May 31st, 2010
09:26 AM ET

U.S. military: Air strike kills Taliban leader in Kandahar

A precision air strike has killed one of the two most senior Taliban leaders in Kandahar province and several of his fighters, the U.S. military said Monday.

Officials had been tracking Taliban commander Haji Amir and his fighters for several days and ordered the air strike when the leader stopped at a small mud hut in a rural area Sunday morning, according to a military statement.

Amir escaped from prison in June 2008 and recently was in Pakistan planning Taliban attacks, the statement said.

The U.S. military said he returned to Afghanistan in April to lead attacks against coalition and Afghan forces.

In a separate operation Sunday night, an Afghan-international security force detained several suspected insurgents while searching a series of compounds in Helmand province.

Officials seized weapons and approximately 30 kilograms of wet opium during the search, according to the military.

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  1. Michael C.

    What we need is a great leader in the field, the draft, and a sense of what would happen if we lose this war.....did I just say That?

    May 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Boz

    When you are at war, you must kill the enemy before they kill you. It's a sad commentary but true!

    May 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MucAlfuzlims

    Might as well keep taking it to them over there vice messing up our back yard. We take our trash to the land fill, they live in theirs. Big difference and it just won't change. You can take one of them out of that environment and show him how we live and how to make a positive difference in the world and he'll still find some way to crap in his own bed. It is a fundamental thing about how we think and how they think and that is why we won't ever really get along. As long as we carry a bigger stick and wield it mightily above their heads and let them know we'll crush their stinky skulls if they mess with us – then and only then we'll get along.

    May 31, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ervin Raab

    RELENTLESSLY keep knocking these SOB'S until we get Bin Laden

    May 31, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. brokenagain

    no matter how many Taliban/Al Qaeda leaders the US Military kills... there will always be another right behind to take his place. This is just nothing more than a vicious cycle that will never end no matter who wins or loses the war. Our military just needs lend minimal aid to train the Afghan and Iraqi forces how to do things, then let them fend for themselves.. We have enough problems back home state side to worry about.. If our government needs to leave a few thousand troops behind to keep an eye on things like they do in Korea, then by all means, lets do it.. The less we have in the middle east, the less casualities we may *possibility* (operative word) have.

    Just my 2 Cents, although I'm probably a penny short.. =]

    *just noticed I screwed up my post and replied to someone else.. sorry about that.

    May 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jimmy the Big Fat Greek

    CNN, you guys gotta give a SPOILER alert. Where's the HD video of them dropping the Hellfire? I want my kill strikes uploaded – no more censorship. What's a guy gonna watch while supporting his local McDonald's

    May 31, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Oldsoldier2

    The folks who want our forces brought home right now are very shortsighted. What do you think will happen if we admit defeat and just "bring our troops home”? Our enemies will certainly see our withdrawal as a win for them and it will embolden even more "soldiers" for their cause. Too many folks have forgotten 9 – ll. We have enough trouble now with terrorist attempts to blow up bombs in crowded places and on air planes. What do you think would happen if their leaders were left with a secure training ground like Afghanistan and an inexhaustible supply of potential “martyrs”? These people are human beings. They can be beaten. We just have to show them a better way to live, or if they are not reasonable, a quicker way to die. Success is not just around the corner but it is achievable. Stay the course and win!

    May 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D.Cleveland

    Every time they claim to have killed a taliban leader the same guy comes back to life a few months later.

    May 31, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. George

    Afghans have defeated invading armies for centuries. The US should leave in dignity while it can. The brutal occupation only feeds hatred and recruits resistance fighters.

    May 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve

    Daniel... I'd like to know what makes you all "high and mighty" on everything related to the conflict in Afghanistan. You make wild claims about all Americans being dumb and being "brainwashed by TV" Quick question... where do you get your information?

