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    The more revelations there are about this the worse it gets. Even though it was already horrendous. Usual damning statement from Karzai, the next few weeks are going to be punchy because of these actions. Here's. Breakdown that goes beyond the shooter.

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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial][/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=arial]An Afghan minister earlier told ******* that a lone U.S. soldier had killed up to 16 people when he burst into homes in villages near his base in the middle of the night.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=arial]Panjwayi district is about 35 km (22 miles) west of the provincial capital Kandahar city. The district is considered the spiritual home of the Taliban and is believed to be a hive of insurgent activity.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=arial][/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=arial]Haji Samad said 11 of his relatives were killed in one house, including his children. Pictures showed blood-splattered walls where the children were killed.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=arial][/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=arial]"They (Americans) poured chemicals over their dead bodies and burned them," a weeping Samad told ******* at the scene.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=arial][/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=arial]"I saw that all 11 of my relatives were killed, including my children and grandchildren," said Samad, who had left the home a day earlier.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=arial][/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=arial]Neighbors said they awoke to crackling gunfire from American soldiers, whom they described as laughing and drunk.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=arial][/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=arial]"They were all drunk and shooting all over the place," said neighbor Agha Lala, who visited one of the homes where the incident took place. "Their bodies were riddled with bullets."[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Rest in peace civilians.

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    RIP to the civilians.

    We have guys over there on their 4th, or maybe even their 5th (?) tour of duty. It's way too much stress and strain. When it was announced that OBL was put down , it was the perfect time to pack up and leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HGRazorR View Post
    It's so senseless, I find myself trying to understand why he would do this?
    One certainly gets the impression that a lot of western troops hate and despise most Afghans or even Afghans in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mas-36 View Post
    RIP to the civilians.

    We have guys over there on their 4th, or maybe even their 5th (?) tour of duty. It's way too much stress and strain. When it was announced that OBL was put down , it was the perfect time to pack up and leave.
    Yep.

    I know there are a thousand reasons why we can't and aren't, but the gut feeling says it really was the perfect moment. Things have gone downhill since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timetraveller View Post
    Michael Yon says on his FB that the only US base within the vicinty of the vill is a SF FOB ,, ..

    Can anyone confirm that or is his talking a good jackanory !!


    No matter what has happend when has Karzai ever publicy apologised for the actions of the ANA and the police for what they have done ??
    Also on a German site (Spiegel) they said he was from a "special unit". It's all rumors and hearsay at this point though.

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    Pretty tough for an average troop to walk out of one of the major FOBs (Z-bad, Sper...ect). Too many dudes on gate duty.

    ......Oh....almost forgot. Go **** yourself Panjawai.......Hate that ****ing area with a passion.

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    Damn, terrible news. That's gonna have an ugly aftermath.

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    This is going to get really, really ugly. RIP to the innocent civilians. For our men and women serving over there, please stay vigilant in the aftermath of this tragedy.

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    Aren't we supposed to be the good guys?

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    We are the good guys......Somebody just found his limit and sadly it has cost the people in that village (and through reprocussions maybe other deployed troops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timetraveller View Post
    Michael Yon says on his FB that the only US base within the vicinty of the vill is a SF FOB ,, ..

    Can anyone confirm that or is his talking a good jackanory !!


    No matter what has happend when has Karzai ever publicy apologised for the actions of the ANA and the police for what they have done ??
    Ain't that a nice surprise.. Michael Yon says it's a SF FOB..

    Given his well-known "crusade" against the American SF community since the day he got kicked out of a SF compound (and his online accusations against a Quiet Professional), it's just incredible sick that Yon exploits this incident for his very own personal gain. His Facebook entries are already pointing fingers. Guy is a Class A dumbass.

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    Thinking about it, this incident could turn out to have a worse effect on allied efforts than anything the Taliban have ever done.

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    If this was WWII and the culprit was German, that individual would have found himself accused of War Crimes, in front of a tribunal and shot in no time flat.

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