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US Air Strikes Kill 11 Children in Afghan Border Village

US warplanes pounded the village of Shigal in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan today, destroying several houses in the course of a “support” operation that NATO officials bragged led to the deaths of two “senior Taliban leaders.” The village was just miles from the Pakistan border.

Provincial officials checked the houses, however, and found a grim consequence of the bombing campaign: a large number of women and children within were killed and injured beneath the rubble of their homes. 11 children in all were reported killed, and one woman. Several other women were badly wounded.

The official narrative surrounding the story is still nebulous, because while NATO insists that no NATO ground troops were involved in the raids, they also claimed it was NATO troops that had called in the strikes after “coming under attack.” A Kunar MP suggested there were no ground troops at all in the area, and that it was considered a “Taliban stronghold” which is why the attacks occurred.

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/04/07/us-airstrikes-kills-11-ch...




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Brief history on Shigal. The

Brief history on Shigal. The Russian Army was defeated here in two battles. All the mountains are still laced with millions of Soviet landmines and Soviet tanks still scatter the landscape... and it is claimed to be the area that Alexander the Great contracted malaria and his army was stopped. The terrain is grueling as the people.The people here are very sympathetic to the Taliban, and very bitter towards the corrupt US backed Afghan regime.

I worked Shigal District and the village of Shigal in 2010

June 2010 I was present when a suicide bomber killed two Americans and 12 kids near the village. This story breaks my heart, because that was my district. Feels like all the work we did was for nothing at all. Damn war! Damnit! It never ends!

Good -well not really good - but it does help my cause

See, I stopped trying to talk to people with logic and the golden rule logic. Now I am just a complete dick head when I talk to people about Sandy Hook and our killing of kids overseas.

I just go WAY over the top. I tell them point blank how I could care less about the little brown children getting killed - that it is only the white ones I care about - I mean as long as they have good Anglo names. Really, who cares about some funny smelling kid with some funny sounding name. And on and on I go.

Of course, I don't really think that way - but it puts people in such a quandry. Some, who know me better, know they are being setup. The other un-supecting fools just fall for it. They then go on and on about what kind of a person says such things -and of course I just keep fanning the flames and back and forth.
Just come off as a stupid redneck and they go on and on trying to show their superiority.
And then you punch them in the gut - you let them know is no uncertain terms that those children were killed by THEM. That missle was bought and paid for by US tax dollars - their tax dollars - those missles were shot from planes with a big old American flag on them. It was THEIR representative that allowed the strike to happen. In short - those kids were killed by those you idolize every day when you support the troops and wave your Amercian flag - so while you may not have pulled the trigger - you are an accessory. Plain and simple.
Of course they then call you names and claim you don't understand - of which I always reply -so what branch did you server in - which 90% of the time is NONE. I then mention that I did my part - I served in the Marine Corp(not oversees - don't want to embelish like our dear senator Blumenthal) - I know exactly what I am talking about.

Then I explain the rules VERY clearly - their dear leader Obama DOES have one authority which needs no congressional approval and is WELL within the Constitution - and that is the power to command the military - with one quick action he could remove ALL the troops.
Then they say - well we are getting terroists - and I say -fine - just admit YOUR safety from terroists is MORE important than those 11 kids lives. Just admit that you are such a coward that you would hide behind those kids lives - as long as they are not white kids I guess.
That is usually were the conversation ends, but the point is made.

You see - dont bother with logic -or rather - adult logic - use second grade logic - if a=b and b=c then a=c.
If you are an American and American planes kill kids, then you kill kids.
Not complicated.

best comment of day

best comment of the day ........... I say the same thing to people ... not in quite such a dick-headish way, but enough for them to see the fallacy in their logic and to understand they're hiding behind the deaths of INNOCENT children so they can feel safe. And as long as they're "brown" it's OK right???

Not.

Every time I hear

about these murderous attacks I remember the booing of the Golden Rule Foreign Policy Ron Paul advocated at the SC debate. Anger and shame.

IF anything like this happened here - how the masses would roar.

There are consequences to such actions...

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

we should ban air strikes.....

just look what happens when you give the government military employees weapons of mass destruction!

You know, we can't be trusted with pea shooters, so they can't be trusted with fighter jets with missiles!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

my local news

tonite,,, talked about a 26 yearold female diplomat from pa or nj who got killed

tragic and her family will forever be ruined,,,,,
but 11 children don't even get a mention

and yet 26 american children and 4 months later is still top news story everyday

i'm not arguing sandy hook wasn't tragic,,, the diplomat tragic,,,,, but children are children and they all have parents and family and those afghan kids should count too

ridiculously tragic

i think to myself,,,, imagine if my nephew was killed by a bomb dropped from the sky by say china or mongolia

you can bet i would be seeking revenge and go commando----- at the least be soured forever on that country

i would tell all the people i know of that horrible china,,,,, those heartless, cruel, money grubbing communists,,, and many would agree and hate china,,,, mass amounts of people hating them

now--- tell me there aren't those same feelings in afghanistan

and don't they have huge families,,, many kids and therefore cousins and so on

so how many new terrorists did we just create,,,,, and i couldn't blame em

one man's terrorist is anothers freedom fighter

this is what our tax dollars

this is what our tax dollars are being used for

EXACTLY!!!!

Exactly...

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

This will never make it to mainstream news TV

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God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster

But....

As someone I know who just signed up for the Navy said, "We aren't in any wars anyway."

This is indeed tragic and a glaring example of what is wrong with "UN Peacekeeping," but we all know that around here.