    May 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    Does US really care if women re forced to cover they’re faces in public? Is it really that important to the US gov? Really? Common man, if such oppressions are so important for US why didn’t US stop the massacre in Rwanda? Why? Because it had no political interest I guess huh? So pls U don’t sit there and arm chair peoples cultures meanwhile no one say anything about Israel keeping Palestinians in a small patch of land surrounded by walls and soldiers and no access to any outside medicine, food clothing etc...Isn’t this more serious than women having to cover they’re faces? .,....pathetic

    May 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John

    Mujaheddin will eat America alive the will never stop kill one 100 will rise to take his place you don't no what you dealing with

    May 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John K. Yang

    U.S. and coalition multi-national forces will probably be in Afghanistan as long a duration of time or longer than when the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) forces were in Afghanistan during the Afghan-Soviet war, during the late 1970's until the early 1990's. The former Soviet military along with their allies suffered casualties in the hundreds of thousands when they fought the, "Mujihideen", and, "Taliban", when the U.S. Government was providing financial support, logistics support and weapons to the Afghan resistance back then. I'm surprised though at the low numbers of casualties reported within this current Afghan confilct, unless, the actual number of casualties, the real numbers are being hidden from public knowledge.

    May 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Steve

    Daniel, I'd like to know what makes you the "high and mighty" authority on anything related to the very nature of the Afghan conflict. You make a wild claim about all "Americans being dumb" and "being brainwashed by TV" and crap like that. Where do you get your information, Daniel?

    May 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. miss.molly.o

    i noticed that all the people on here who do not want us to pull out of this war spell alot of things incorrectly... just maybe they aren't educated and shouldn't be allowed to voice their opinions....

    May 31, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You're right,miss.molly.o.Only the ingnorant and those who are filled with hatred support this obscene war along with the right-wing politicians and war profiteers.Most,if not all of these right-wing fanatics don't think that I have any right to post my moderate opinions against this war.These people are definately opposed to academic freedom of any kind.

      May 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Is this another assumed name Anabel?

        June 1, 2010 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  16. e po

    WWII was the last war that the US won – more or less. And it was won like every war in history. Sorry to say, but you need to defeat both the army and the population that supports them. That will begin by the elimination of the tribal regions including the evacuation of all population centres within with the intent of forming a wide monitored buffer zone. Let Pakistan decide what to do with the resulting refugees – they know very well who the militants are and what to do with them.

    May 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ron

    the afgan war is all about who will controll the heroin comming into usa an europ its all about the money like always not happy unless wer killing people occupy every country in the world building affgan sewer plants water plants spending tax payers money there are people in ky no running water sewers running into creeks close thease bassess all over the world if they want us there tell em to pay free ride is over we got enough problems here they shut water off in my town in va on a 90 year old lady then she died way to dem an gop

    May 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Dan

    Never forget 911 people!! We have to keep fighting people! They will not stop!

    May 31, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. E.Marshall

    Good job!! U.S. kill another lowlife thug!

    May 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      What makes you think that the right-wing thugs in Washington are any better???I mean the right-wing politicians seeking to further their political careers and the war profiteers.I don't see anybody blogging anything against them.This is getting quite apalling.

      May 31, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        "Al-Qaeda's number three leader in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, has been killed, reports say."
        Kill confirmed by al-kaida...

        June 1, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
      • MAC

        Evidently you're under the mistaken impression the left wing is different, they're not. Pull your head out of the sand. With every post you make you reveal your serious lack of education and the fact you're nothing more than an automaton.

        Right wing/left wing – they're all the same they all dance the Potomac Two Step all the way to the bank.

        June 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  20. SSG

    I, as a 17 year vet of military, have come to the conclusion after reading most of these posts, that unless you have served (or have a damned good reason for not) you should have no rights as an american. This is expressly because you have NO IDEA what it takes to earn and keep these rights!

    May 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. desert voice

    Let me throw in my five cents. There is a lot of blame to go around, in America, Canada, and Afghanistan. The saints are becoming an endangered species. In America, there is a cultural-moral crisis going on, which forebodes a grim future. Canada is a natural paradise, but there is wickedness there to be sure. Just remember the guy whose head was severed on the Greyhound bus. I still pray for his soul each day, McLean, if I recall. And Afghanistan, with its tragic history, really breaks my heart. We are not winning there because the people is uncommonly analphabetic. They don't understand us! They feel like they don't need us in the long run. It's a tragicomic situation. More tragic than comic, given the blood that keeps running. We must engage our best minds on how to stop this war!

