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Soldier rampage: Taliban vows revenge

2012-03-12 07:54

Kabul - Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents on Monday vowed revenge against "sick minded American savages" for the weekend rampage by a US soldier who killed 16 villagers in their homes.

The Taliban would "take revenge from the invaders and the savage murderers for every single martyr", the Islamists said in a statement on their website.

The US soldier walked off his base and broke into the homes of villagers in Kandahar province's Panjwayi district before dawn on Sunday, killing 16 people including women and children.

A soldier has been detained and the United States has offered condolences to the families and pledged that action will be taken against anyone found guilty of the massacre. Kandahar is considered the birthplace of the Taliban.

"A large number from amongst the victims are innocent children, women and the elderly, martyred by the American barbarians who mercilessly robbed them of their precious lives and drenched their hands with their innocent blood," the Taliban said.

"The American 'terrorists' want to come up with an excuse for the perpetrator of this inhumane crime by claiming that this immoral culprit was mentally ill.

"If the perpetrators of this massacre were in fact mentally ill, then this testifies to yet another moral transgression by the American military, because they are arming lunatics in Afghanistan who turn their weapons against the defenceless Afghans without giving a second thought."

Comments
  • winston.mullany - 2012-03-12 08:06

    I suppose the Taliban will find any reason to kill. Then again the soldier isn't innocent either!

      Pythagoras - 2012-03-12 08:13

      What this soldier did is unforgivable! Murdering innocent people like that... How can he live with himself? I wonder why the Americans are still in there in the first place. They got what they were looking for so why are they still there?

      Fidel - 2012-03-12 09:17

      Its like being handed a shovel while standing in your grave and told to dig out, you just wind up deeper in that hole.

      Jou - 2012-03-12 09:20

      Pythagoras, Taliban rule is savage and merciless. They did not allow television or radio and any man that was caught not growing his beard would be dealt with severely and permanantly. The Taliban ruled by fear. Thousands died under their rule. That is no life.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-12 09:27

      @Racist Fidel, You should have asked your hero gaddafi, he would have taught you how to dig shallow graves, he was an expert!!!!

      Peter-Peter - 2012-03-12 14:03

      I wonder if this isnt part of a bigger picture? Like (how Im sure), deviants are sent in to kill off farmers and scare them off their land. Now, the Americans are pulling out of Afghanistan...what if he was Splinter Cell, and sent in to revive war so that the Americans can stay there longer? Or am I just reading too much into this? I just find it hard that someone can have the mentality to do such an act without some sort of incentive

      Fidel - 2012-03-12 16:15

      That is called confirmation bias....look at it up!

      Fred - 2012-03-13 07:01

      Pythagoras, nothing is unfrogiveable, even the most heinous of things we do. Clearly he was mentally ill. Nato is trying to leave some semblence of irder, from the disorder that existsed BEFORE they arrived, which gave rise to Al-Quaida using the territory to launch attacks on the freer world that killed thousands of poeple, of all races and nationalities.

  • Comrade - 2012-03-12 08:06

    TALIBAN are one sick demented deranged group of nutjobs!

  • Goose - 2012-03-12 08:16

    The Taliban are the most "savage" terrorist group around yet point fingers. This soldier acted against protocol and should be punished severely. There is no innocent party here as the Taliban are made up of communities that feed the membership lists, it is a case of "if you live by the sword, you die by the sword." Terrorist supporting communities are just as guilty of hundreds of other deaths purely based on their fanatical support and membership of this organization. Ultimately though, this US soldier deserves the harshest of sentences. I don't know why the yanks don't just get out of these countries. Leave these terrorist alone and just defend home-base. Being in their countries just serves to ignite the fire further.

      Michele - 2012-03-12 08:25

      I tend to agree with you Goose, they went in there with good intentions but they and Nato have outstayed their welcome and to be honest it's been a failure. You cannot liberate a people who are hell bent on living the same way that The prophet Mohammed did in the 7th century. So they will pull out , the Taliban will once again over a period of time run things again and all the human rights ( especially against women ) abuses will start all over again. Nato's biggest mistake was partnering with their president Karzai who is about as corrupt as you are going to get and a known warlord.

      Vaal-Donkie - 2012-03-12 08:44

      APLA are the most savage terrorists. Clsoely followed by MK.

      Fidel - 2012-03-12 08:51

      The Taliban are ordinary Afghan men who plough their fields in the morning, attend weddings in the afternoon and fight invaders at night.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-03-12 08:55

      The Taliban also bomb people at a funeral in a neighbouring country , they hardly have a leg to stand on.

