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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    It's funny, when Afgan civilians kill US soldiers, that's no big deal, that's ok.
    Slight difference, they haven't invaded your country, you (or rather 'we', as I'm a UK subject) have invaded theirs.
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    If you had the slightest clue what the Vietkong (sp?) did to our soldiers in Vietnam, you'd laugh at this.
    One cannot justify ones actions via the actions of others.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    This one merits an apology from Obama.



    Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians
    If the soldier did go out and purposely shoot civilians for the hell of it then that soldier should be be executed. I do not buy into the insanity or temporary insanity nonsense. He freely chose to go out and murder civilians for no good reason what so ever.
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Actually, what's sad is that 16 civilians are dead and one US soldier who probably should have been in a psych ward just took their lives, destroyed their families, ruined his life, hurt his own family tremendously and may have put the lives of American soldiers in addition to the mission at risk. That is what is sad. Your comment is just baseless and out of place.
    Too bad the the Libs and the MSM didn't have the same sympathy during the aftermath of the Fort Hood shooting. They could care less about thoise victims and families. Their main concern was to downplay the fact that the shooter was a radical Muslim.
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Demanding an apology from a terrorist/enemy soldier is like demanding honesty from a politician...t'ain't gonna happen and it's stupid to expect it to happen. Jesus Christ people.
    Just asking for a little parity here. Why should our enemies expect an apology from us if it's so unreasonable for us to expect one from them?

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I do agree with you that it is high time for us to get the hell out of there.
    It's frustrating to us when we hear people say we need to leave Afghanistan, because we ARE leaving. We've been leaving for over a year, "force reductions" are ongoing, and all ISAF forces will be completely out by the end of 2014.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Just asking for a little parity here. Why should our enemies expect an apology from us if it's so unreasonable for us to expect one from them?
    I don't think anyone's sugesting apologising to the enemy, but to the innocent civilians who lost their loved ones. Do you believe that all Afghan civilians are the enemy? I suspect the shooter did.
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Terrible incident. Not just a tragedy. No justification for it. Its time to reach an end game there.

    Let me just say preemptively to all those who express sympathies and understanding for the terrorists there that kill in the name of Allah (because after all WE cause it all and how can you really blame them) that this individual should NOT be excused simply because he is in an un-winnable conflict with no direction and/or guidance and is frustrated, hurt, upset, angry at all of his compatriots that he has seen killed maimed and wounded by the people they are there to help. No amount of protests and killing over the burning of the Koran justifies this action. I know the outpouring of sympathy and understanding is coming as quickly as the excuse and justifications for actions by terrorists. They werent/arent appropriate for them and arent appropriate for this individuals.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    If troops weren't where they shouldn't be and under such great stress this wouldn't have happened. Hmmm
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Why is an apology such a big deal? When I bump into someone at the grocery store, I apologize. Sometimes all I get in return is a dirty look but so what? Why should civility be considered a bad thing?

    The Bush initial response in Afghanistan was completely correct and very well handled. We should have left after that but Bush and the MIC were swooning with love so Bush even threw Iraq in on the deal and sent his friends kids to run the Iraqi services and they stuffed their pockets with billions. Money is addictive, you can't have too much money.

    Our own Govwernment owes us an apology for a decade of needless destruction and the sacrifie of so many lives. Don't hold your breath waiting.

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