great Americans will have died in vain anyway. Why add more to the count?

When we go to war, we should go to win as quickly as possible with our gloves off. To do otherwise is immoral and a disservice.

23 posted on 08/17/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: chessplayer
all the troops who died would have died in vain and for absolutely nothing

It is painful to admit that this is exactly what has happened.

Nevertheless, we must admit it if we are to prevent it from happening again.

24 posted on 08/17/2012 11:01:27 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: chessplayer

Horrible. Again. But I have to ask:

Are these soldiers ordered to martyr themselves by handing a loaded gun to a local?

Why was that gun loaded in the first place?

Haven’t they figured out yet that there’s a good chance of this happening?

Why wasn’t a sniper (or some guards) deployed that would take out anyone making a threatening move?

Etc. etc.

And tomorrow or next week the same thing will happen again!


25 posted on 08/17/2012 11:06:13 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Postman

Don’t care, just so long as the villagers or townies go “Ewwwwwwww!” when they see it.
After all its them we’re trying to make an impression on: “If you betray us, you and your family will be defiled so that you can’t reach Paradise, then die in a horrible fashion.”

26 posted on 08/17/2012 11:07:15 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: chessplayer

Damn it all.

I say, past time to go.

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AMEN and AMEN!! BTW — where are Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan protesting these almost daily deaths in Afghanistan???? ~~~crickets~~~

28 posted on 08/17/2012 11:17:54 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: chessplayer

I won’t hold my breath waiting for Karzai’s apologies. He hasn’t given one yet has he?

29 posted on 08/17/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: chessplayer

Obama’s fu_ked up war in Afghanistan... why does the national media not even care anymore? that’s a rhetorical question...

30 posted on 08/17/2012 11:46:14 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: chessplayer

The locals have to be trained to protect the opium poppy crop.

31 posted on 08/17/2012 12:34:41 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: I still care

I read the book. They were backwards violent people . . . until the gospel of Jesus changed them.

Our troops are not gonna change the afghanis. The gospel will if they are willing to receive it.

I’m not willing to risk more troops to achieve what they cannot do.

Bring them home.

32 posted on 08/17/2012 2:18:14 PM PDT by proparapi
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