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This will not end well for the Americans who, already under scrutiny by the Afghan locals after the Koran burning issues, now have a bigger problem to contend with.

Looks like a US soldier left his base at 3 am local time, and entered local homes shooting innocent civilians seemingly at random. Women and children are reported to be along the fatalities.

Left his base at three am local time.........

(just when the bar was closing?)


He walked off his base at around 03:00 local time (22:30 GMT Saturday).

According to a resident quoted by Associated Press, he opened fire in three separate houses.

After carrying out the killings, he reportedly handed himself over to the US military authorities.

Local tribal leaders said women, children and men were among the dead.



The Americans may have to withdraw from Afghanistan sooner than they thought if shenanigans like these keep occurring!

Full story here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17330205?

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minidazzler Registered User
#3

There are no bars in Afghanistan for soldiers AFAIK. I've heard they get like 2 beers each at Christmas, but that's it.

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minidazzler said:
There are no bars in Afghanistan for soldiers AFAIK. I've heard they get like 2 beers each at Christmas, but that's it.


I'd have imagined the compounds would have their own fully self sufficient bars no?
(genuine question)

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freddiek Registered User
#5

Wow. Liberators eh?

This guy should get the death penalty back in the States. Or to save the hassle, just hand him over to the Afghanis

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Temptamperu Registered User
#6

well, thats what happens when you train people to kill people.

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#7

Don't know what the pub and club scene is like but there's a fair bit of smack over there.

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fryup Registered User
#8

maybe he was bored,

his playstation was broken? or something

#9

F ucking headcase

old_aussie Registered User
#10

Maybe he converted

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karma_ Banned
#11

old_aussie said:
Maybe he converted


What does this even mean? The thing about jokes is, if you're not funny, you shouldn't try it.

BBC are reporting a breakdown, tbh that's bull****, if it were I'd imagine he would have ended himself after his spree. Hopefully they will court martial this soldier and not end up giving him a slap on the wrist and a demotion like they normally do for their murderers.

Foghladh Registered User
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karma_ said:
What does this even mean? The thing about jokes is, if you're not funny, you shouldn't try it.

BBC are reporting a breakdown, tbh that's bull****, if it were I'd imagine he would have ended himself after his spree. Hopefully they will court martial this soldier and not end up giving him a slap on the wrist and a demotion like they normally do for their murderers.



I thought it was hilarious!

So if it wasn't a breakdown then what would you class it as? A sanctioned attack?

I'm not sure that all breakdowns have to end in a suicide either

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old_aussie Registered User
#13

karma_ said:

BBC are reporting a breakdown, tbh that's bull****,.


And of course you were there, and fully quallified to to analyse the situation and reason behind it.

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karma_ Banned
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Foghladh said:
I thought it was hilarious!

So if it wasn't a breakdown then what would you class it as? A sanctioned attack?

I'm not sure that all breakdowns have to end in a suicide either


That you find it hilarious I find in no way surprising.

What would I class it as? Let's see... Murder!

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Foghladh Registered User
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karma_ said:
That you find it hilarious I find in no way surprising.

What would I class it as? Let's see... Murder!



I don't think I'd dispute that it was an act of murder. What I dispute is your assertion that it couldn't have been caused by a mental breakdown. You base that on what? A gut feeling or the nationality of the soldier involved?

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