      Fidel - 2012-03-12 09:00

      But NATO claims a moral high ground to the "terrorist"!

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-12 09:14

      @Racist Fidel You just want to spew your anti American propaganda. Shame on you. that an Syrian mother and child , who get mowed down DAILY , by the BUTCHER OF DAMASCUS, have no value for you.

      Fred - 2012-03-13 07:03

      The usual misinofrmation from you FIdel. The Taliban oppress anyone they can, especially women. They allowed Al-Quaida to use Afghanistan to launch its attacks on the freer world from Afghanistan that killed thousands of people of all races and nationalities.

  • Vaal-Donkie - 2012-03-12 08:44

    What's his name?

      Putin the " - 2012-03-12 13:49

      Oops its a donkie!!

  • faaiza.paruk - 2012-03-12 09:00

    why dont they hang their soldier, or send him to the torture chamber like they send all the so called terrorista.. what the soldier did is no less...

      TheJaydedKing - 2012-03-12 14:10

      little radical there dude or dudette. clearly this is what would happen if you allow psychotic religions an opportunity to rule.

  • Skerparabie - 2012-03-12 09:03

    any person who comes on to my property and destroys for his own gain will be killed. kill those bloody americans.send them back home.viva taaliban

  • Fidel - 2012-03-12 09:10

    America has been rampaging around the world since the end of WWII. From Vietnam to Laos to Panama to Indonesia. Americans love killing!

      zaatheist - 2012-03-12 10:55

      And who in the world does the most killing on a daily basis? Muslims in Iraq are bombed and murdered every day by Muslims from another Muslim cult? Muslims in Afghanistan are bombed and murdered every day by other Muslims? Muslims are are shot and murdered in Syria every day by other Muslims? Muslims in Pakistan are bombed and murdered every day by fellow Muslims? Muslims in Indonesia are bombed and murdered every day by other Muslims? Every day evil adherents of the Religion of Peace strap bombs on innocent young children and send them off to kill other innocent young children? Nasty, damn Americans.

      TheJaydedKing - 2012-03-12 14:11

      Sadly it would seem that they missed you Fidel. There is still time, go and martyr yourself in Afgan or Iraq.

      Fidel - 2012-03-12 16:57

      Trolling is ultimately pointless and a waste of your time.

      Anthony - 2012-03-12 18:56

      Can't be worse than your non-stop childish BS

  • Tshe - 2012-03-12 11:11

    Are there any mineral wealth in Afganistan, all I hear about is suicide bombers and killing, killing, killing. revenge, vengeance. blaming, blaming, blaming. Taliban was dispose from running the country with help of the mighty NATO and Osama dead. is it ever gonna end? I will never visit that part of world except if I want to die.

      TheJaydedKing - 2012-03-12 14:12

      With you on that. Incidentally I believe there actually is mineral wealth.

  • Chimera - 2012-03-12 13:58

    @zaatheist. I can’t help but wonder if the real issue here is the resentment the Toli-bunnies are feeling because they are having to share all the fun of oppressing the locals, with the infidel Americans. It’s just not fair when foreigners get in on their action. It's their country, why should they have to share the thrills of a massacre, plunder and pillage? Seriously, where does one go for some old-fashioned loving on a Saturday night when the Yankees took your goat and ate it? And yes, I bet there are some Toli’s that wish the Yankees took their wives instead. I mean, how do you find funville in the dark at night when your wife is covered head-to-toe in black? And in the daytime, what do you do for curtains in 100000 degree heat when half the country is wearing them? You see local people don't care so much about being oppressed, as about who is doing the oppressing. They're used to it, that's how they've been living since...well, they used to have calendars, but the Toli-bunz banned numbers along with garters for goats and socks for sheep as 'inciteful of lust'. Worry number one for a ‘black-sheet boys’ is that the guy with the gun in their face, or taking the bribe, or selling the drugs from those lovely Afghan poppy fields, is one of their own, that is; wears a dishtowel on his mop and looks and sounds like a hectically tanned, hairy Keith Moon on amphetamines.

  • Jeffrey - 2012-03-12 16:21

    How dumb are the Taliban! Doesnt the above comments bring DEJA VU to the Taliban leaders! Everything that they state the americans are from the above commentary on their website IS EVERYTHING THAT THEY, THE TALIBAN, ARE! Have they forgotten that they were the ones who originally killed innocent civilians and hid behind them during fights with American soldiers!!

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