I can’t begin today without a mention of the 5 soldiers who Australia lost yesterday in Afghanistan. Three of those were shot at point plank range by a man “wearing an Afghan National Army uniform” and who was thought to be an ally. The other two were Australian special forces soldiers who were aboard a International Security Assistance Force helicopter when it crashed. To the families and loved ones, both prayers and thoughts.
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US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta must be sweating bricks. As his plane was about to touch down at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan today a vehicle drove onto the runway and went kaboom, in what is feared to be an attempted assassination. Hmm, I don’t think Panetta’s visit to Afghanistan to quell fears over the US soldier’s rampage has got off to a very good start.
An American soldier is believed responsible for the carnage in an Afghanistan village which has left 16 dead, including women and children. The rogue soldier went from house to house at 3am shooting indiscriminately at people. The soldier has since been arrested but it leaves the US military with an enormous diplomatic nightmare.Thoughts and prayers for the Afghan community.
OK, here’s the thing Toronto man, you don’t go holidaying in Afghanistan while the US is still at war with the Taliban, because that’s a friggin kidnapping right there! Colin Rutherford has been held hostage by the Taliban since 2010 and the family are now trying to tee up a meeting with his captors via email “so we can work something out.” Hmm, I’m not sure they are the negotiating type? Anywho, seems the Canadian government have exhausted all avenues (seriously?). Colin went for a two week sight seeing vacation and 14 months later he is still there. Come on, can’t someone help? Oh and don’t look at me, I think I still have a few fatwas out on me!
Sheez, just when you thought you’d seen everything in twaddles a tiny terrorist dwarf with an AK-47 assault rifle slung over his shoulder.Yep, the mini Mujahideen, who looks strikingly like a miniature Bin Laden was filmed on the streets of Afghanistan.
OK people no need for alarm but a Chicago cop who served in Iraq and Afghanistan says there is a growing gang culture in the military and we need to get ready for gang members coming home with military training. Yep, he claims the Bagram Air Base is friggin covered in Chicago gang graffiti and not just from one gang, from several. The concern is when they return home and back to gang life they will be equipped with military tactics that they can ( and most probably will) use against police, other gangs and the public. Rambo!