    May 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mz

    Good job. Let them know that eventually we will get them ALL.

    May 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jerry

    I have just one last thing to say, Daniel you're all woman...

    May 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. alo

    Hey Daniel how's it going with your crusade?,,, I step out for few minutes/.. did you make you home work?. so explain me how predator or drones kill people?..

    May 31, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  25. mindbend

    Can we please GPS Daniel. Got a precision bomb for em.

    May 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Robert Wade

    It appears that CNN has blocked me from discussing my points of view on their stories being reported. I would like to use this opportunity to point out two issues that are currently in the news: 1) The U.S. must continue to do what it is doing to rid the world of these mass killers who kill in the name of Allah. Should we infringe upon Pakistan in doing so, then so be it, since the Pakistani military won't do the job themselves. 2) The latest news concerning the Isrealis attacking the Gaza Strip armada and the world's reaction to it is just another example of the anti-semectic culture that exist in the western world as well as the muslim world.
    Why isn't there an out-cry by the world when some radical muslim group sets off a suicide bomb killing dozens of Isrealis? The Hamas or the other political group shoots off rockets into Isreal, why don't the west condeme that action?
    The only democratic government in the middle-east must continue doing what it does aganist these fanatics who call themselves Palistinains. When solutions are offered, the zealots talk a good game then refuse to accept any and all peaceful arrangements.
    The reason for this is simple, they do not intend to ever live in peace with Isreal. They do not want Isreal to exist. It's never been a secret, they have always been up front about it, but we including the U.S. continues to hide our heads in the sand so to speak and pretend we can deal with these crazy people.

    May 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  27. sanethinker

    yeah what ever madrasa manual say about all Americans:)

    May 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. sanethinker

    may be about y a n k e e y s d e scribed in m a d r a s a m a n u a l:)

    May 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  29. sanethinker

    May be Yankees as described in madrasa manual:)

    May 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. E.Marshall

    I notice there people on this blog. That not in Miltary. Please do not lie about been in Miltary you give those who serve and die been hurt. A black eye with your lies these people are REAL HEROS NOT HOLLYWOOD ACTORS.I know now with president we got now don't care about our miltary or LawEnforcement personell. God bless you all

    May 31, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. tom

    from canada – i watch and chuckle. people like arlo and daniel are soooooooo lame. they want to end the war. well who doesn't? but to end it stupidly and just walk away is assinine. the world is safer and happier with what america is doing. keep at 'er boys. more drones, less geeks like arlo.

    May 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  32. http://twitter.com/whybs

    Nice! One less sissy man in burqa! 🙂

    Next one, please step up!

    May 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Daniel

    Jerry –
    I think your statement speaks for itself.
    I'm done here.
    OPEN UP YOUR MINDS PEOPLE!!! NEVER BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ< SEE BIGOTRY AND IGNORANCE IS BLISS, BUT ULTIMATELY THE ROOT OF ALL TYRANNY.

    May 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      I never believe anything you write...

      May 31, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. alo

    Bye daniel and Jerry.. I had to go out( too bad).. see you later... has some readings and home work about history, politics and geography... it gonna make you a better american.. see you later.... are you on welfare?..

    May 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Make me a better American? what makes you think i am an American?

      May 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Anabel

    END WARS NOW.
    STOP USING CASUALTY COUNT COMPARISONS TO SUGGEST WE ARE SOMEHOW WINNING!
    WE ALL LOSE.

    May 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Daniel, Good grief are you calling yourself Anabel now?

      May 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        It was expedient, because the connection is screwing up here – not posting when it should be, etc.
        Just focus on the content dude. I knows it's hard for simpletons, and confusing, but just try to focus on the content.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Daniel "it was expedient? pretending to be a woman? that is the funniest thing you have posted so far!!!

