US Soldier Kills Afghan Civillians

#2
A change is as good as a rest, they say.


Edited to add: So the afghastlies reacted to a nutter shooting some afghastlies, by killing more afghastlies.

"US officials apologised, but the incident sparked a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops."

Ghastly really.
 
#4
A change is as good as a rest, they say.


Edited to add: So the afghastlies reacted to a nutter shooting some afghastlies, by killing more afghastlies.

"US officials apologised, but the incident sparked a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops."

Ghastly really.
I think that quote was referring to the Quran incident still. But im sure there will be loads more after this unfortunately.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#6
USAF not flying that day?
Sad that cuts means they have to sub the work out.


It seems really easy just to book yourself out and wander off - don't they have tight controls it's only a few months since we lost a young soldier in similler circumstances.
 
#7
I think that quote was referring to the Quran incident still. But im sure there will be loads more after this unfortunately.
You may be right, my post was after a hurried read in between rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and sipping scalding hot coffee this morning after a night on the London Pride.

Thinking about it, my main reaction to the OP's news link is one of fatigue.
 
#10
Well the number of times ANA people have killed ISAF personnel and the recent incident what goes around comes around .
I think that had the guy shot and killed ANA I would have agreed. For you to suggest that killing women and children is retribution for those rogue elements of ANA that have done for coalition troops smacks of My Lai. All Vietnamese are Vietcong and deserve to die eh?
 
#11
Well the number of times ANA people have killed ISAF personnel and the recent incident what goes around comes around .
He does not seem to have been very selective, just walked off base and let rip, nervous breakdown they say, poor bugger, might be those long Septic tours.

Not a diagnosis you hear when a ANA guy goes postal but unfortunately the effect will be much the same, more dead USAF folk. Kandahar Terry will be delighted, obviously not as useful as staging a Quran barbecue but a little sweetener for them.
 
#13
I vaguely remember something similar happened in NI 79. As I recall he was shot by his pl sgt before he could do any more damage.
Are the yanks just allowed to wander off base?
 
#14
It would be a mistake to think that "wandering off base" could only happen with our allies. Another point is that we know nothing at this stage about how long this US soldier had been in theatre, so it is a bit premature to discuss 12 month tours on the basis of this incident.
 
#16
I vaguely remember something similar happened in NI 79. As I recall he was shot by his pl sgt before he could do any more damage.
Are the yanks just allowed to wander off base?

Blues and Royal Bod I think? Fella in my Pl was in IJLB with him. IIRC he Lost in while sanger banging and cabbied off a few rounds.



**Eddie Maggs IIRC

and another, according to this unbiased report......

AN PHOBLACHT/REPUBLICAN NEWS
 
#17
US Soldier Kills Afghan Civilians: .... Let's face it, It's falling apart at political level, and now on the ground.

This war will go down in history as a **** up from start to finish.

But no doubt the politicians will have their pathetic excuses for justification at the ready.
 
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trowel

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#18
US Soldier Kills Afghan Civilians: .... Let's face it, It's falling apart at political level, and now on the ground.

This war will go down in history as a **** up from start to finish.

But no doubt the politicians will have their pathetic excuses for justification at the ready.
When was the last time there was a war which wasn`t a complete "**** up"?
 
#20
At the end of the BBC report:

"Are you in Kandahar province? Have you been affected by this story? Send us your comments using the form below."

Surprisingly nobody has sent them anything.
 

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