Breaking: US soldier held after rampage, 15 Afghan civilians killed

posted at 10:27 am on March 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

This is simply awful, if true — and it appears it is:

A U.S. soldier was taken into custody in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a few hours after he opened fire on Afghan civilians, killing 15, U.S. and Afghan officials said.

The shooting took place at approximately 3 a.m. as a lone soldier left a checkpoint in Kandahar province’s Panjwai district and opened fire on civilians in two villages, said Javed Faisal, the director of the provincial government’s media center.

Citing preliminary reports, Faisal said at least 15 people were killed and five were wounded. Provincial authorities said they were awaiting news from an investigative team sent to the villages before releasing a definitive death toll.

The BBC reports that the death toll is 16.  The US has not formally acknowledged that the shootings were perpetrated by an American soldier, but are investigating the incident:

Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw, deputy commander of Nato-led forces, said he was unable to “explain the motivation behind such callous acts”, adding that “our thoughts and prayers are with those caught in this tragedy”.

The soldier has not been named, but is thought to be a staff sergeant.

He is reported to have walked off his base at around 03:00 local time (22:30 GMT Saturday) and headed to nearby villages, moving methodically from house to house.

If this is true, this will make the Koran burnings look like an Occupy protest.  Atrocities happen in every war even if they aren’t policy, but they can inflame the populace and make it impossible to constrain them.  That may happen even if the shooter turns out to be someone else, a possibility that looks fairly unlikely at the moment anyway:

Maj. Jason Waggnor, a U.S. military spokesman, said several civilians wounded in the shooting were being treated at American medical facilities. He said there is no information yet on the shooter’s motive.

“He walked right off base, started shooting civilians, and returned to the base and turned himself in,” Waggnor said.

Expect some more high-level apologies if this turns out to be accurate, and this time I doubt anyone can argue with the need to offer them.

 


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Obama apologizes in 5..4..3..2..

Wade on March 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

This was bound to happen. Amongst any group there will be some with a screw loose. And these civilians have a high percentage support for the Taliban and aid them.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

This is gonna cause a very well deserved sh*tstorm.

bigdicksplace on March 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Expect some more high-level apologies if this turns out to be accurate

Okay. I will be waiting for apologies from Hamid Karzai.

Stoic Patriot on March 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I wish these events were taken care of discretely, justly, and swiftly instead of leaked to the world.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I blame the Obama apology to savages while at the same time demonstrating total apathy toward the murders of our own heroes.

Obama owns this. He owns every single retaliation death.

Socmodfiscon on March 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Agree one billion percent.

darwin on March 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Expect some more high-level apologies if this turns out to be accurate, and this time I doubt anyone can argue with the need to offer them.

Apologizing would be foolish. Investigate and prosecute as necessary. Don’t waste time on apologies, as if it were an official action of the U.S.

There Goes The Neighborhood on March 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I blame the Obama apology to savages while at the same time demonstrating total apathy toward the murders of our own heroes.

Obama owns this. He owns every single retaliation death.

Socmodfiscon on March 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Yup.

the_nile on March 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

What is Obama’s Afghan policy again?

Rational Thought on March 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Morale is shot. Soldiers are starting to crack up. Time to come home. These people do a fine job of killing each other anyway, so let them do so.

predator on March 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Oh geeze, another apology coming up.

shar61 on March 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Will everyone in his Company be held responsible and be punished by JugEars?

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I blame the Obama apology to savages while at the same time demonstrating total apathy toward the murders of our own heroes.
Obama owns this. He owns every single retaliation death.

I blame Obama for John Carter flopping at the box office.

YYZ on March 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Obviously this soldier cracked. Typically leftists express overwhemling sympathy for a killer … blaming society, Bush and Rush Limbaugh and seek to have said person treated at mental health institutions vs confinement.

Let’s see how they treat this.

darwin on March 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I blame the Obama apology to savages while at the same time demonstrating total apathy toward the murders of our own heroes.
Obama owns this. He owns every single retaliation death.
Socmodfiscon on March 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Stop this crap!!! This is the kind if chicken shit that makes the right so fn crazy. You make no f’n sense!!!! It’s like me saying ” this must Sarah’s son as payback for Game Change last night ”

Stfu!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Oh oh! Like in Nam…unless they are in the field…they are going to take their ammo away!

KOOLAID2 on March 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

What kind of security do they have at the perimeter that this guy can walk off the base alone?

Why would a solder ever be allowed out alone after that poor fool walked off the base a few years ago and got captured by the Taliban?

