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MASS MURDER: Why Are We Over There? U.S. Army Sergeant Opens Fire On Sixteen Afghan Civilians As They Sleep. WTF!

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.

The slayings, one of the worst atrocities committed by U.S. forces during the Afghan war, came amid deepening public outrage spurred by last month’s Quran burnings and an earlier video purportedly showing U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban militants.

More on the mass murders here...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/gunmen-atta...

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And the f@#$Ing Fed Reserve owned corporatist fascist mass media is worried about US-Afgan relations; and not the families or the victims of the criminal they sent in to protect their globalist kings' assets.

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...more importantly & NEWSWORTHY...

...Obama, the one who campaigned on ending the wars in 2008, will release his NCAA basketball tourney bracket picks today in a media circus...

...how Presidential, during the dawn of this abomination, the ONLY fruit a war like this can produce for us and the Afghans...

Spreading American exceptionalism

at a muzzle velocity of 1400 feet per second.

What this staff sergeant did is the exact same thing the Executive Branch wants to be able to do to any American citizen it deems to be an enemy combatant.

I can't wait till this

I can't wait till this soldier comes home and puts on a badge so he can continue his no-knock door to door killing spree. So be careful out there because if you have some pot in your house you(or your family) might just meet the business end of this soldiers rifle.

and . . .

the widow of an American soldier in WWII . . .

who drank himself into an early grave . . .

told me how, in his worst moments, he related to her how it felt to kill an entire family, simply because they lived where they lived. They had been 'guilty' of nothing other than being there. A family, with children.

WWII--

And his officers told him to do it, but he paid the price with drunkenness and torment.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Afghans are no better as they kill their own...

So yes it is time to get out of there. as both sides are resorting to atrocities.

jj

Don't use Propaganda about Afghans to justify US murderers.

Don't play that game. "They kill their own, so it's OK that we do crap like this".

Its not ok.

Stop feeding the propaganda machine. Turn off your TV.

Why are you rewording my comment?

Obviously i did not write that it is 'ok' to kill them because 'we do crap like this'. i didn't say atrocities on any side are justified, and you know that. in fact, i explictly said that both sides kill and that neither side is justified for the atrocities. in fairness, both sides should be called out on atrocities as there is no justifiable reason for any killing, including when Afghans do the killing.

jj

You are right though.

You didn't say that, and I shouldn't have put words in your mouth. I just see several comments on here making excuses, and I find it unacceptable.

Stop feeding the propaganda machine. Turn off your TV.

"Afghans are no better

"Afghans are no better because they kill their own" reads as pretty defensive to me. Also, we've been told time and time again that people in the middle east do nothing but slaughter each other. A lot of this is total propaganda used by the media to justify us invading their countries and mindlessly killing civilians. There is civil war going on over there, so of course there will be people killing eachother in their country. We shouldn't even be in Afghanistan, and when our soldiers get bored, or "Crack" because of "PTSD" and murder whole families of people, rape teenagers, desecrate corpses, and create hatred by burning sacred doctrines of their society, I think we're just a TINY bit more atrocious in our actions.

Just a little.

Stop feeding the propaganda machine. Turn off your TV.

No taking sides.

I'd rather not go into which side is better as some of the actions of both are not justified and it would just be a lose lose situation - and that type of position of neutrality is not propaganda or defensive.

jj

Well what I was saying was...

The statement that Afghans kill their own is propaganda. So you saying that they kill their own, which I don't think they do, I think it is media spin to make ignorant American support war, makes me think you're spreading propaganda. If you think your position is neutral that is fine, but I would look further than the daily news to find out if what you assume is going on over there actually is. The US is propping up an Afghan army fighting for US objectives, so naturally you'll have civil war, where the people are fighting their own army to take back their country. That's not going door to door and killing women and children at random, no matter how you slice it.

Stop feeding the propaganda machine. Turn off your TV.

Not propaganda.

Just fact that afghan suicide bombers and those infuriated with korans burnings have killed their own people - no twists or distortions. It happens on almost a daily basis. Of course, other countries also kill their own - and stating that fact is not propaganda either.

I don't doubt us is proping up the afghan army and hence there is blowback for americans, but that doesn't mean you can't speak truth about the other side as well. fact is that 2 us soldiers did indeed burn a koran and it is also fact that afghans than ended up killing other afghans in their anger or some say political agenda by using koran burning as a tool.

jj

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What has that reporter been watching...

To be able to say with a straight face that THIS is one of the worst atrocities committed by our troops?

It is an atrocity, and it is horrible, and it is also standard operating procedure for the troops. It is not an isolated incident, nor is it the worst thing our troops and drones have done.

