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U.S. strike kills 70 in Afghanistan

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posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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U.S. strike kills 70 in Afghanistan


www.tehrantimes.com

A U.S. airstrike has reportedly left 70 people dead in southeastern Afghanistan as the war-ravaged country votes to elect a new parliament.
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posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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71 Taliban killed in eastern Afghan province


news.xinhuanet.com...



A spokesman for provincial administration said that 71 Taliban militants were killed as troops raided their hideout in Paktia province east of Afghanistan on the election day on Saturday.


Do they usually shoot first then ask questions later? Based on what info did they call the air strike? How credible was the info? Was the judgement that they were Taliban only based on that info?

There is a reason why such air strikes has killed so many innocent people in the past, because America has inherited the policy of shoot first then ask questions later..

www.tehrantimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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I sort of want to start ignoring any and all news, and just turn my back to everything, and just live my life. So sad.



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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To me (my personal opinion), the US is failing so miserably over in Afghanistan that they will call anyone a Taliban.

Afghan citizen = Taliban, much like Iraqi citizen = insurgent

Like the poster above me, I'm sick of reading/hearing about murder in the news. Just bring our troops home and let the CIA handle this un-winnable fiasco.


edit on 18-9-2010 by Aggie Man because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by Myendica
I sort of want to start ignoring any and all news, and just turn my back to everything, and just live my life. So sad.

Very good quote comes in to mind:
"ignorance is a bless".

There isn't a time when I don't wish I was ignorant and innocent like my childhood..



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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Shades of Vietnam and "body counts". All bodies count as enemies.
What have these people ever done to us to deserve rocket strikes?
Imagine the horror of being attacked by an enemy you cannot even see?
Liberators? I think not. Just keeping the chain of vengeance alive.



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by SimplyGord
Just keeping the chain of vengeance alive.


So true and so accurate. Of course there will be those who wonder why when the next plane, whatever goes flying into a US establishment.


brill


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posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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So when are we gonna charge Obama with war crimes for continuing this? I mean if his troops are killing so many civilians, lets hold him accountable (sound familiar). I'm not trying to sound flippant here, and yes any civilian death is tradgic, however, it is not, always avoidable.



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 10:08 PM
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nevermind.

I'm not getting into this one.


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posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
To me (my personal opinion), the US is failing so miserably over in Afghanistan that they will call anyone a Taliban.


Failing? Depends on the actual objectives. At the beginning of the conflict, CIA bought out any threats in Afghanistan and let those warlords revamp the heroin trade in order to avoid less conflict. But after the warlords made enough money to buy fancy houses in places like Dubai they started to give more support to the Taliban because the warlords could just leave whenever the Americans got pissed off enough to send assassination squads after them.

During all this buy out crap, all the massacre created real resistance fighters, which is why Afghanistan is rife with them now. They didn't just regroup from Iraq or Pakistan from evil little caves like the media claims, they are just victims of 10 years of war. Same thing happened with the Soviets; the Russians pushed hard enough for ten years, the resistance got larger and more advanced, Russians became much more brutal and lost thousands of men, then counted their losses and left. But America doesn't plan on leaving.



posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 07:28 AM
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Meantime, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in talks with media via telephone from unknown location confirmed the incident and said only four militants were killed in the air raids.


So they were Taliban.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
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Meantime, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in talks with media via telephone from unknown location confirmed the incident and said only four militants were killed in the air raids.


So they were Taliban.


So I guess the other 66 doesn't matter then, since there was 4 Taliban amongst them.





"There have been many, many thousands of Afghan civilians, men, women and children deliberately targeted, deliberately killed to intimidate the population," Stephen Lendman told Press TV on Thursday.

"Things go back, I believe, to World War II, to intimidate the opposition. We did it ruthlessly in Vietnam, and the most well-known Operation Phoenix, with the estimated number of civilians that we killed, numbered maybe 80,000. The number could have been doubled," he added.

He said the United States military presences in Iraq and Afghanistan is tantamount to war crime.

'US kills civilians to intimidate people'


Kinda reminds me of this little story:



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 07:29 AM
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So according to him Obama is commiting war crimes? Let's try him, right now, let's end this evil. Sound familiar? While I don't think we should be there, war happens and people die...........no matter who is in the WH.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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Can I just say YAAY!

I'm always happy when we wipe out primitives from the gene pool... It's a waste unfortunately, but it's better than letting them thrive with their jacked up ideas...




posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
During all this buy out crap, all the massacre created real resistance fighters, which is why Afghanistan is rife with them now. They didn't just regroup from Iraq or Pakistan from evil little caves like the media claims, they are just victims of 10 years of war. Same thing happened with the Soviets; the Russians pushed hard enough for ten years, the resistance got larger and more advanced, Russians became much more brutal and lost thousands of men, then counted their losses and left. But America doesn't plan on leaving.


Not being flippant but it would be truly ironic to find that Russia was backing the Taliban against the US considering how the US backed the Mujahideen against the Russians.

It would serve us right.



posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by adifferentbreed
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So according to him Obama is commiting war crimes? Let's try him, right now, let's end this evil. Sound familiar? While I don't think we should be there, war happens and people die...........no matter who is in the WH.


Yeah, it's not like anyone plans these wars or makes any money off them! They happen all by themselves just like terrorists attacking the US. Do you really think they do it because of our freedoms?


Can't really blame Obama because it was Bush that started the war. It's not Obama's fault that the Afghans won't lay down and die so we can leave their country knowing that we've won.



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