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Report: Army two-star killed
in Afghan insider attack

Associated Press, by Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah

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Posted By:FL_Absentee_Voter, 8/5/2014 10:49:22 AM

An Army two-star general was killed on Tuesday when a man in an Afghan military uniform turned his weapon on western troops, the New York Times reported. Details of the attack — including the name of the major general — were not immediately available. Initial reports indicate the man also wounded 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and "about a dozen" Americans, authorities said. Tuesday’s attack at The Marshal Fahim National Defense University, a facility near Kabul, could potentially be the largest insider attack since April 2011, when an Afghan colonel killed eight airmen and one contractor.

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Giving the CinC rationale to pull everyone out of Afghanistan and lose it to the caliphate, also.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 8/5/2014 11:01:18 AM     (No. 9954002)

Every single American should have left Afghanistan once the 2008 election returns were in.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JonR, 8/5/2014 11:07:52 AM     (No. 9954010)

There is absolutely nothing relevant to the USA in this crap hole of a nation! The blood and treasure we have expended here are for nothing! All we are doing is protecting their cash crop of opium to keep the country afloat! Nice!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 8/5/2014 11:07:54 AM     (No. 9954011)

More ´workplace violence´, eh Obama?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fobo, 8/5/2014 11:10:47 AM     (No. 9954019)

what, exactly, do we lose if we abandon Afghanistan? Our prestige there is long gone, it has no economic value, and is an ongoing money pit. I´m with poster #1.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Polecat49, 8/5/2014 11:17:39 AM     (No. 9954029)

IT IS A D_MN SHAME. A lot of Amrican and our allies´ military personnel died in Afghanistan, AND, now zero spits on their graves. There is really no other way to look at it. I guess knuckle dragging thugs will run that region forever.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/5/2014 11:22:45 AM     (No. 9954033)

Someday our Joint Chiefs (and I blame them as much as Obama) are going to learn the lessons of WWII. Fight to win. Get an unconditional surrender. Rebuild from there.

Unless and until we engage in war to win, we have no business engaging in it at all.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grampus, 8/5/2014 11:23:49 AM     (No. 9954034)

In 2001, an Army three-star (LTG Maude) was killed when the Pentagon was hit on 9-1. That "tied the record" of highest ranking U.S. officer killed since LTG Buckner died on Okinawa in 1945. (A good friend, SGM Larry Strickland, died with LTG Maude.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/5/2014 11:24:13 AM     (No. 9954035)

Now, do you understand their rage?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: altoona, 8/5/2014 11:35:07 AM     (No. 9954047)

I take it that the university was a gun free zone for our troops.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/5/2014 11:36:09 AM     (No. 9954048)

If you want to go in, then go in to win outright - unconditional surrender on the decks of the Missouri. Otherwise stay the hell out. It is fashionable for the leftists to say days of military victory are over. They also said the the Soviet empire would outlast America and the best we could do was split the difference with them!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: slowslider, 8/5/2014 11:41:34 AM     (No. 9954054)

Been there (three or four times) and wouldn´t qualify as an outdoor privy insofar as culture (needs another 500 years to get to the 1950s) and natural resources unless you count poppy as a cash crap. The Taliban is popular there for a reason.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/5/2014 11:52:17 AM     (No. 9954061)

I appreciate W, but nation building is not part of our military´s job. We shoulda just gone in, killed the Taliban, and got out.

Leave those wretched people to their own wretched little country. If they become any sort of serious threat after ten or twenty years, we can always blow them up again.

Trying to build a bunch of savage, muslim, warring tribes into a nation has been a colossal waste of time and blood.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/5/2014 12:24:07 PM     (No. 9954106)

Obama has been successful at reversing U.S. victories in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Eastern Europe, the Cold War, S. America, Asia, the Mexican War, and reducing our military to French levels. Obama has surrendered everywhere, but has not been smart enough to retreat, leaving our soldiers exposed, directionless, and exposed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ranger06, 8/5/2014 12:39:06 PM     (No. 9954125)

So for a little reading on the subject of why we will never achieve anything over there read this:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/2009/2009_one_tribe_at_a_time.pdf

Not saying this would work - but I it´s a better strategy and WAY less costly than what we´ve been doing...


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Reply 15 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 8/5/2014 12:42:04 PM     (No. 9954127)

Where the bloody hell was the General´s security team?

Did the Obama/Kerry State Department demand US military weapons be left behind because it might offend someone? Will Obama call this another incidence of "workplace" violence?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/5/2014 12:45:51 PM     (No. 9954130)

Clearly the Afghan military has been thoroughly infiltrated by the Taliban. This should be a clue that every high ranking NATO officer´s life is at risk anytime they are on any Afghan military base, even those like the Afghan military academy that should be pretty secure places. Having a small NATO security detail with general officers does not make any difference. Chances are this will just result in Obama accelerating his big bug out from that hellhole.

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