Tag archive for ‘Afghanistan’
By deskofbrian On Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

150 Afghan girls were poisoned by radicals for seeking education

National Post: About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country’s north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education. Since More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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Afghans riot, angry over killings – chant Death to America, burn Obama effigy

Gunmen have attacked a senior Afghan government delegation investigating the massacre of 16 civilians by a US soldier in southern Kandahar province. ”]At least one Afghan soldier was killed as the delegation, More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Two-thirds death in Afghanistan on Obama’s watch?

Two-thirds of U.S. military fatalities in the decade-long Afghan war have occurred since May 15, 2009, when the first wave of the troop surge ordered by President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan. U.S. Marines More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, December 8th, 2011

US military spending $400 for every gallon of fuel used in Afghanistan

U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert PalomaresGasoline in Afghanistan costs the US military approximately $400 per gallon. The Wall Street Journal published some interesting analysis: moving More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, November 7th, 2011

Army Specialist Justin Stoner testifies against Calvin Gibbs: threats, violence & body parts

TACOMA, Wash (Reuters) – A U.S. Army sergeant accused of murdering three unarmed Afghan civilians also led several troops in beating up a fellow soldier for informing on their drug use, then threatened to More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Jeremy Morlock testifies to Calvin Gibbs role in Afghan killings

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — Two starkly different versions of Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs’ tour of duty in Afghanistan emerged Monday in an Army courtroom where he faces charges of the premeditated murders of More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Calvin Gibbs, kill team leader, pleads Not Guilty

The US Army staff sergeant in charge of the notorious “Kill Team” in Afghanistan admitted in court on Monday to cutting the fingers off of the corpses of three Afghan civilians as trophies, but denied foreknowledge More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, October 17th, 2011

Christian Churches gone from Afghanistan

(CNSNews.com) — There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, October 7th, 2011

McChrystal: US naive & simple view of Afghanistan & history

The General who led Obama’s ‘surge’ strategy says even now the military does not have the local knowledge to end the conflict Stanley McChrystal said the US and Nato were only 50% of the way to More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

US Embassy in Afghanistan under attack by Taliban

A complicated attack involving multiple gunmen and apparent suicide bombers was underway in the heart of the Afghan capital Tuesday morning, and one of the primary targets was the U.S. Embassy. Mohammed Zahir, a More...