Skip to comments.U.S. General Is Reportedly Killed by an Afghan Soldier
Posted on 08/05/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT by kristinn
A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, an official of the American-led coalition and Afghan media reported Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities in the Afghanistan war.
The coalition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity and would not release the name of the major general, said an unspecified number of other service members of the American-led coalition and Afghan soldiers, including a senior Afghan commander were also shot. Their conditions were not known.
Other details of the shooting were sketchy, and the coalition official would only confirm that an incident had taken place at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy.
The Taliban, which often takes credit for insider attacks, had no immediate comment on Tuesday. Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the insurgents, said he was still trying to collect information about the incident.
But, he added, the Taliban had many people inside the camp, and that one of their loyalists could have been responsible for the attack.
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Either we go Roman on those subhumans or GTFO. What exactly are we accomplishing there anymore?
I heard on the TV that the general was a German.
Do any FReepers have predictions on when 0bama will issue remarks on this and what he will say?
Another case of “workplace violence.” /s
“the Taliban had many people inside the camp, and that one of their loyalists could have been responsible for the attack.”
Curious. Warlord politics. Prayers for the soldiers.
Not a peep.
"I deplore such workplace violence."
This type of action makes it much easier for the good guys to pull the trigger when they have the advantage, rather than risk more good lives by showing mercy.
I heard on the TV that the general was a German..................................Oh boy, can you imagine what would be done to Kabul if it was 1944?
And predict if and when he will say something, will it be at the golf course or the fundraiser?
The current administration will do NOTHING, because it hates Americans, especially American soldiers, and doesn’t want to annoy its true love, the ROP.
The problem is, with this administration that's liable to get them a one-way ticket to the Fort Leavenworth Hilton.
Sure it won’t be “gun violence”? And this from the religion of pieces.
Why would this anonymous source not release the name of the General? If it was pending notification of next if kin they would have said so.
Another 'shout out' to Chief Joe Medicine Crow?
good guys had better start pullin’ ....
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