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Rolling Stone: The A-Team Killings

Last spring, the remains of 10 missing Afghan villagers were dug up outside a U.S. Special Forces base – was it a war crime or just another episode in a very dirty war?

November 6, 2013

In the fall of 2012, a team of American Special Forces arrived in Nerkh, a district of Wardak province, Afghanistan, which lies just west of Kabul and straddles a vital highway. The members installed themselves in the spacious quarters of Combat Outpost Nerkh, which overlooked the farming valley and had been vacated by more than 100 soldiers belonging to the regular infantry. They were U.S. Army Green Berets, trained to wage unconventional warfare, and their arrival was typical of what was happening all over Afghanistan; the big Army units, installed during the surge, were leaving, and in their place came small groups of quiet, bearded Americans, the elite operators who would stay behind to hunt the enemy and stiffen the resolve of government forces long after America’s 13-year war in Afghanistan officially comes to an end.

But six months after its arrival, the team would be forced out of Nerkh by the Afghan government, amid allegations of torture and murder against the local populace. If true, these accusations would amount to some of the gravest war crimes perpetrated by American forces since 2001. By February 2013, the locals claimed 10 civilians had been taken by U.S. Special Forces and had subsequently disappeared, while another eight had been killed by the team during their operations.

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The enemy?

Ha ha, "stay behind to hunt the enemy"... the enemies are the bankers and the power elite pulling the strings... there are no "enemy" in Afghanistan... if you had special forces from another country in your backyard what would you do to them? If you defend your property, then you are an enemy? http://youtu.be/5hfEBupAeo4

The US is admittedly funding Al CIAda. Who was really behind 9/11? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWLis-TVB2w&list=UU7TvL4GlQy...

I'm truly starting to think

I'm truly starting to think American mindset with the military and their masters are as unhinged as Oprah with their power.

At least Oprah finally wised

At least Oprah finally wised up and realized the Obamas were using her to shill for Obamacare.

WTF? Oprah

Did you mean Osama or Obama or somebody else's name starting with "O" ?

Oprah Obama

Tomato Potato


You trivialize death. Has Oprah ever killed anyone?

I truly believe that the American mindset is so childish it must trivialize everything and reduce it to entertainment.

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