        May 31, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Daniel

    END WARS NOW.
    STOP COMPARING CAUALTY COUNTS AND USING LOW AMOUNTS OF DEAD SOLDIERS TO SUGGEST WE ARE WINNING.
    WE ALL LOSE.

    May 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  37. alo

    no Daniel I had a hot dog for lunch while reading a 'Taliban leader adn his commanders' sent to hell by americans witha bomb droped right in their heads!!!!!!!!!!...hehhehehhe... hamburger someone?

    May 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  38. alo

    Not Daniel I had a hot dog while reading a 'Taliban leader adn his commanders' sent to hell by americans witha bombdroped right in his heads!!!!!!!!!!...hehhehehhe.. hamburger someone?

    May 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Daniel

    Alo is so clever, he repeated his own posting twice.... it's nice to see these clever people on this posting to prove my points.

    May 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  40. michael

    another taliban leader and his men down. we are winning. going to the beach for memorial day

    May 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. alo

    Oh I am missingthe fun!.. I had to lunch..anyway Daniel..we are not judge ou by your belief ( democracy),... we are judging you beacause your intellingece and brain iQ is like a 'mosquito brain in everglades'..shame to be an american saying such thing.... so where did you go school?..

    May 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Oh, isn't that clever... what'd ya have for lunch? An oxycoton sandwhich?

      May 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • alo

        no I ate a hot odg while reading a 'Taliban leader adn his commanders' sent to hell by americans witha bombdroped right in his heads!!!!!!!!!!...hehhehehhe!

        May 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Earl

    It's time to root out the origin of all Talaban movement. Pakistan should be heavy bombed.

    May 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martin

      What about Saudi Arabia? Where do the Taliban get educated (brainwashed)? In the madrassas in Pakistan. Where have those same madrassas received much of their financial backing? The Saudi royal family.

      May 31, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Chris

    What a nice Memorial Day Present.

    May 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  44. sanethinker

    Not sure of 72 after life, What do we do with the one on earth?

    May 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Dan

    Found those virgins yet, hombre?

    May 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dave In Dearborn

    Good Job Boys! If You Your Not Scared To Die For What You Believe In Then Dress In A Uniform, Get Your Guns, And Face Us Like Real Men. If Straping A Bomb To Yourself Is Considered An "Honorable" Death. Then What Do You Call Someone That Dies Fighting Along Side His Brothers And Sisteres Face To Face With The Enemy, With No Confusion On Who Is The Fighter, In Countries Around The World Just So You Can Express Yourself Freely However You Wish To Do So! I Call That A Hero Rightfully Deserving Of The Flag Of This Country To Drap His Body And A Piece Of Earth For Him Where The Grass Is Always Green And Hes Never Far From Other Real American Heros! http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/photo_gallery/5-3-10.html

    May 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  47. alo

    Daniel.. glad you answered back.. anyway yes you are an american.. we'll send you a predator on your head..

    May 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      This is precisely the thinking that allowed the Stazi secret police to spy on its own citizens. Americans are doomed once the terrorists have us spying on ourselves, and changing our laws to enact this line of rationale, which is largely being perpetuated in the conservative talk shows right now.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Daniel

    CargoCult –
    Your thinking can also be viewed as if America's view on Afghanistan and Iraq, are also Hitler-like. So you cannot logically use it as an analogy. Read Paxton's book on fascism. It is a term that is thrown around all too often these days in an attempt to shut down conversations, it's called "Godwins law." You should really look in the mirror first before you say something.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stuck In Afghany

      I guaran f_cking tee you...one ramp ceremony will have a profound impact on what you think of the Taliban. They may have an unalienable right to exist like all sentient beings, but I challenge you to carry the casket of your friend to a waiting C-130 just hours after a run-in with an IED.

      I truly hope you never have to go through that hell.

