Closing Thought–12Jun17

Death Comes To Afghanistan!  (Again)

Sad news to report……more US deaths in Afghanistan at the hands of a “friend”……

Three US soldiers were killed Saturday when an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, US officials tell CNN. One other US soldier was wounded in the attack, which took place in the Achin district. An Afghan official said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack. The AP reports the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that a Taliban loyalist had infiltrated the Afghan army “just to attack foreign forces.”

A statement from the US military said merely that the military was “aware of an incident in eastern Afghanistan.” White House spokesperson Raj Shah told reporters traveling with President Trump in New Jersey that Trump was “following the emerging situation in Afghanistan.” Such insider attacks have happened before in Afghanistan. In March, another Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on foreign forces at a base in Helmand province, wounding three US soldiers.

My sympathies go out to their families…….

Time for the war hawks to step aside and let saner minds prevail….time to come home.

Day is done and I will go quietly into the night….’til the morrow my friends….chuq

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4 thoughts on “Closing Thought–12Jun17

  1. So many times this has happened. Taliban insurgents getting into situations where they can kill troops. Operating in a country where you never know who is friend or foe will always create such tragic events. The only solution is to get the soldiers out of there, and let the place tear itself apart.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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