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US Soldier kills 10 Afghans

March 11th, 2012 Posted in Military

This has just come across the news wire, a US Soldier has allegedly shot and killed 10 Afghans outside of his base in Kandahar.  If this is true, it will lead to more “Blue on Blue” attacks from Afghan Police or Afghan Soldiers who will feel the need to get revenge for the American killings. 

When we mess up with an air strike, we pay about $200 U.S. dollars per death.  That is what an Afghan life is worth over there.  In this situation, even though they pay off the families, I have a feeling you will see a lot of retaliation on behalf of the Afghans as sort of an honor killing on the US.

To all my friends over there, time to watch your back amongst our “Allies” because you never know who’s brother cousin’s sister’s boyfriend was a distant relative of someone shot there and now you are in their crosshairs…

Semper Fi,

Taco

 

http://www.rttnews.com/1838466/10-afghan-civilians-shot-dead-by-abnormal-us-soldier.aspx?type=gn&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=sitemap

RTTNews) – An American soldier, who is said to have been suffering from a nervous breakdown, shot dead at least 10 civilians and wounded five others in a per-dawn incident in the southern AfghanprovinceofKandaharon Sunday.

The unnamed soldier reportedly walked out of his military base in Panjwai district by around 3 am local time and started shooting at civilians in neighboring houses in thevillageofAlkozai, reports said.

A local reporter who visited the site said he saw at least 16 bodies, including those of women and children, belonging to three families from the same village.

The rogue soldier then reportedly surrendered to US military authorities in his base, Western military officials said.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldier was arrested, and that U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), in cooperation with Afghan authorities, will investigate this incident. “This is a deeply regrettable incident and we extend our thoughts and concerns to the families involved,” ISAF said in a statement.

It referred requests for information regarding Afghan casualties to the Afghan Interior Ministry.

TheUSembassy inKabulissued a travel alert advising against traveling near the military base, where local residents reportedly gathered to protest the killings.

The incident occurs as Afghan anger over the burning of copies of the Holy Koran at aU.S.airbase last month is yet to subside.

It was followed by widespread street protests inAfghanistanthat claimed the lives of at least two dozen people.

U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter of apology to his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai over the incident.

 

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  1. 2 Responses to “US Soldier kills 10 Afghans”

  2. By Barrett on Mar 11, 2012

    I’m glad Obama is apologizing again to Karzai… They’re all bad as far as I’m concerned.

  3. By Bob Perrow on Mar 12, 2012

    It’s a shame that a country that won’t govern itself, and refuses to be governed by an outside force, then goes into outrage mode over something like this. I’m not saying what this staff sargeant did is not bad – it is. But where’s the outrage when the “innocent” Afghans shoot Americans in the back of the head?

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