      Enjoy your Memorial Day.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        First of all, sorry about your fallen comrade. But you are asking to me to base my decisions on biased rationale. If someone close to me dies, then I should be according to you, act based on the loss of someone close to me. This, would be Irrational. I think before I do things, sorry George Bush.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Stuck In Afghany

        There are limitless times in one's life to be rational. And one would think that war would be one of those times. Rationality may have worked in a war against another country, but all bets are off in a war against an ideology. 2,995 innocent people lost their lives in a matter of hours on American soil. Afghan women are beaten and mutilated every day for looking at a man wrong. I highly doubt our enemies have any remorse for innocent lives. I guess I'm just one of those "eye for an eye" people. I think the punishment should fit the crime. If we give them so much as an inch, they will take a mile.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        Stuck in Afghany –
        I think it is funny that you attempt to claim yourself as a modern day superhero in the same sentence using three things:
        1. Using irrationality is good.
        2. Sticking up for the women of other people whom you have no understanding of their rituals, cutoms, or beliefs.
        3. and then qouting an ancient Babylonian king, Hammurabi's "eye for an eye"...

        youv'e lost all credibility here.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Stuck In Afghany

        No-
        I'm not a superhero. Batman is a superhero.
        I'm just a simple soldier who follows orders.

        The point I'm making is these people aren't going to give up if we try to talk to them. You think the coalition and Afghan leadership haven't tried to welcome them to their conferences? Whether you like it or not, the war will continue, both sides will lose lives, and we're no tleaving for a while. One person's ignorant coments on a CNN article are not going to change that. So be pessimistic. Be condescending. Nobody in here really gives a damn for unpatriotic, America-hating people. It probably would be best if you left.....you're not very poopular in here and no one's taking you seriously anyway.

        May 31, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • CargoCult

      Paxton was French, which begins to explain alot about you. The French tried to appease Hitler and look what it got them.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        So I guess the French are next, huh? Wow, America is isolating itself mroe and more... friends are increasingly becoming hard to find.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jon in La Marque

        Are you saying if they did not appease Hitler the results would have been different???

        May 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  49. sanethinker

    We need paper, they do not. Islam does not recognize borders, otherwise why will we find so many of them across globe (ill)legally?

    May 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Daniel

    I think it is funny how Alo asked me if I was American, as if all Americans are for this war in Afghanistan and Iraq. In his mind, everyone thinks like him, and that it is ludicrous that his views of killing innocent people in both Afghanistan and Iraq should be and is accepted by ALL AMERICANS.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • CargoCult

      Many Americans supported Hitler before WW2. Do you agree with them? The goals of Hitler and radical Islam are virtually identical.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        CargoCult said that "many Americans supported Hitler before WW2"....

        wha? The rate of communication was much slower paced back then, I seriously doubt this claim.

        May 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        True, the UK had Fascist supporters also.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  51. HOWZ3R

    Wow! I'm shocked these thugs aren't blaming the U.S. for innocent civilian deaths this time. I'm sure this leader will probably be replaced with another one, since these Anti-American, Anti-white, Anti-Patriotic, & Anti-Western Muslims are trained at a very young age. An escapee from a terrorist prison, he definitely got what he deserved!!

    May 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      Why anti-white????? Where does that come from....They had no problem receiving aid and arms from the CIA when they were against the soviets...oh that's right the Soviets white too..

      May 31, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  52. sanethinker

    It might be a while, they are being groomed in Pakistan, brainwashed by ISI, trained by army and funded by drugs/charity around mosque. Or may be they have lined up at the boarder or holed up (Islamkush mountains)

    May 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Daniel

    Alo –
    Yes. I am an American citizen. Are you going to ask me for my papers now?
    I happen to be an American citizen who CAN THINK! Not be led by emotion.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stuck In Afghany

      whatever you say osama

      May 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Are you still living in Dubai?

      May 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      I am glad to see the intelligence level of those who reply. You prove my point. Americans are dumb.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        You just admitted that you are not an American.

        May 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shonsy

        Nice, you use a blanket statement to try to prove your point. LOL are you serious?

