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NATO: US Troops Shot Civilian Protesters in Afghanistan’s Garmsir District

Shootings Came at Protest Against Shooting of Civilians the Day Before

In the second NATO shooting incident in a little over 24 hours in the Garmsir District of Afghanistan’s restive Helmand Province, US troops opened fire on a crowd of civilian protesters on Wednesday, wounding five.

NATO explained that US Marines went out to direct an anti-NATO protest in Garmsir and when the “civilians in the crowd disregarded instructions,” the troops opened fire on the crowd. US Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale shrugged off the civilian casualties, insisting “things like this happen.”

Ironically the civilians at the Wednesday rally, estimated at between 200 and 400 strong by the NATO forces, were protesting against a Tuesday incident, in which NATO forces opened fire on civilians at a Tuesday protest, killing 13 people and wounding several others.

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/01/15/nato-us-troops-shot-civil...

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Ahh, just wonderful...

Our US government continues winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. :(

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

How does Afghanistan's land size compare

to states in the US?

Afghanistan is 647,500 square kilometers. The State of Texas in the United States is larger than Afghanistan by 48,700 square kilometers or 696,200 square kilometers.

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”