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    8 reported dead today

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/07...enade-killing/

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Eight American troops died in attacks in southern Afghanistan, including a car bombing and gunfight outside a police compound in Kandahar, officials said Wednesday as the Taliban push back against a coalition effort to secure the volatile region.

    A suicide attacker slammed a car bomb into the gate of the headquarters of the elite Afghan National Civil Order Police late Tuesday in Kandahar, a NATO statement said. Minutes later, insurgents opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

    Three U.S. troops, an Afghan policeman and five civilians died in the attack, but NATO said the insurgents failed to enter the compound.

    The special police unit, known as ANCOP, had only recently been dispatched to Kandahar to set up checkpoints along with international forces to try to secure the south's largest city, the spiritual birthplace of the Taliban.

    The dead civilians included three Afghan translators and two security guards, Kandahar provincial police chief Sardar Mohammad Zazai said.

    Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi telephoned reporters Wednesday to claim responsibility for the attack. The insurgents, which are prone to exaggerate death tolls inflicted on Afghan and international security forces, claimed 13 international troops and eight Afghan security forces died in the raid.

    NATO and Afghan troops are fanning out elsewhere in Kandahar province to pressure insurgents in rural areas. The strategy is to improve security with more and better-trained police and troops so that capable governance can take root and development projects can move forward and win the loyalty of ordinary Afghans.

    The Taliban have responded by ratcheting suicide attacks and bombings, making last month the deadliest of the nearly 9-year-old war for international forces.

    On Wednesday, four more American troops were killed by a roadside bomb in the south, while one more U.S. service member died the same day of wounds from a gunbattle.

    So far in July, 45 international troops have died in Afghanistan, 33 of them Americans.

    In other attacks around the country, nine Afghan civilians died in the south when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the volatile district of Marjah in Helmand province, the Ministry of Interior said. Another homemade bomb killed two security guards traveling on a road in eastern Paktika province.

    Two suspected Taliban also died in Helmand's Lashkar Gar district when the roadside bomb they were trying to plant exploded prematurely, the ministry said.

    Homemade explosives planted in roads and pathways are a leading killer of international forces and also kill hundreds of civilians each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
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    Where is the outrage from the Democrats? Oh, yeah. This is "the real war on terror" Forgot.

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    Pretty sickening isn't it.

    If casualties are ramping up, then it makes you wonder just how many little pockets have been ignored in that country and how little strategy has been going on in 9 years. It's time to come home. Apparently no one knows what they are doing.
    The wisdom of Swordy:

    On bringing the troops home
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    They are coming home, all the naysayers said they would never leave Syria and then they said they were going to stay in Iraq forever.

    It won't take very long to get them home but it won't be overnight either but Iraq says they can't stay and they are coming home just like Trump said.

    On fighting corruption:
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Trump had to donate the "right way" and hang out with the "right people" in order to do business in NYC and Hollyweird and in order to investigate and expose them.
    Fascism Defined

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/07...enade-killing/

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) Eight American troops died in attacks in southern Afghanistan, including a car bombing and gunfight outside a police compound in Kandahar, officials said Wednesday as the Taliban push back against a coalition effort to secure the volatile region.

    A suicide attacker slammed a car bomb into the gate of the headquarters of the elite Afghan National Civil Order Police late Tuesday in Kandahar, a NATO statement said. Minutes later, insurgents opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

    Three U.S. troops, an Afghan policeman and five civilians died in the attack, but NATO said the insurgents failed to enter the compound.

    The special police unit, known as ANCOP, had only recently been dispatched to Kandahar to set up checkpoints along with international forces to try to secure the south's largest city, the spiritual birthplace of the Taliban.

    The dead civilians included three Afghan translators and two security guards, Kandahar provincial police chief Sardar Mohammad Zazai said.

    Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi telephoned reporters Wednesday to claim responsibility for the attack. The insurgents, which are prone to exaggerate death tolls inflicted on Afghan and international security forces, claimed 13 international troops and eight Afghan security forces died in the raid.

    NATO and Afghan troops are fanning out elsewhere in Kandahar province to pressure insurgents in rural areas. The strategy is to improve security with more and better-trained police and troops so that capable governance can take root and development projects can move forward and win the loyalty of ordinary Afghans.

    The Taliban have responded by ratcheting suicide attacks and bombings, making last month the deadliest of the nearly 9-year-old war for international forces.

    On Wednesday, four more American troops were killed by a roadside bomb in the south, while one more U.S. service member died the same day of wounds from a gunbattle.

    So far in July, 45 international troops have died in Afghanistan, 33 of them Americans.

    In other attacks around the country, nine Afghan civilians died in the south when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the volatile district of Marjah in Helmand province, the Ministry of Interior said. Another homemade bomb killed two security guards traveling on a road in eastern Paktika province.

    Two suspected Taliban also died in Helmand's Lashkar Gar district when the roadside bomb they were trying to plant exploded prematurely, the ministry said.

