May 21st, 2010
07:06 AM ET

Service member killed in southern Afghanistan

 A service member from the NATO-led force in southern Afghanistan was killed Friday in a roadside bombing, the International Security Assistance Force said.

It is the latest troop death in clashes between militants and forces from the NATO-led command and Afghan government.


Filed under: Daily Developments • Troops
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  1. CountryGuy

    I also pray that your signifiCant others come home safely as well🙂

    September 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CountryGuy

    That song is actually by Toby Keith. I pray your signifigant others come home safely!

    September 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. marinefiance

    The marine who had his life taken from him, was in the same unit/group that my marine is....I WANT ALL OF THEM HOME! This is a bull crap reason for them to be over there , i completely agree with you army wife the afghan people need to start standing up for themselves our men should'nt be losing their lives for people who don't want a change or who are to cowardice to do it them selves cause we cant stay over there forever! A song that helps me not want to go over there to drag my marine home is by Alan Jackson Courtesy of the RED WHITE and BLUE (it helps)

    May 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. armywife

    So the purpose of that was? It doesn't matter how they learned how to do it, it matters that they are doing it. What kind of people would willing blow up THIER OWN CHILDREN. That is souless. I agree I think that if they just continue to blow each other up then what are we doing there? The afghan people need to start standing up for themselves or we need to get the hell out of there. This is stupid.

    May 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Smith in Oregon

    For a full year, defense contractors have been waging a multi-million dollar propaganda campaign on News Media commercials claiming Iran invented explosively formed projectiles which are among the deadliest forms of improvised explosive devices which are being used across the Middle East to kill American troops.

    Today, part of that false claim was revealed as the Nature Media Channel showed the steps for a top kill deep sea crude Oil operation. A series of small EFP's are lowered deep inside the deep sea drill casing and detention. The EFP's blast a series of small holes thru the deep sea Oil casing instead of simply partially rupturing the heavy well casing pipe. Then drilling mud and cement is forced down the deep sea well casing to permanently seal that undersea deep sea oil well.

    Although all shape charges could be termed EFP's in use since WW2, the specific design of EFP's with copper convex slugs appears to be directly tailor made ORIGINALLY to prepare a deep Ocean well casing for a top kill filled with cement.

    It is certainly not any stretch to place Petrol workers entirely familiar with that practice to have shared that information with country's and organizations that do not love the American people. For example these specific types of EFPs were first used in improvised explosive devices against a armoured car in the 1989 assassination of the German banker Alfred Herrhausen (attributed to the Red Army Faction) , and then 17 years later by Hezbollah in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. The most recent use is their widespread introduction in IEDs by insurgents in Iraq in Afghanistan.

    This appears to directly refute any honesty of the US defense agency's claim in their multi-million dollar commercials stating Iran invented the copper slugged EFP's. Iran doesn't have any deep sea crude Oil wells.

    It is ENTRELY likely copper slugged EFP's were in fact invented by US Defense contractors working in conjunction with the DARPA, US Dept. of Defense (DOD) and the Big Oil corporations to design and work out a reliable method to permanently cap deep sea crude Oil wells.

    That research and development appears to have been either directly shared with China or leaked out to the Red Army where it was put into a nefarious use to assassinate a hardened target, namely the 1989 assassination of the German banker Alfred Herrhausen by the Red Army Faction in Europe. From there it was likely shared with North Korea and from there to Middle East nations who maintain a friendly relationship with North Korea.

    May 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mother of a service man

    What is wrong with this picture? Why are we (Americans) there? Why are our service men and women being killed everyday for a people who have no souls???

    May 23, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Former Marine

    It's sad really. There are so many people that call the Americans cowardly in their fight, yet I have yet to see us plant ONE roadside bomb (Or as we call it in the buisness IED.)

    May 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • armywife

      I am so sick of hearing that myself. My husband is over there busting his butt. We have a two year old son and I have a medical condition that could have probably made him stay here. But he was called and wouldn't have on his conscience someone else taking his place. Now you tell me who the cowardly person is. I am so sick and tired of our people fighting for nothing. They don't seem to want us there so then we shouldn't be there.

      May 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |