American Psycho: Soldier Slaughters 16 Civilians in Afghanistan

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Two grief-stricken Afghan men with body of a child allegedly set ablaze by rogue U.S. soldier

A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan slaughtered at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say. The event calls into question why the U.S. is still in Afghanistan and why Americans troops haven’t begun redeploying out of the country.

BBC reports:

A U.S.  soldier left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead.

Anti-U.S. sentiment is already high in Afghanistan after American soldiers burnt copies of the Koran last month prompting a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six U.S. troops.

According to the Daily Mail:

The Pentagon characterized the U.S. soldier as suffering a ‘mental breakdown’. He surrendered to U.S. military authorities and is currently in their custody.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai condemned the attacks as ‘an assassination’ and demanded an explanation from the U.S.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports the graphic details:

“They (Americans) poured chemicals over their dead bodies and burned them,” Samad told Reuters at the scene.

Neighbors said they had awoken to crackling gunfire from American soldiers, who they described as laughing and drunk.

“They were all drunk and shooting all over the place,” said neighbor Agha Lala, who visited one of the homes where killings took place.

“Their (the victims’) bodies were riddled with bullets.”

President Obama said U.S. troops will begin redeploying from Afghanistan at the end of this year, after the presidential election. I see no logical reason to wait another year to liberate the Afghan people from the American military occupation.

I call on Mr. Obama to give the order to end our unwarranted presence in Afghanistan immediately.

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20 Responses to American Psycho: Soldier Slaughters 16 Civilians in Afghanistan

  1. S. Clausen says:

    President Obama ‘should’ give the order to redeploy out of Afghanistan tomorrow.

    But he won’t precisely because it is an election year and this president, more than any in recent memory, is quite terrified of facing increased criticism from the war hawks in the Republican party like Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

    Can you imagine what they would say on Fox News? Or what Mitt Romney would say? By now, one thing we can all agree on is President Obama is a weak leader.

  2. Mets Fan says:

    This is what our tax dollars are funding?

    Trust me, the craven behavior of this nitwit soldier will come back to bite us in the ass ten-fold. Get the troops out of this shithole-of-a-country now. Declare victory and begin withdrawing.

  3. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Reports are trickling out that the rogue U.S. killer has to be turned over to the Afghan government for tribunal punishment in order for the Obama administration to save face with the Muslims. Obama has already bowed and scraped to Karzai for the Koran burnings.

    Imagine how low Obama will bow over the killing of 16 Afghan civilians? I expect his tongue will be covered with dirt.

  4. Harry says:

    Wasn’t Osama bin Laden caught and killed and dumped in the Arabian Sea? So why the fuck do we have 150,000 troops still in Afghanistan?

  5. Matteo says:

    Afghanistan is the new Vietnam. For an American, serving there is like being dropped in a psych ward. It is criminal and unhealthy. Obama needs to man up and stop the insanity now and not wait until after the election. Just do it, for Christ’s sake.

  6. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Give the guy a break, damn-it….. He just figured out how to get out of that fucking war!

  7. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    Afghanistan is Obama’s war now.

  8. ajihani says:

    I am not be a lawyer familiar with international law but doesn’t this meet the definition of a war crime?

  9. panasit says:

    Limbaugh will be sheering these crimes against humanity tomorrow on his show. The far right gets off on mayhem against innocent women and children. Go, USA!

  10. One Fly says:

    Montag started a petition on bama’s web site that you may want to take part in.

  11. Revolutionary Soldier says:

    Maybe the silver lining in this awful series of events is to finally knock some sense into President Obama to stop playing politics with our troops and get them the hell out of this dreadful country before the General Elections next November. Enough is enough. Time to tie a pretty ribbon on the mission and bring the troops home — now.

  12. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    These horrific incidents will continue to occur until senior U.S. military commanders are placed in legal jeopardy for allowing them to happen.

  13. Fran says:

    I want to hear the Nobel Peace prize winner, President Obama, explain to us why we are still warring in Afghanistan.

  14. Joe in Colorado says:

    Obama needs to do more than issue another boneheaded apology to Karzai for this carnage. End the Afghanistan was now. Not next month, not next summer and not after the election. Bring the troops home now and stop playing politics with a war his predecessor had no business beginning in the first place. Obama’s management of the Afghanistan war is as piss-poor as his handling of gas prices and energy.

  15. moplus says:

    I agree with getting the F…k out but it all about politics. Can you just hear the echo of “cut and run” from the ones who started this mess.

  16. feminazi says:

    I can’t add anything that hasn’t been said. I’m so tired of the USA being at war all the God damned time. Obama’s solution to his endless war in Afghanistan is endless apologies to the Afghan people for burning Qurans and killing women and children. Obama is rapidly becoming ghoulish and not someone I can support in November. While I would never vote Republican, I may just stay home on election day and not vote at all. I am thoroughly discouraged. Oh and I paid $3.95 Saturday for gas.

  17. Tiny Dancer says:

    What a mess.

  18. chris says:

    The American Empire is about power/using violence to get energy sources/using money to topple governments/using governments to torture their “enemies” (Syria) its an endless list …….
    What about the CIA and General Gehlen,which let the nazi virus into the US Intelligence Org,General Gehlen was pumping up the cold war ,successfully for years,the nazi east europeans that infiltrated the National Security Council during the Reagan year.
    The CIA drug Ops that have been going on for years(See PeterDaleScott books about this/also Michael Ruppert’s work in this area)

    A lot of people do not know a lot about ;
    1 General Gehlen and the CIA
    2 SS obergruppenfuehrer Hans Kammler and the CIA
    3 Operation WatchTower(one of many )
    4 CIA drug Ops in South East Asia
    5 Drug Ops in Iraq/Afghanistan
    6 the journalists and soldiers/officers who were murdered for talking about CIA drug Ops
    7 Dick Cheney Energy Task Force report that started off the Iraq War2
    8 The slow Corporate Takeover of Democratic America
    SORRY…THIS LIST IS SO LONG I WILL HAVE TO STOP NOW before you fall asleep.

  19. Dr. AA says:

    I can’t believe all these comment above are about us us us… afghanestan is a psych ward,,, shit hole….
    Can we be any more selfish?????
    if we for a second,, even for a second just put ourselves in their shoes., we’ll see that as US we are raping a country that’s already suffering from so many problems..
    THIS is something we should be thinking as human beings!!!!
    How dare we just enter a country,, promising to help and save it and keep raping and killing the people of it. People who have no voice.. yes they are in poor human conditions but that doesnt give us the right to do anything we want to them
    THIS IS WRONG!!!! and WE have this WEIGHT on our shoulders.. all of us!!
    we should feel guilty

  20. onefly says:

    This is what Empires do and there should be no surprises here when it comes to war and treason. EVER!

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