    Homemade explosives planted in roads and pathways are a leading killer of international forces and also kill hundreds of civilians each year.
    AARGHHHH! End this bull$#@!! Why the $#@! do idiots allow a country without a single (viable) peace party. $#@!! $#@!! $#@!! ARGHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Where is the outrage from the Democrats? Oh, yeah. This is "the real war on terror" Forgot.
    Yeah, I don't expect Ted Koppel to read these names on Nightline.

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    How many dead American soldiers do we need before we get the message?
    Abolish the Privately Owned Federal Reserve Bank Corporation!
    How many more times are we going to let them screw up our economy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwise View Post
    How many dead American soldiers do we need before we get the message?
    No amount of death and destruction in a far off land most Americans can't find on a map will end this war.

    Only when the war is brought home to the streets of America will people start to wake up and oppose what were doing over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    AARGHHHH! End this bull$#@!! Why the $#@! do idiots allow a country without a single (viable) peace party. $#@!! $#@!! $#@!! ARGHHH!
    This is how the Statists do things. I'm glad you're mad, as it's totally outrageous. I hope you will channel your rage productively.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RP Support me on Patreon here Ephesians 6:12

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    +1776

    "But they're fighting for your freedoms"

    The mental hoops people force themselves through with this statement gets me all spun up.
    EX-USCG


    What is the difference between a hero and a cop? A hero will not hesitate to risk his life to protect your safety, a cop will not hesitate to risk your life to protect his safety.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Authoritarian leftists. Political prisoners. Gulags. Where are we again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyWorker View Post
    No amount of death and destruction in a far off land most Americans can't find on a map will end this war.

    Only when the war is brought home to the streets of America will people start to wake up and oppose what were doing over there.
    Pretty much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastie View Post
    The mental hoops people force themselves through with this statement
    Naaah, they just don't give it any thought at all.

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    Sad... thank you for posting.



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    Quote Originally Posted by constituent View Post
    Naaah, they just don't give it any thought at all.
    And won't until they have friends and / or relatives there.

    One of the effects of having a standing army, and not having to call forth militia units is the ability for the executive to conduct wars without having to justify it to a widespread electorate who could be impacted by such activity.
    Out of every one hundred men they send us, ten should not even be here. Eighty will do nothing but serve as targets for the enemy. Nine are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, upon them depends our success in battle. But one, ah the one, he is a real warrior, and he will bring the others back from battle alive.

    Duty is the most sublime word in the English language. Do your duty in all things. You can not do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less than your duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    This is how the Statists do things. I'm glad you're mad, as it's totally outrageous. I hope you will channel your rage productively.
    I do what I can HB. I'm just at the point of physically throttling the majority of people out there that don't "get it" and have no compunction to "get it."
    So I had to let the steam out of the kettle on this thread.

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    Although all NATO not American but Brits and other allies are also losing troops lives:

    Roadside bombs kill 5 NATO troops in Afghanistan

    Two members of the multinational force also died in a single explosion Friday in the south. NATO said one of the troops killed was American, and the U.K. defense ministry said the other was a British marine.

    Britain also said Saturday that one of its airmen died in a traffic accident Friday.

    Last month was the deadliest of the nearly 9-year-old war for international troops, with 103 killed. So far in July, 54 international troops have died, 39 of them American.

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    Perhaps these totals need to be added in. No one considers those that take their own life, thousands of miles from the conflict, do to what they have seen or done, but they are a war casualty non the less.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...ide-last-month


    Thirty-two soldiers took their own lives last month, the most Army suicides in a single month since the Vietnam era. Eleven of the soldiers were not on active duty. Of the 21 who were, seven were serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Perhaps these totals need to be added in. No one considers those that take their own life, thousands of miles from the conflict, do to what they have seen or done, but they are a war casualty non the less.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...ide-last-month
    This makes me sad. US Out of the Mideast now!
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RP Support me on Patreon here Ephesians 6:12

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Perhaps these totals need to be added in. No one considers those that take their own life, thousands of miles from the conflict, do to what they have seen or done, but they are a war casualty non the less.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...ide-last-month
    Sickening.
    EX-USCG


    What is the difference between a hero and a cop? A hero will not hesitate to risk his life to protect your safety, a cop will not hesitate to risk your life to protect his safety.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Authoritarian leftists. Political prisoners. Gulags. Where are we again?



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    This makes me want to take out the credit card and go to the mall.
    Don't taze me bro. Don't touch my junk. Don't tread on me.

    Maybe you need a friend not into politics... http://saveadogrescue.com/ http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1472

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    This 4th of july non of us celebrated it. Why????There is nothing independ about it anymore.
    I can't blame you wanting to throttle idiots who think we should be there.

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    Is there any one person or group in the freedom movement that are making any progress on the antiwar front from a liberty perspective.

    Is anyone trying to congeal/organize anything?

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