Wethal on March 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Man o man. How long has this guy been on the edge. I’m sorry this happened to innocent people. It’s going to be hard to reach a just solution here.

ExpressoBold on March 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM

uh-oh! what a wimpy thing to say!

Pragmatic on March 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

What would Mittens do?

Pragmatic on March 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Stop this crap!!! This is the kind if chicken shit that makes the right so fn crazy. You make no f’n sense!!!!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

If Obama wants to own the killing of bin laden , he owns this too.

the_nile on March 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

They all should have been pulled out IMMEDIATELY, before even ONE soldier was killed during their outrage.
What a freaking nightmare in the WH !

pambi on March 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

This is not good.

TimBuk3 on March 11, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Awful. Just terrible. Clearly, if the reports are true, this soldier was a broken man. I don’t care who is victims are, it is tragic that they were killed and by one of our soldiers, especially. Whatever one thinks of our mission over there or the rules of engagement this is profoundly sad and terribly damaging to any goals we hope to achieve in that place.

I had been in favor of us ending this involvement a long time ago. I feel much more strongly now that it would be the right thing to do. We don’t need to be putting our soldiers in that hostile place when there is nothing further to be gained by it.

MJBrutus on March 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Several of the dead are children apparently. This won’t end well.

rubberneck on March 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Obama apologizes in 5..4..3..2..

Oh geeze, another apology coming up.

And you guys believe this would be inappropriate?

Tom_Shipley on March 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I say we turn the guy over to the Afghans – right after they turn over those responsible for the murder of our people over the last few weeks.
Let each murderer pay according to the laws of those he killed.

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

It’s time to end this war.

This soldier just sacrificed his life for this war to end. He walked out, did it and came back to turn himself in. Translation: they don’t want us here, we don’t like them anyway…. so here, can we leave now??!!!

Do you guys think we shouldnt apologize? Arguably not for the Koran burning, but this?! We just made some kids orphans, some mother childless…. Come one guys , apology =/= weakness.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I say we turn the guy over to the Afghans – right after they turn over those responsible for the murder of our people over the last few weeks.
Let each murderer pay according to the laws of those he killed.

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

To my recollection most were killed.

rubberneck on March 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

This generation’s Mai Lai … how sad.

Tony737 on March 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Tom Shipley, I must have missed Karzai’s apology for the murder of US troops over the last few weeks.

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

This is a tragedy. I wonder how many times this guy has been deployed? Trying not to speculate.

Mord on March 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I thought Obama’s apology “calmed things down.” Apparently not.

Obama owns this.

kevinkristy on March 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM

No Rubberneck, the one who killed the two intelligence officers walked right out of the building.

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

I hate it when the POTUS makes an apology he doesn’t need to make. It weakens our position. However, this time an apology is called for, and I don’t think how much I’ve come to dislike the “apology tour” changes this.

Tomorrow, I’ll blame the current administration for turning Afghanistan in to another post-Tet Vietnam; today, I’ll grieve for what appears to be fifteen senseless deaths (plus however many more wounded) at the hands of a brother in arms.

apostic on March 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Terrible, and sad.

Dash on March 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Stop this crap!!! This is the kind if chicken shit that makes the right so fn crazy. You make no f’n sense!!!! It’s like me saying ” this must Sarah’s son as payback for Game Change last night ”

Stfu!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

When you’ve spent a year in the boots of the average soldier in Afghanistan only then will you have a credible and informed opinion. Until then you are a whiner who knows nothing about what you speak. The fact that you would compare blood, guts, betrayal and death on the same level as a fictitious book or movie speaks volumes.

HotAirian on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Yep, there will be more apologies, and Karzei will play this up and enrage an already enraged population, and get any concession he wants from us. And the cold-blooded deaths of Americans who were killed by those who were trusted to work alongside US military will be stuffed down the memory hole, never to come up again. My thoughts are with the women and children who were killed, of course, though as sad as that is, my first thoughts are with OUR TROOPS, who are in an impossible situation…we need to bring everyone home, and contain that place as best we can with the SMALLEST number of our people at risk from being forced to be in close proximity to them.

ellifint on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Meanwhile…..speaking of Wars….and Under the
RADAR!!!!!!!!
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O/T a tad!Oops,Le Impeachy of Hopey/Changey!

