Seven troops killed in Afghanistan

| May 4, 2013

ROS sends us links to the sad news that seven troops were killed in Afghanistan today. Five were reportedly killed in an IED attack and two others were killed in a green-on-blue attack, but NATO hasn’t told us from which country were the two killed in the insider attack. CBS NEWS, however confirms that they are Americans.

From the MSN link;

“Two International Security Assistance Force service members were killed when an Afghan National Army soldier turned his weapon against ISAF service members in western Afghanistan today,” ISAF said in a statement.

In line with coalition policy, it did not disclose the nationalities of those who died.

Since when has there been a policy of not disclosing nationalities of casualties? Since the policies of the command there have come under scrutiny? From the CBS link;

Col. Thomas Collins, a U.S. military spokesman, confirmed to CBS News that the two soldiers killed in insider attack were Americans. In a statement, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile in another link from ROS, the Taliban’s chief spokesman, Hamid Karzai has called for the Taliban to attack Pakistan;

“Instead of destroying their own country, they should turn their weapons against places where plots are made against Afghan prosperity,” Karzai told reporters in the capital, Kabul, saying this was “a reminder for the Taliban”.

“They should stand with this young man who was martyred and defend their soil,” he said, referring to a border policeman who was killed in the Wednesday night clash on eastern Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded.

Hundreds of men took to the streets of the eastern Afghan town of Asadabad on Saturday, near where the clash took place, to protest against both Pakistan and the United States.

A day earlier, thousands of men in Kabul rallied in support of the Afghan security forces.

I guess Hamid Karzai is the Joe Bite Me of Middle East politics, while Joe Bite Me isn’t actually in the Middle East. Next, Karzai will tell all Afghans to go out on their balconies and fire their weapons in the air to scare off the Taliban.

Category: Terror War

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  1. There was a scene in the old Jeff Foxworthy show where he and a friend were in a Veternarian waiting room. There were two Ladies their with pets in animal carriers. One had a squirrel one had a Chihuahua. Jeff told them I’ll give you each five dollars if you put them in the same cage and let them fight to the death.
    That’s what we should let happen with the Pakis and Afghans. Pull our guys out and let them go at it.


  2. 1AirCav69 says:

    No 1,000 moslems are worth any American man or woman. Let them kill each other. 70,000+ Syrians and counting. Time for them all to come home from ANY moslem nation. Let them live in the 7th Century. Enough!

  3. ROS says:

    The Stripes link confirmed from an anonymous US official that the two G-o-B kiilled were also Americans. 🙁

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Can we just get our people out? Please? Before Pakistan decides to launch a nuke against Afghanistan, just to show ’em?