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US Army sergeant held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Azrael, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    16 civilians known dead.

    www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/world/asia/afghanistan-civilians-killed-american-soldier-held.html?hp





    updated 6:15
     
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Active Member

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    Shouldn't the headline read, "Terrorist kills 16 women and children"?

    Oh, wait, we only call them terrorists when they're Muslim. I forgot.
     
  3. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    And now Afghanistan has its My Lai.
     
  4. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    What a bad person.
     
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Active Member

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    He sure is...killing 16 women and children is despicable. Glad you agree.
     
  6. Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    Stop being dense. We called McVeigh and Nichols terrorists. If you use violence to achieve a secondary goal, primarily religious or political, you're a terrorist. If this person decided to murder civilians for those reasons, he would be.
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Active Member

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    Lone nut.
     
  8. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    Horrifying news, especially with children involved. And it puts the troops in even more danger in the most dangerous place on Earth.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled liberal exploitation programming.
     
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    I think you'll find Somalia is the most dangerous place on earth. The part about more danger is valid, though.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Active Member

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    Speaking of lone nuts .... ^^
     
  11. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    This is awful.
     
  12. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Active Member

    Re: American service member held for civilian shootings in Afghanistan.

    Oh stop it. This reminds me of the movement a few years back to call suicide bombers homicide bombers, because of the damage they did to others. That was silly too. You want to be as descriptive as you can. Bomber implies homicide, and suicide is a valuable adjective (not all bombers also kill themselves). Similarly, shooting spree implies terrorism, American serviceman is more descriptive.
     

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