Bill Text – 112th Congress (2011-2012) – THOMAS (Library of Congress)Story

Submitted 33 mins ago from thomas.loc.gov
http://www.breakingnews.com/

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.2608.enr:
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112TH CONGRESS
2D SESSION H. CON. RES. 107
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Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force

by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress

constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under
article II, section 4 of the Constitution.
——————————————

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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MARCH 7, 2012

Mr. JONES submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary
(More………)

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hconres107ih/pdf/BILLS-112hconres107ih.pdf
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canopfor on March 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

This is what I don’t get. People on the right always talk about American exceptionalism. How we’re a “christian” nation with a unique moral center.

But when something like this happens, that’s all out the window. Apologize? That’s for pu$$ies. The other side not acting to our standards? Throw our standards out the window and sink to their level.

If you really want to be exceptional… if you really want to be christian, this is where you prove it. You don’t give into blood lust. You don’t give up your morals because your opponent doesn’t live up to theirs.

Tom_Shipley on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I hope Barry will remind the world not to jump to any conclusions .

DeweyWins on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Obama’s Afghan legacy: Turning victory into defeat.

kevinkristy on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

So since the Afghan leader won’t apologize for the atrocities of rogues under his command, we should forget who we are? We should turn a callous eye and disregard the actions of one of our own? We should abandon our own sense of decency and humanity because our enemies have none?

MJBrutus on March 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Tom Shipley, I must have missed Karzai’s apology for the murder of US troops over the last few weeks.

See my post above.

Tom_Shipley on March 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Stfu!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

.
It’s not your job or your authority tell anyone to “STFU.” I don’t care how outraged you are or how incensed, people can speak their piece in a free country, no matter how idiotic or wise. Didn’t you hear Bill Maher (Marr Marr Marr) tell everyone to cool it about RushBo because Maher was getting his wings clipped with the same attitude?
.
I’ll say what I want right to your face while wearing a Zombie Mohammed costume if I want. I dare you to do one thing about it.

ExpressoBold on March 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM

The problem is that Obama gives money to GE , solyndra ,GM, UAW and all his other cronies , but the people fighting the wars get less and less.

the_nile on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Anyone in the “middle” is a closet leftist afraid to come out.

kevinkristy on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

ExpressoBold on March 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM

That’s right. This is a free country where you can be as much of an azzhole as you want. And you’re just the man to prove it.

MJBrutus on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

To my recollection most were killed.

rubberneck on March 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I had not heard that. Where was that reported? Not a challenge, just a simple request.

I posted in the headline that if this soldier had a prior breakdown and was left on active duty, both he and those that left him active are responsible.

I suspect Islam around the world will erupt into violence over this and it will really be open season on our troops everywhere.

dogsoldier on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Just like Ft. Lewis,another work place shooting!

vietvet68 on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Didn’t John Kerry do something like this back in Vietnam? Maybe this guy is future Democrat presidential candidate material. Or maybe he didn’t purposefully kill children like John Kerry did but instead went after jihadis who were using women and children as shields. We’ll have to wait and see.

Buddahpundit on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

What?
The Commander in Chief is punishing some poor soldiers who thought they were just doing their job while at the same time groveling to people who killed US servicemen.
Just what to you think that does to someone already on the verge of snapping anyway?
darwin on March 11, 2012 at 10:44 AM

So our policy should revolve around our soldiers’ ego now? He should not have at least tried to appear to do something about it? And now this unstable soldier cracked and killed more civilians because of that?! Do you realize what logic you are trying to make here? We have hundreds of thousands of soldiers to protect! Policies can’t revolve a few!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Army spokesman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan was unavailable for comment.

BKeyser on March 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

When we get an obsequious apology from Karzai for the cold-blooded assassinations of our officers last month, then I’ll consider a mention of regret.

cane_loader on March 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Around

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on March 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

and now we get to suffer under the insincere lecturing from resident leftists who hate America, the military, and conservatives.

tom daschle concerned on March 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

For this apology obama will have to pull his pants down and bend over!

vietvet68 on March 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Extract them all FIRST !
Then apologize, and deal with the offender HERE !

pambi on March 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I guarantee Hollywood will have Tom Hanks and other a listers in a movie about this in less than a year.

wildcat72 on March 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

This just goes to show that the president should have treated apologies like a precious commodity, to be used sparingly…now he NEEDS to apologize, but, coming so close on the heels of his grovel-festival to that bloodthirsty Karzai, it just makes him look, yet again, like, “the weak horse”…

ellifint on March 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

And you’re just the man to prove it.

MJBrutus on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

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Yes I Can! You are EXHIBIT NUMBER ONE, skid panties!

ExpressoBold on March 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Didn’t John Kerry do something like this back in Vietnam?

Buddahpundit on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

He claimed we were all acting like “Gengis Khan.”

dogsoldier on March 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I posted in the headline that if this soldier had a prior breakdown and was left on active duty, both he and those that left him active are responsible.

dogsoldier on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Thanx. I hadn’t thought about that aspect. Let’s see what gets reported/leaked…

apostic on March 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Watch the difference between the reactions of this and the fort hood shooter. I’ll give you one guess as to whats about to happen.

speekr on March 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

‘This is a deeply regrettable incident,” Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs says on Afghan shooting incident – ‘Face the Nation’

Submitted 11 mins ago
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White House says
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it’s deeply concerned by reports of Afghan shooting incident; monitoring situation closely

Submitted 19 mins ago
http://www.breakingnews.com/
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canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

A terrible thing but probably inevitable with the situation we have placed ourselves in.

jw362 on March 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Thanx. I hadn’t thought about that aspect. Let’s see what gets reported/leaked…

apostic on March 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Welcome. I agree.

dogsoldier on March 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I wonder how far that will get. Obama thinks he’s beyond Congress.

darwin on March 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Just like Ft. Lewis,another work place shooting!

vietvet68 on March 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

.
Ft. Hood

ExpressoBold on March 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Bullying, that’s it, this sergeant must have been bullied. That’s the only reason ppl go on rampages in the US. It never has anything to do with mental stability, bullying has got to be the reason.

angrymike on March 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM

He claimed we were all acting like “Gengis Khan.”

dogsoldier on March 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

What’s wrong with a little cultural diversity.

the_nile on March 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

If, in 1945 while we were an occupying force, a US solider went on a rampage and killed German civilians in cold blood, I’m pretty sure we would have apologized (and something like this may have happened, who knows).

Tom_Shipley on March 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I don’t know how some peeps are finding humor here, or some “they deserved it” mentality. I would be surprised if there isn’t some “retaliation” for this. And I don’t mean firecrackers.

If this is true, this will make the Koran burnings look like an Occupy protest.

Thing is, both incidents are recent, giving more credence to a possible retaliation.

JetBoy on March 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

You have totally lost it! This was not an act of war. This was an individual who broke. It is not US policy to massacre woman and children or any civilians off of a battle field. To compare this sad act of a mad man to the brave deeds of soldiers in battle is depraved. I’m sorry, but America does not stand for murder. To compare a slaughter like this to the legitimate acts necessitated by war is sick, in and of itself.

The man wore the uniform of the USA. Of course we should apologize with the utmost sincerity for his lone, unsanctioned acts.

MJBrutus on March 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Latest as its happening!!

US soldier Afghanistan shooting spree
*************************************

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-soldier-afghanistan-shooting-spree

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Obama apologizes in 5..4..3..2..

Wade on March 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Of course. Any President would. As someone noted earlier this happened on his watch. He owns the good and the bad.

CW on March 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

What would Mittens do? All young men would be serving as missionaries in France…NOT in the U.S. military…THAT is what Mittens would prefer.

Pragmatic on March 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

America was not politically built for 10-year wars, and we should never engage in one again.

cane_loader on March 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

If Obama wants to own the killing of bin laden , he owns this too.
 
the_nile on March 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

 
Ding ding ding!
 
Tell him what he’s won, Johnny!

rogerb on March 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Solve this Barry, by pulling everyone out. Your objective isn’t to win anyway.

darwin on March 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM
I wonder how far that will get. Obama thinks he’s beyond Congress.

darwin on March 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

darwin:I know,the problem is,the MSM is fixated on the GOP Primary,
and you can bet your bippy,that if this was Bush,it would
be a tug of war,on Primary coverage versus Impeachment!!:)

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM

It’s clear that Rush drove him over the edge.

faraway on March 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

This is regrettable -obviously- but until we know definitively why it happened, we should reserve judgement. Maybe these villages were actively assisting enemy operations. Maybe the soldier got separated from his unit and panicked. Maybe he was frustrated with the rules of engagement and snapped. Or, maybe he was unstable and shouldn’t have been in theater. War is hell. Bad things happen.

Without making excuses for him, one thing is absolutely true- he’s no worse than than the hundreds of Islamists who strap on explosives and blow themselves up in a crowded marketplace or polling place every year. You can bet that’ll be lost on lefties as they return to labeling service members “baby killers”. I haven’t checked Twitter yet, but a shiny new nickel says it won’t be hard to find.

BKeyser on March 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

we train men to kill

I’m not surprised when they…kill

this is a tragedy – one deserving of an apology

DHChron on March 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Obama will conclude that this proves we need even more cuts in military spending.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Oh geeze, another apology coming up.

shar61 on March 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

The comments on this thread are disgusting. 15 innocent people got gunned down and it seems like people on here are more concerned about potentially apologizing for it than the fact that 15 civilians were murdered in cold blood for no reason.

kmalkows on March 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

If Obama wants to own the killing of bin laden , he owns this too.

the_nile on March 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

the_nile:Absolutely,well said!!:)

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

PS- The I’s in this speech will mostly be in “isolated incident”.

rogerb on March 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

This is a ‘crime’. That’s it.

faraway on March 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

The comments on this thread are disgusting. 15 innocent people got gunned down and it seems like people on here are more concerned about potentially apologizing for it than the fact that 15 civilians were murdered in cold blood for no reason.

kmalkows on March 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

How many innocents did Nidal Hasan kill? No apologies. How many soldiers were killed over the [I'm convinced it was accidental] burning of a book? No apologies. Weep freely, but don’t expect me to weep with you.

gryphon202 on March 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Terrible.

ted c on March 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

unable to “explain the motivation behind such callous acts”

Let me try. Once again, the US has sent its best to war to be killed and maimed with no intention whatsoever of fighting the war to win.

American and other NATO soldiers have been killed by their Afghan ‘allies’ repeatedly. The head of the Afghan government – a puppet kept in power by NATO – has called for a show trial and execution of those ‘responsible’ for burning Korans, whipping up even more anti-American and anti-NATO sentiment. He has refused to take responsibility for the execution-style shooting of two American officers not only in an Afghan government building, but in a room within that building that had extremely restricted access. And he’s recently said that he welcomes and supports changes that will return Afghanistan to a Taliban-style sharia hellhole.

Americans, Brits, Canadians, Australians, Dutch and other soldiers have died for nothing. Yet again. Because the west has forgotten that the only reason Germany and Japan drastically transformed in the aftermath was that they were defeated – defeated to the point where their only option was total annihilation or unconditional surrender.

If we will not fight wars to win, we shouldn’t play at war with the lives our best.

ProfessorMiao on March 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Sorry, being ‘christian’ doesn’t mean we allow ourselves to be killed without response.

By your standards, it should be OK for afghans to kill US troops for quite some time.

http://cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm

Tom_Shipley on March 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Quick, let’s burn some Korans to distract the Muslims from this.

Also, let’s tell them the killer was actually a Muslim soldier. That way, the Muslims won’t get mad. Muslims are allowed to kill Muslims, no problem.

daryl_herbert on March 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I blame the Obama apology to savages while at the same time demonstrating total apathy toward the murders of our own heroes.

Obama owns this. He owns every single retaliation death.

Socmodfiscon on March 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Much like LBJ, MacNamara, and Westmoreland owned the “Zippo raids” in Vietnam.
At some point, even the most moral among us has had enough and may succumb to our baser instincts. Perhaps, there were other variables in this man’s life that prompted an unprovoked attack – but American soldiers in theater are exposed to the same thing all day, every day from LIPs.
It’s supposed to be “war” … Stuff happens. WHO is the real “victim”?
Time to bug out and allow those Neanderthals to play king of the hill.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on March 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Mjbrutus, obama never asked Karzai to apologize. he made demands at all for judtice.
If your own national command authority will not have your back in a war zone then you can expect soldiers to exact their own.
That isn’t new.
If Obama had said sorry about he korans but you must punish those attacking our troops, I doubt this wouldb have happened.
Give them this guy, but only if they turn over the murders of our troops.

Curmudgeon on March 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

You actually think this is a conspiracy by leftists in the American military?

cjw79 on March 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

By your standards, it should be OK for afghans to kill US troops for quite some time.

http://cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm

Tom_Shipley on March 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Now you’re just being a douchebag. The soldier who committed this heinous act will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the UCMJ. I’m still waiting for the barest of bare-ass apologies over the Theo Van Gogh killing.

gryphon202 on March 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

By your standards, it should be OK for afghans to kill US troops for quite some time.

http://cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm

Tom_Shipley on March 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

It isn’t? Someone needs to tell them.

dogsoldier on March 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

canopfor on March 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on March 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Yawn.. This news is so breaking I covered it yesterday…

NARN, the We’re Not In Kansas Anymore Edition!

We stopped being in Kansas when a congressman can file Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama, and the entire Fifth Column Treasonous Media ignores it.

SWalker on March 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

SWalker on March 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM

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