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http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

No reset video button when

that trigger is pulled...real life, real people, real death.

It wasn't a month ago the Afghan people were protesting in their streets to rid their country of the US occupation.

But they hate us for our freedoms...what a nightmare.

A decade on, Afghans protest US 'occupation'
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44797534/ns/world_news-south_and...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I've been trying to get that

... message across to so many people.
People lives are not numbers, "15 people dead/killed" "Thousands troops died" "Hundreds houses bombed" "millions dead" They are not numbers, they are lives, actual lives like you and I, they bled red blood just like you and I, threatened and scared just like you and I.

I wish sheeples will wake up soon, Americans are not "specials" we're humans and they're humans, under our skin, we're the same, so stop killing our fellow mens and womens!

Golden Rule: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."~Mahatma Gandhi
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We are over there

to spread freedom and democracy silly! We also liberate millions of people around the world....mostly by killing them. I think it's called tough love.

We're there to enable them to have honest elections

We'll show them the way

Laurelai

Politics aside...

...the real tragedy that will come of this are the greater threat to the troops stationed there. I really hope the backlash will be limited, of course that's not likely, and I really hope Dr. Paul will be elected.

I can't blame the afghan people to be upset about this.

Hollywood libs

enjoy making movies about how our army 100-140 years ago on many occasions massacred Indian civilians, in order to remind young Americans to hate their country as much as they were trained to do back in the sixties and seventies. But, the truth is that it doesn't matter what century it is, human nature remains the same. In any military occupation, officers and soldiers alike will snap and kill civilians out of rage, revenge, or a host of reasons. This is why occupation and opposition to self-determination is dangerous not only to the occupied peoples, but to the occupying nation as well.

No one was taught to hate our country

The 60s anti-war movement had to do with anti-establishmentarianism, anti-authoritarianism, a great education system output (at the time), dislike of an inept leader (LBJ, later Nixon), and lies over the Vietnam war. These prevailing attitudes coalesced into the anti-war movement.

Hollywood had nothing to do with the 60s anti-war movement. Who told you that?

Also, questioning your country is not hating your country. Most of us here at the Daily Paul question the government and want to elect a leader who will limit government. That does not mean we hate the country.

We love the Constitution, NOT the government!

I didn't say anything about

the anti-war movement. I was talking about the anti-America sentiment that built up in American academia during the sixties and seventies.

American's will conveniently

American's will conveniently forget this incident when the next 9/11 happens. We will fly flags in front of our homes, slap yellow ribbons on our SUV's, POWMIA flags on our Harley's and say they hate us for our freedom.

The cycle of violence must end. Pull out of Afghanistan and the entire middle east. I just read that the Afghan government wants an open trial in Afghan court, I say accommodate them if thats what it takes to keep the peace. Not going to happen though, some American judge will rule that he is unfit for trial, or he will be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

This country needs a leader like Ron Paul, its sad how few realize it.

And, *every time *, they will still hypocritically

remove our freedoms at as close to the speed of light as they possibly can, thus promptly removing any semblance of reason or moral high ground that they might have.

Thankfully, freedom is a plant of rapid growth, once it takes hold.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

What was put in motion

on 9/11 is still chugging along.

All in the name of safety...anything goes.

What a day of infamy.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Yes, and a bump for your tag line, too

can you give me the Chapter and page on this one? My husband doesn't think this is exactly the quote...

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I think it will be a long

I think it will be a long time before our leaders can whip up the jingoistic frenzy like they did after 9-11. If we go to war against Iran, there will be a lot of opposition from the outset IMHO.

Unless the Taliban follows

Unless the Taliban follows through on their threat to avenge this massacre. The CIA will likely find a way to link this back to Iran, and Americans will begin beating the war drums just like they did in 2003.

We don't disagree on

We don't disagree on that....I just think that there will be much more opposition this time. It will take another decade before they can whip everyone up into the same frenzy.

So sad

some people are hard wired like that. In all of the people we've sent over there, odds are there is a Dahmer and a few Ted Bundys in the mix. Who knows if this act would have happened stateside with this guy, or if it was solely his own brand of PTSD. There are plenty of perfectly valid reasons to argue that we should not be there and we should definitely bring our men & women home, Im just not so certain I'm ready to say "because war turns otherwise normal people into mass murderers." I worry that grandstanding this particular case risks us taking our eye off the Constitutional reasons we shouldn't be there.

If someone opened fire on

If someone opened fire on this many people in the US, it would be breaking news, our flags would be lowered to half mast, and everyone would be outraged. Why is it that people are not looking at this situation as such a tragedy?? This really shows most poeple could care less about what happens in regards to US troops occupying the Middle East. Bring our god damn troops home now and put an end to this nonsense.