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22 Afghan Civilians Killed in US-Led Op-Including Women and Children

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, USA, terrorism, troops, military, crime, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 3436 days ago -
Afghan authorities say a US-led operation has killed at least 22 civilians, while the coalition forces say they targeted militants. Local legislators said the Friday night raid in eastern Afghanistan had killed civilians including women an

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Ryan S (32)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 4:10 pm

. (0)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 4:31 pm
Suicide car bomber in Kabul kills 4 civilians, wounds 19 (along with killing 1 U.S. soldier and wounding 6 more). January 18, 2009.

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians in the town of Zaranj. January 9, 2009 Several days earlier, suicide car bomber killed 2 civilians, wounded 21 others in Kandahar (along with killing 2 U.S. soldiers.)


Elderberry T (201)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 4:38 pm
Two wrongs make a right do they?? Whose country was it before the USA Govt.Imperialists interfered!!

. (0)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 4:52 pm
Whose country was it? It belonged to the monsters of the Taliban who, in addition to terrorizing and murdering their own people, were aiding and hiding the terrorists who attacked the U.S. Which is why we invaded, of course.

Kit B (276)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 5:59 pm
It is an unfortunate reality of war that civilians will die, usually in much larger numbers then soldiers. The world is full of ugly Geo-political wars, and that is another reality we may not like but is nonetheless true. Afghanistan is a remarkably lawless country and because of it's geography, a great hiding place for terrorists. Because of the constantly changing face and goals of the newest groups of terrorists, they are very difficult to rout, and we probably will not be successful, that doesn't mean our government will not try. Obama has stated repeatedly that he is committed to this engagement of our military, in an attempt to protect us from terrorism, and for the benefit of the Afghanistan people. Personally, I don't see either goal as realistic, but unless he hears very LOUDLY from the people that we want out of Afghanistan then it will not happen, till we have no choice but to leave, with dead soldiers and dead civilians, left in the wake. We were on the road to some very real success there before Bush changed course and took us to Iraq. In the intervening years the Taliban has grown in size and sophistication, as have all the terror organizations.

Whether or not two wrongs make a right or any other of the morality cues are applicable to war should by now be mute. Moral analogies work well in a civilized environment but never have in war. Each generation asks the same questions and finds that though they may make some noise the policies seem to continue forward.

Elderberry T (201)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 7:26 pm
You obviously know nothing about ancient civilisations, thousands of years of history. It was a beautiful place. Now destroyed like Iraq. America got involved to take revenge on the Russians for their own defeat in Vietnam. The Russians were only helping the socialist regime in Afghanistan that was ruling at that time. These terms like terrorist, rogue states, axis of evil and democracy are bandied about by those who really either have no understanding or are out for mischief.

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday January 31, 2009, 5:24 pm
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