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Sgt. Nargas, Afghan Policewoman, Kills US Adviser In Kabul


World  (tags: violence, Afghanistan, war, death, middle-east, politics, terrorism, society )

Carrie
- 559 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
An Afghan policewoman walked into a high-security compound in Kabul Monday and killed an American contractor with a single bullet to the chest, the first such shooting by a woman in a spate of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies.



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Elaine B. (24)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 12:10 pm
Why? What did the contractor do to her?
 

Gene Jacobson (241)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:11 pm
I wonder if she does not know that as soon as the last coalition troops have left the Taliban will be taking away that gun and that uniform, putting her back into a burkha and restricting her to her home unless in the company of a male relative. She certainly won't be able to do THIS again, because women in Afghanistan before the war, were forbidden, and will be again, from being in the company of an unrelated male. Even if their purpose was to kill them.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:20 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (377)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:05 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Lynn Squance (224)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 2:41 am
My first reaction sadly, is what interaction did the contractor and the sargeant have beforre the shooting?

The woman would know that if the Taliban were to return, an extreme Islamic code would prevail and any freedom and authority she had would dissapate. It is illogical to think she would endanger that. Having said that, was she raped or violated in some way that puts her life and honour in danger? These are only questions that she can answer, and right now she is not talking.

Another thought, were there others in the compound at the time of the shooting? If so, why did she not attempt to shoot them? There is more here than the standard Afghan military/police killing of western advisers.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:04 am
Thanks.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:51 am
why hype the sex of the trigger puller??? End result is the same. Let's instead pull to get all our folks home now.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:11 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

bob m. (32)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:24 am

I find it interesting that often muslima are totally looked upon as victims... they are sadly in the heavy yoke from bith of islam... a spirit... of antichrist.
indeed I am sadened , outraged at their condition but to be too naieve (eve?) about where they are rooted is a very foolish thing... unless you tactically intend to create division between them......they see and use that as another reason to hate the west.. what a rats nest..........come Lord Jesus.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:22 pm
Turns out she is Iranian.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:24 pm
Sorry to hear of the US Adviser. As for the so-called police women. I hope she gets what's coming to her. Thanks Carrie
 

Gerry W. (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:30 pm
Some races will stay in the dark ages forever. USA or any other country will never change them. Leave them to destroy themselves.
 

Sheri Schongold (9)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 2:22 pm
Why should we be surprised? The Americans are of no use to the people of Afghanistan any more. We have served our purpose. We will find it doesn't matter male/female. A death is a death too many. Bring our people home and let them fight among themselves.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:12 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Maybe we'll find out what led to this.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:43 pm
Thx Carrie. Like Lynn, I too believed from the start that this has a very personal background to it.
2014 better come FAST .
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:06 pm
Lynn, I think many of those people are completely indoctrinated with ideas of Jihad against infidels at any cost. If you have mothers celebrating death of their children if they managed to kill several of "enemy" people, you don't look for any other logic.

Afganistan clan culture is similar to Arab clan culture, and in both of these cultures one joins forces with those clans closer to him and war against those who is more distant. This hate and division is there forever to stay.

 

Esther Z. (101)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:18 pm
Noted.
 

Lynn Squance (224)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:26 pm
Bob, I do believe that many are indoctrinated. It is also the case in the US when you consider middle and working class people who vote Republican/Teabagger totally against their own self interest.

In this case however, there are just so many unanswered questions. Were there others in the compound that she could have killed as well but didn't? She knew the compound, so why did she chose that time? Why a gun and not a bomb as a suicide bomber would do? Questions, questions and more questions. Without doubt this is a tragedy for the contractor's family and my prayers go out to them. But in addition to unanswered questions, there are too many factors that just don't add up.

Until an investigation is completed, and/or she opens up, we just won't know.
 

paul m. (93)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:53 am

Get out of that hole....
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:16 am
Lynn,

People over there will not only tolerate and condone crimes, like honor killings, but often will protect the murderers! Afganistan history shows that the only time the tribes won't fight each other is the time when together they war someone else.

Middle and working class voting for Republican party is not a case of indoctrination. Some people think that they can manage their affairs with lesser role of the government, and some want the government to have a bigger role.

Suicide attackers not always use bomb. The one who recently attacked Israeli mother and kids sleeping at home was armed by a knife only. May be she hoped that she will be able to get out, like that Palestinian did as well.

Turning guns to colleagues and assistants is an ungrateful and shameful thing. But you are right, let's wait until the end of the investigation.
 

janet f. (29)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:28 am
Those people are not worth the American lives we're losing over there.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:34 am
It is always interesting to hear the intentionally ignorant Islamophobes spew crap that fits Repug/Tea Bagged Women as well as it does Muslim women. I do not recall any of this crap being voiced when Coulter et alia began saying women should no longer be allowed to vote, or any of the Repug women elected to office, what few there are, push misogynist legislation against Choice and contraception, or vote against Equal Pay or redefinition of 'rape' or refuse to support the Violence Against Women Act and on and on and on.
Also given the reputation and history of 'private contractors' particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan acting like drunken morons, remember the douche bags that were filmed drinking shots off of each others asses and on and on and on, one has to wonder if it is not more than just probable that the contractor personally did something to the woman that justified the act.
 

kathleen benbow (3)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:49 am
I've read a lot of these comments and also wonder if there is more to this story than is written in the article. If the thought expressed above/below are true, and there was some inappropriate interaction between these two people, then I can certainly understand wanting to take an abusive person out..although my sense of common decency and obeying God's fifth commandment would prevent me from actually doing it.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:41 am
Blaming the victim is the last and, possibly, worst insult to his or her memory.

