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Rogue US troop murders 'unforgiveable'

2012-03-11 17:28

Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday condemned as "unforgivable" the slaughter of 16 villagers in their homes by a rogue American soldier.

"When Afghan people are killed deliberately by US forces this action is murder and terror and an unforgivable action," Karzai said in statement.

An American soldier entered the homes of civilians in the southern Kandahar province and killed 16 people, including nine children and three women, the statement said.

"The government and the people of Afghanistan demand an explanation from the United States government of this incident," Karzai said.

Washington offered condolences to the families of the victims.

"The United States extends deepest condolences to the families of today's tragic shooting and we're saddened by this violent act against our Afghan friends," a state department spokesperson said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families."

The incident occurred early on Sunday when a US soldier walked out of his base in Kandahar and began shooting villagers in their homes, Western and Afghan sources said.

The rampage was the latest in a series of incidents that have badly frayed US-Afghan relations, complicating negotiations on a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries for when US combat operations end in 2014.

Comments
  • Fred - 2012-03-11 18:02

    Horrifying beyond words. But Mr Karzai, everything is forgivable.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 18:47

      Then forgive the Palestinians for wanting to go home and let them into Israel.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 19:03

      What does that have to do with anything?

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 19:07

      You said everything is forgivable... I'm just putting it out there. It would end the trouble, and you said, everything is forgivable.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 22:30

      This is an article on Afghanistan and shocking loss of human life there. But then you believe central banks are owned and controlled by private banks. You also believe the Rothschilds are the cause of all evil in our world. Beyond strange and uninformed. Nonetheless ... "It would end the trouble". This is about as simple an analysis as there can be. As has been explained again and again, you are looking at the presenting face of "the trouble". You have to look deeper to get a truer understanding of what is really going on. Ask yourself this: why have the unelected dictators of the region, who say they care about the Palestinians, not given them the few neighborhoods they need from the vast lands they control?

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 18:03

    What a tough guy, killing children with his big American Gun.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 18:18

      Clearly, he lost his mind. Anything about the hundreds of thousands of civilians killed or maimed by Al-Quaida and the Taliban with their suicide and car bombs INTENTIONALLY placed in public places in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and elsewhere?

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 18:42

      Yes, they are very naughty too. All terrorist organisations are bad, including the CIA and MOSSAD.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 19:05

      Clearly, you're still choosing to be prejudice and hold a bias.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 19:08

      No bias at all, calling spades spades.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 22:31

      He was clearly mentally ill, Goodthing, something I truly hope never happens to you or your loved ones.

  • Johnson - 2012-03-11 18:11

    Keeping troops in a country to act as a security force,and the peace keeping force are being slaughtered with suicide bombs will get any person up in arms - serious form of rejection that leads to this sort of action. Easy to stand on this side and condemn, makes me think what we would do under the same circumstances - 10-1 the same outrage

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 18:43

      Um, I would not be in the army and I would not be in a foreign country. It's fairly simple. You can't justify killing women and children regardless, it's a pretty lame excuse.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 19:06

      What would you do goodthing, if a group of people attacked your family and friends from a territory, and was using that territory to continue attacking you?

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 19:51

      Fred, I'd probably do what the Palestinians are doing.

      Fred - 2012-03-11 22:31

      Then, that's what the US is doing.

  • Aaron - 2012-03-11 18:11

    TYPICAL AMERICAN TERRORISM

      Fred - 2012-03-11 18:20

      Why do you call yourself Aaron? Obviously you have a devious, dishonest mind to try and present yourself as a person of the Jewish faith.

      Buck - 2012-03-11 19:34

      Fred, what are you on about? so everyone with a jewish name is a Jew?

      Eliem - 2012-03-11 22:12

      Poor Fred. so bias and ignorant. just wasting space in the blogs

      Fred - 2012-03-11 22:33

      Aaron is really a Muslim blogger who trails blog-sites pretending to be Jewish in his strange belief that, in so doing, he'll convince others that even Jews are against Israel. :) :)

  • Lynda - 2012-03-11 18:40

    Go Home Yanks.......look after your own country!

      Fred - 2012-03-11 19:07

      They are. Did you miss that Al-Quaida is using Afghanistan to wage its war against the freer world (that's you and your family)? Heard of 9/11?

      Fred - 2012-03-11 22:35

      The US poverty-line is a wealth-line in most countries of the world. I recommend you look up the definition of murder, when you're informing yourself of the hundreds of other misperceptions you've given yourself.

      bluzulu - 2012-03-12 19:22

      Yanks=wanks

  • Eliem - 2012-03-11 22:14

    Fred, a sadist it seems. always supporting terror and oppresiveness by terror states and soldiers. get a life man and be human being

      Fred - 2012-03-11 22:37

      Please point out where I do this

      bluzulu - 2012-03-12 19:24

      This guy must surely be Fred Flintstone cos he thinks like a Dinosaur. We all know what happened to them.

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-12 19:19

    The G.I Joe generation strikes again

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