        May 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        No, I am very much an American. I am just saddened to see that many of my fellow citizens are so easily misguided by watching Fox News all day long, and surrounding themselves with like-minded people – never once attempting to think from another person's perspective. Bigotry manifests in our routine behaviors, and perpetuated by those with whom we associate ourselves on a daily basis. Read Erving Goffman, or Pierre Bourdieu. Got damn, man – turn of Fox News, and open up your minds!!! Get out of your tunnel-vision – black boxes!!

        May 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shonsy

        Granted there are some less educated people (like everywhere in the world) but thinking that people that have a different view than you are 'stupid' is pretty arogant. I don;t even get Fox news and that does not change my stance at all on the war or my political opinions. Why you try to use a news station to prove a point is beyond me, last time I checked Fox news was highly unpopular with most Americans. I'm not even American, I'm Canadian, So I guess all Canadians are stupid too?

        May 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        Dan is definitely Al Gore. I have seen a inconvient mistruth

        June 3, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        Every one else in the world that Canadians are americans.

        June 3, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Shonsy

      What are your thought on 9-11? do yout think it was an inside job?

      May 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        Shonsy –
        No, I am not a conspiracy theorist, which you were quick to judge me as. I very much believe in the fact that America is under siege. Now, having said that – why are we under siege? Consider the tremendous grip America and capitalist economies have placed on the rest of the world. This fundamental fact of geopolitical climate evades the commoners minds, like yours and Jerry's. You have to first realize that the world is complex. Not black and white, us versus them, as your simplistic assertions would have you believe.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shonsy

        I did not try to pin anything on you, just trying to see how you come up with your opinions.
        Granted there are some less educated people (like everywhere in the world) but thinking that people that have a different view than you are 'stupid' is pretty arogant. I don;t even get Fox news and that does not change my stance at all on the war or my political opinions. Why you try to use a news station to prove a point is beyond me, last time I checked Fox news was highly unpopular with most Americans. I'm not even American, I'm Canadian, So I guess all Canadians are stupid too?

        May 31, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        Shonsy –
        I'm really really sorry that I hurt your feelings. Seriously, I did not mean to hurt your precious feelings. I'm sooo sorry.
        Please forgive me.
        If you are Canadian, then you would agree that most Americans are pretty fu#$in dumb.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shonsy

        Hurt my feelings? LOL are you trying to belittle me now? Rock solid tactic to use. Why not try to use common sense like you try to assert you have above all Americans. I am Canadian but I do not think Americans are dumb, for me to use a blanket statement/thought like that how intelligent would that make me look? There are less aducated people in every country in the world. So of course you have it in the states just like we have it here. You are the one that should keep an open mind.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      What do you think about ending all war against Israel?????

      I thought about that ... I'm more interested in that...cause I already know how to end that..But the Taliban is another thing.

      May 31, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • E. Elliott

        What if Turkey declares war on them (Israelis) for attacking their nationals on the relief boats and we are required by NATO to join them?

        May 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        No new countries will added to EU after Greece (abd other PIIGS) for a long time

        June 3, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  54. Daniel

    America's self-aggrandizement and self-appraisal for murdering innocent people wil lsoon be at an end.
    Here's an idea, leave Afghanistan and Iraq... stop the killing of innocent people. Only time can heal. Look around, Americans are going back to Vietnam right now, holding people and crying their demons away. This will also happen twnety years from now once we leave Afghanistan and Iraq. humans are stupid, especially Americans.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • alo

      Daniel are you an american?..

      May 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        No, emphatically not, he calls himself Daniel sometimes Daniel1 sometimes Daniel-2, his self-aggrandizement is that he thinks posting here makes a difference.

        May 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        Dan1 Dan etc are all his multiple personalities. He stopped taking his tablets again. Would the good Dan please come to the front.

        June 3, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      You say that my posting here will not make a difference?? Then what in the hell are you doing on this post. If you are claiming that your posting is not an attempt to "make a difference" then you are simply a loser who has nothing else to do.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        What am i doing here? i am 'winding up' a troll, that's what.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      I understand, Daniel, but such is the human condition....we don't know any better...We don't even know how to leave..