To what depth will the usual Islamist Apologists go to justify the murder by the Jihadists? "Oh, those contractors!"

Even if some contractors did have a drink, is that a criminal offense? What rights do the Islamist Apologists have to justify a murder by a drink that the person had? They simply don't understand, that humans have freedoms, if they like it, or not. And messing up with other people freedoms, they condemn themselves to slavery.

Blaming opponents for being "racists", "Islamophobes", "imperialists", "colonialists" is simply. Accepting the fact, that some of their own show much deeper and uglier roots of true racism, extremism and hate is much harder.

 

Carrie B. (299)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:46 am
Bob Algeron, I have to agree with your last comment. That doesn't happen often, but this time I do agree that blaming the victim is quite unacceptable. It is long past time for us to leave Afghanistan.
 

Syd Henley (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:22 am
It is so very simple to stop these "Green on Blue" murders. Move ALL the NATO troops out of Afghanistan and get them back where they belong, and that is in their own countries.
All they are doing in Afghanistan, is supporting the NEW WORLD ORDERs Bankers so they can make huge profits out of the Trans-Afghan gas pipe line.
The British and American and other NATO soldiers are not willingly giving their lives to help the Afghan people have a better life. They are being forced to give their lives to help the people who are trying to turn the whole world into a SLAVE CAMP for their own benefit.
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 6:22 am
Leave Afghanistan, go home and let them fight it out between themselves. They are not worth it nor are any other Muslim countries. They flood our shores begging for asylum, their next step is to demand sharia law and to take over. We should send them all back to their country of origin, that is where they belong. I am not a racist, but they are racists. They hate us and they hate each other, I guess this is our draw card and Israel has benefited from that as well. I hope Israel will remain the guardian of the holy land and preserve the birth place of several modern religions, I might add: including Islam. Under Islam rule every non Islam place would be levelled. This is exactly what the Taliban did in Afghanistan, and Buddhism is a very peaceful religion. With Israel as the custodian of the holy land I would feel much more comfortable for all religions involved. As for me, I am not Jewish, but I do feel for your fight for survival in Israel, and wish you well.
 

bob m. (32)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 8:09 am
@Lynn...Have you noticed the behaviour police in tehran..Female. The marching divisions of female special forces in Tehran and throughout the islamic world.. they are sworn by belief and blood to the coming Mahdi.. .. not many?... Not a bomb laden baby chance... a few have found escape in Truth.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:25 am
Carrie, thank you! Not only that, but Islamist apologists really justifying the murder of the person because he had a drink. What they do not want to get, that this "sin" is between the sinner and the God, and has nothing to do with the Islamist apologists! This is why they declare democracy un-Islamic.

I don't have an opinion on leaving Afganistan. It is a disgrace, that our buys pay their lives for trying to get this nation out of its misery, and yet some of those miserable bite the feeding hand. Leaving Afganistan will bring back the Islamization of the worst kind, with amputations on stadiums, raping under-aged girls under pretense of marriages and horrible abuses of women.

May be deployment to Afganistan should be on a volunteer basis, so at least the soldiers themselves decide do they want to risk their lives for those people.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:28 am
Klaus, I 100% agree with you.

Islamic countries cannot be trusted with preservation of the world culture. From Afganistan to Timbuktu to India to Jerusalem, Islamist extremists are known to destroy holy sites of other religions.
 

Debra C. (1)
Monday December 31, 2012, 9:58 am
I see too many veterans coming back with ruined lives, physically and mentally, every day (I work at a Vetertans hospital). Enough is enough. That is a corrupt country (taking OUR tax dollars to run drugs and guns and to pay off other Afgan politicians). I'm tired of seeing our people dying for people who don't give a damn about their own country but want us to die for it. No more! It's well past the time to bring ALL our people home.
 

bob m. (32)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:41 am


I see the "Gov't. of Afghanislam literally falling all over themselves in the lineups for personal lube ...in the face of their "god"...and its' character champions ..the taliban..................................God.. help them.
 

kathleen benbow (3)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:54 pm
OK, apparently madness has swept the whole world up in its ugly arms. We have children being murdered on our city streets, the military offers them the promise of a college education if they sign up, and they wind up murdered or otherwise killed in action elsewhere-sometimes under the guise of peacekeeping. I know our President is trying to bring our troops home to pull out of a war entered into by a previous adminstration, but it breaks my heart every time I learn of another death. Each death is one too many. The assault weapons need to not only come out of the hands of the drug dealers, but also our children need to be brought home and let these warring countries deal with each other wothout our unwelcomed presence.
 
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