Black People Politics : U.s. Soldier Kills 16 Afghan Civilians

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    By HEIDI VOGT and MIRWAIS KHAN
    Associated Press


    BALANDI, Afghanistan -- Moving from house to house, a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they slept, killing 16 people -- mostly women and children -- in an attack that reignited fury at the U.S. presence following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans.

    The attack threatened the deepest breach yet in U.S.-Afghan relations, raising questions both in Washington and Kabul about why American troops are still fighting in Afghanistan after 10 years of conflict and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    Read more: http://www.theeagle.com/world/Soldier-kills-16-Afghan-civilians--7030165
     
  2. MS234

    MS234 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Business as usual. They train soldiers to kill.
     
  3. MsVeraisblessed

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    I saw it on the HLN news this morning...What happen to psycology and mental therapy for the individual or for those that come back for war? They are supposed to keep tabs on this people. Whats worse,...he could've revenged it on the American civilians.
     
  4. thePreacher

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    This sort of thing has always been, and will always be, a part of war. Remember Abu Gharib? My Lai?

    Perhaps you are familiar with Steven Green, the GI who raped and killed a 14 year old Iraqi girl, and murdered the rest of her family including her 6 year old sister? And, note, Green was not the only GI who raped the girl that night.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/21/steven-green-spared-death_n_206538.html

    We give young men a uniform, a gun, and permission to kill complete strangers. We fill their heads with all sorts of propaganda about how heroic, and a case of defense rather than offense, it is for them to travel all the way to the other side of the globe to kill these strangers.

    Of course the less mature of those young men end up going Abu Gharib or My Lai on innocent civilians. Why would we good, responsible, citizens back home expect anything else?

    Psychological counseling is not the solution. Not waging our needless, godless, wars is the solution.
     
  5. Destee

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    yeah ... it's gotta do sump'n to one ... taking the lives of others.

    with war being as old as it is ... seems some of this would have been addressed, and maybe it has ... for it might be even worse than the numbers we hear tell of ... i don't know.

    maybe it's just looked at as the "cost of doing business"

    unfortunate

    thanks for sharing

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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