Monday, March 19, 2012

Some Soldiers Suck*

conditions apply*

Kandahar massacre revenge for attack on US troops: Afghan report

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (L), one of the soldiers accused of involvement in the recent massacre of Afghan civilians, at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, August 23, 2011

An Afghan parliamentary investigation team says the massacre of at least 16 civilians by American soldiers in Kandahar province was planned in retaliation for an earlier attack on US forces.

The head of the Afghan parliamentary investigation, Sayed Ishaq Gillani, said the locals suspect that the slaughter of the Afghan civilians was carried out in revenge for an attack which destroyed an American tank last week.

Earlier on Monday, the Afghan tribal leaders of Kandahar province also said that the carnage was in retaliation against the bomb attack on the US tank in the Zangabad region in Panjwaii district in the province of Kandahar.

Following the blast, the American forces summoned local Afghans and tribal leaders of the region and vowed a bloody revenge on their children and wives, the Kandahar tribal leaders added.

The new findings came in the wake of an earlier report by the team, which suggested that the American troopers also raped two female victims of the massacre before killing them.

The investigation mission also implicated up to 20 US soldiers in the carnage. “We are convinced that one soldier cannot kill so many people in two villages within one hour at the same time, and the 16 civilians, most of them children and women, have been killed by the two groups,” investigator Hamizai Lali said.

Sergeant Robert Bales, one of the soldiers accused of involvement in the massacre of Afghan civilians, was flown from a temporary military prison in Kuwait to a maximum security cell in Fort Leavenworth in the US state of Kansas. The transfer of the US soldier outraged the Afghan people, who demanded the public trial of the perpetrators of the heinous act in their country.

Earlier on Friday, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai criticized the United States for not cooperating with the Afghan fact-finding team and said the killing of the civilians by foreign forces in Afghanistan “has been going on for too long.”

On March 11, a group of US soldiers went from house to house in Kandahar’s Panjwaii district and gunned down Afghan civilians inside their homes, killing at least 16 people, mostly women and children, and injuring several others. 


  1. But for heavens sake, if you live in my country (the UK), be careful what you say about soldiers in Afghanistan:

    An asian teenager was just arrested for making this posting this on Facebook:

    West Yorkshire Police spokesman: "He didn't make his point very well and that is why he has landed himself in bother."

    "Ahmed has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence and will appear at Dewsbury Magistrates Court on 20 March 2011."


    Perhaps I can expect a knock at the door myself for commenting on it... Who knows?

    Source -

    Quite a good comment on it at WideShutUk (youtube channel)

    Still loving the blog. Good selection of stuff. Cheers.


    1. Thanks for your support my Friend! I need to clarify the title of this post. Soldiers can be great people. In fact every soldier, policeman and customs officer I've met~ since leaving Mexico, through panama, Colombia and peru~ has been lovely, friendly, smiling, polite, helpful and kind. I tend to generalise to potentise the punchline. I'm coming from the really deeper down truest perspective of the late great Bill Hicks.... "aint ch'yall just HIRED KILLERS!!!" It's a little intense but a fair backlash against my lifetime of society backed propaganda "support the troops". I will add a photo of me hugging a panamanian soldier so you get the picture