Friday, July 17, 2009

Afghanistan Villages Threatened By US Military Over Kidnapped Soldier

By Huffington Post

In the aftermath of a US soldier's abduction by Afghan Taliban forces, the US military is disbursing leaflets in two towns near particularly dangerous areas, which threaten villagers with the prospect of being "targeted" or "hunted" if they do not return the soldier safe and sound. Continue


And some comments:

Winning hearts and minds.

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All of this is bad whether done by Bush or Obama, but hell, it is the American way, so in some way it must be good, mustn't it?

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Kia ora

"The leaflet has a picture of a languid looking US soldier hanging his head on one side, and reads "If you do not free the American soldier, then..."; when the card is flipped over, there is a picture of soldiers breaking down the door of small stone hut and a caption that reads, "...then you will be targeted."

I seem to recall that similar actions were taken by Nazi Germany, their Military faced the Hangman at the War Crimes Tribunal. Where are the Gallows for this lot???

Arohanui
Shalom
Bill NZ

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I wonder will this US captive be water boarded, or sodomised, or tortured to death? No, surely not? The Afghans can't be that perverted and decadent surely?

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Doesn't seem that we are much different than the Nazis. We don't belong in Afghanistan. The people don't want us there and sooner or later we'll be driven out just as were the Brits and the Soviets. The question is just how much blood will be shed and how much of our almost non-existent national treasure will be squandered on this mad and criminal adventure.

This is now Obama's war and he has the power to continue or end it. Sadly, he will continue.

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A "kidnapped" soldier?! Would that be anything like a captured enemy combattant?

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Afghanistan: Marines' Mission Doomed to Failure

By Sonali Kolhatkar

After the Iraq debacle, are Americans ready for yet another unpopular occupation, protracted war and thousands of U.S. casualties? Continue


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