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U.S. General Is Reportedly Killed by an Afghan Soldier
The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | Matthew Rosenberg and Haris Kakar

Posted on 08/05/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT by kristinn

A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, an official of the American-led coalition and Afghan media reported Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities in the Afghanistan war.

The coalition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity and would not release the name of the major general, said an unspecified number of other service members of the American-led coalition and Afghan soldiers, including a senior Afghan commander were also shot. Their conditions were not known.

Other details of the shooting were sketchy, and the coalition official would only confirm that “an incident” had taken place at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy.

SNIP

The Taliban, which often takes credit for insider attacks, had no immediate comment on Tuesday. Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the insurgents, said he was still trying to collect information about the incident.

But, he added, the Taliban had many people inside the camp, and that one of their loyalists could have been responsible for the attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; fallen; generalkilled; greene; greenonblue; isaf; lwj; taliban
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1 posted on 08/05/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Either we go Roman on those subhumans or GTFO. What exactly are we accomplishing there anymore?


2 posted on 08/05/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: kristinn

I heard on the TV that the general was a German.


3 posted on 08/05/2014 7:47:02 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: kristinn

Do any FReepers have predictions on when 0bama will issue remarks on this and what he will say?


4 posted on 08/05/2014 7:47:47 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: kristinn

Another case of “workplace violence.” /s


5 posted on 08/05/2014 7:48:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

“the Taliban had many people inside the camp, and that one of their loyalists could have been responsible for the attack.”

Curious. Warlord politics. Prayers for the soldiers.


6 posted on 08/05/2014 7:49:08 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: NEMDF

Not a peep.


7 posted on 08/05/2014 7:49:19 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: NEMDF
Do any FReepers have predictions on when 0bama will issue remarks on this and what he will say?

"I deplore such workplace violence."

8 posted on 08/05/2014 7:49:33 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: kristinn

This type of action makes it much easier for the good guys to pull the trigger when they have the advantage, rather than risk more good lives by showing mercy.


9 posted on 08/05/2014 7:49:43 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: kristinn
“the Taliban had many people inside the camp, and that one of their loyalists could have been responsible for the attack.”

Ya think?

10 posted on 08/05/2014 7:50:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

I heard on the TV that the general was a German..................................Oh boy, can you imagine what would be done to Kabul if it was 1944?


11 posted on 08/05/2014 7:50:24 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: NEMDF
Do any FReepers have predictions on when 0bama will issue remarks on this and what he will say?

And predict if and when he will say something, will it be at the golf course or the fundraiser?

12 posted on 08/05/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

The current administration will do NOTHING, because it hates Americans, especially American soldiers, and doesn’t want to annoy its true love, the ROP.


13 posted on 08/05/2014 7:50:56 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: ArtDodger
This type of action makes it much easier for the good guys to pull the trigger when they have the advantage, rather than risk more good lives by showing mercy.

The problem is, with this administration that's liable to get them a one-way ticket to the Fort Leavenworth Hilton.

14 posted on 08/05/2014 7:51:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Straight Vermonter

Sure it won’t be “gun violence”? And this from the religion of pieces.


15 posted on 08/05/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: kristinn

Why would this anonymous source not release the name of the General? If it was pending notification of next if kin they would have said so.


17 posted on 08/05/2014 7:52:07 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: NEMDF
Do any FReepers have predictions on when 0bama will issue remarks on this and what he will say?

Another 'shout out' to Chief Joe Medicine Crow?

18 posted on 08/05/2014 7:52:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: JimSEA
kind'a like the infiltration we have here in
the white house ?
Congress ?
Our neighborhoods ?
19 posted on 08/05/2014 7:53:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ArtDodger

good guys had better start pullin’ ....


20 posted on 08/05/2014 7:54:06 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Do any FReepers have predictions on when 0bama will issue remarks on this and what he will say?

If the general was in fact from Germany, I'm sure jug-eared ass clown's minions will prepare a lengthy heartfelt message offering "his sincerest condolences" to his family and country. If it was in fact an American general... not a word.

21 posted on 08/05/2014 7:54:33 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: ScottinVA

I prefer GTFO, then push the button. God will sort them out.


22 posted on 08/05/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: kristinn

“....the Taliban had many people inside the camp....”

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Statement reminds me of the general condition in the West, both in Europe and the US.

And more coming in every day.


23 posted on 08/05/2014 7:55:53 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kristinn

We should have turned Afghanistan into a parking lot in 2001.


24 posted on 08/05/2014 7:56:14 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Slump Tester

At least nuke the poppy fields. I believe that’s the only reason we’re still there, to protect the heroin trade.


25 posted on 08/05/2014 7:56:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

The website Long War Journal has been following “Green ON Blue” attacks for a number of years now.

For those of you so interested, here’s a link where they dig into this disturbing issue:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/08/green-on-blue_attack.php


26 posted on 08/05/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: kristinn
Any excuse the US had for being in Afghanistan was over with the death of BinLaden. Educating Afghani girls etc just never did it for me.

Logic would've been to punish Saudi Arabia, since that's where the 911 maniacs were from. Instead Saudi is buying up ports in the US and we and they together created ISIS in the insane fight against Assad.

How long can a country exist, running on stupid?

27 posted on 08/05/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by grania
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To: kristinn

Wow. soetoro must really have his butt in the air for this one.


28 posted on 08/05/2014 8:02:16 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: knarf

good guys had better start pullin’ ....

Very difficult to do when your superiors have orders from the top to make it as hard for our boys (and girls) to survive.


29 posted on 08/05/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ArtDodger

I pray every day that my son remains alert and keeps a good eye on his “allies”. Pull all of our people out and destroy the whole place.


30 posted on 08/05/2014 8:10:22 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: grania

Maintain a well fortified base there and any squirmishes that erupt then bomb that into complete oblivion and send em all to Allah. Repeat and rinse whenever necessary. No mixing Afghan troops with US men. Can’t trust the dirty muzzies.


31 posted on 08/05/2014 8:12:19 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: kristinn

No Americans ever should have died “nation building” in that hole. We should’ve bombed the daylights out of them, rooted out AQ, and then allowed it to return to the 7th Century.


32 posted on 08/05/2014 8:13:28 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: from occupied ga

Really inappropriate.

Colonel, USAFR


33 posted on 08/05/2014 8:14:25 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: ScottinVA

I suggest that Afscramistan is the least of our worries. I think I’m more worried about this country and the ever increasing population of those connected to another world. No one seems to care, not until the demographic tipping point that is.


34 posted on 08/05/2014 8:14:45 AM PDT by wita
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To: kristinn

This occurred because of the politically correct merging of the two armies. It makes security for Americans a nightmare.


35 posted on 08/05/2014 8:15:16 AM PDT by odawg
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To: Himyar

Agree! Nuke ‘em from orbit, just to be sure.


36 posted on 08/05/2014 8:17:20 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: dfwgator

Ever notice how Heroin use has made such a big comeback domestically in recent years? It’s no coincidence. I’m sure there are military-based exporters in the mix who are at least partially responsible.


37 posted on 08/05/2014 8:17:50 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: sitetest

As much as I admired and supported GWB at the time; incidents like this remind me that he never really DID what he promised from atop the pile of rubble in NYC with the old fireman at his side.

I took it from his remarks that there would be hell to pay for the terrorists and those who sided WITH them. As I’ve viewed it, some of the terrorists got a little hell, a la Hellfire missiles from drones, etc.

But the second group; the aiders, abettors and supporters have pretty much been allowed to skate....and NOW are actually being encouraged and FUNDED by the RAGHEAD IN CHIEF, with no discernable resistance from the overpaid drunks in either house of Congress!


38 posted on 08/05/2014 8:19:04 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: Tzfat

ditto that


39 posted on 08/05/2014 8:19:24 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: wita

We could have pulled back in Iraq but yet left a well protected contingent with a lot of available American firepower. No way should ISIS have gained success in Iraq. We have the weapons to destroy those tasbards but won’t use them thanks to Obastard.


40 posted on 08/05/2014 8:21:28 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: NEMDF
Do any FReepers have predictions on when 0bama will issue remarks on this and what he will say?

Don't worry, his joke writers are working on it right now. I'm sure he'll be just as amusing as he was in Delaware after the Malaysian plane was shot down. What a card. Always good for a yuck.

41 posted on 08/05/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: kristinn

Afghanistan shares a large border with Iran and that makes the place useful for everything from ground sensor monitoring to incursion flights and ground activities.

Pakistan has become hostile to the activities of the US to monitor and possibly stop Iran from getting the bomb.

Obama may wish Iran gets the bomb but many others do not.


42 posted on 08/05/2014 8:21:51 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: ArtDodger
don't necessarily have to be military ...

Evil triumphs when good men do nothing

43 posted on 08/05/2014 8:23:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: kristinn

Holder will get right on it.

But seriously, these guys know they are *****d when Obama pulls the troops out so their establishing the bona fides with the Taliban.


44 posted on 08/05/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: grania

Looking back, at least under the Soviets, Afghanistan would have modernized somewhat.


45 posted on 08/05/2014 8:30:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NEMDF

First he’ll give a shout-out to some minority or celebrity, and then he’ll say it was a possible tragedy.


46 posted on 08/05/2014 8:31:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Tucker39
But the second group; the aiders, abettors and supporters have pretty much been allowed to skate.

In other words, our "Friends" the Saudis.

47 posted on 08/05/2014 8:31:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasCajun

Golf Course or Fundraiser? I think his next stop is Martha’s Vineyard for 2+ weeks.


48 posted on 08/05/2014 8:31:58 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

I read the same thing online (MSN). It said an American soldier had been killed and several others wounded. Also wounded, a German Brigadier General (non-life threatening injuries). It is a mistake or a deliberate effort to underplay the rank of the Yank murdered. Time to bail on these assholes or get some spine.


49 posted on 08/05/2014 8:33:02 AM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: NEMDF

Obama will call for increased ‘common sense’ gun control measures.


50 posted on 08/05/2014 8:34:20 AM PDT by GaltMeister (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.)
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