      May 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      I couldn't have said better myself!

      May 31, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muckeroo

      No problemo, Daniel. If the misogynist pederasts called al Qaeda and their piglets called Taliban would just stay in the sty called Afghanistan and Pakistan and slaughter their own innocents, we'd be happy to oblige. But see? The misogynist pederasts and their piglets attacked us here, thousands of miles away. Bet you didn't say a word, did you?
      Bet you and the pederast piggies you defend never say a word when MOOZLIMS kill thousands of innocents...do you?
      Back to your sty. I can smell you.

      May 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  55. me in NH

    NEXT LEADER - STEP UP PLEASE – until we get you

    May 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Daniel

    If you are so smart Alo, then explain to me why the common person in Afghanistan sees this killing, which is felt and reverberates throughout the whole extended family, which produces exponential terrorists as a result – as somehow winning the war. Explain that.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      It might just stop them joining the 'family business'

      May 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      that's easy ...it's like a video game...we keep shooting.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jon in La Marque

        Btw my son is thirtyyears old ...he still shooting on his video game...LOL

        May 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  57. alo

    agree Rick.. respect,and always thanks to our troops, all the soldier nations fighting terrorist and specially for the fallen ones,god be with you, and god protect our troops.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Daniel

    So if we keep using this stealthy tactic to kill people who walk around, whom we don't even question first, kind of like presuming guilt before innocense, then America is winning the war – right??

    May 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • alo

      Officials had been tracking Taliban commander Haji Amir and his fighters for several days and ordered the air strike when the leader stopped at a small mud ....... helloooo?......are you like BA, retired from 1918?...

      May 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shonsy

      Obviously the intelligence they had got it right, They confirmed who it was that they killed.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        No. What You are told through the Television set, is what you believe to be accurate information. You are gullible.

        May 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        Also Shonsy –
        Ezplain to me how they can identify a human being who has been obliterated by a 5000 lb bomb.

        May 31, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shonsy

        You are right, thats what we are told through the television. Thats all anybody has to go on, so you thinking you know things that no one else knows is pretty arogant. They have had the resources to identify the bodies for along time do some research on it. Also just because he was killed does not mean he was blown apart. He could have just been hit by flying debris. Not too hard to figure out.

        May 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • alo

      welll...did you know about the predators and the Info they can collect?...once again please read up there , are you french?

      May 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      The answer to that seems to be yes.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • CargoCult

      You mean the same way Haji and his buddies questioned everyone on 9-11?

      May 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Rick

    I can't thank you enough, US soldiers, for all you do to keep us safe at home. Drop the bombs, remove the terrorists from the face of the Earth, do what is necessary and needed to preserve our liberty. We support you, are honored by your sacrifice, and on this special day offer our thanks to you and all before you who have given their time, their health, and their lives for our country. Daniel2 has the freedom to express his opinion because of YOU! Be safe and thanks again!

    May 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  60. sanethinker

    Talibans were never peaceful, it is sarcastic/civilized way of presenting them:)

    May 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      They's a bad you know what, no doubt but we enabled and even armed them against the Soviets....

      May 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • sanethinker

        Did we arm them for what they are doing now???

        May 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        Your enemies enemy is always your friend.

        June 3, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  61. Shonsy

    LOL BA gets called out... Should check out his google search before he posted

    May 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  62. peggy bayless

    It was the taliban beheading dozens of Russian military men, making certian that Chechnean girls got an education that started all this. So I really think that gathering up the clerics and comfortably isolating them. Maybe the Saudies could afford to host them all at the palace for the rest of their lives...away from the ignorant masses who they control would end this idiocy. OR just kill them every darned one of them as soon as they stick their heads up and open their ugly mouths to spew their hate and cruelty. Take them out. They are the leaders not the guys who are running around with guns and bombs. They are just the messenge boys.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • CargoCult

      The Saudis get a huge benefit from all the unrest in the Middle East. As long as we are chasing every Haji and Mohammed with a grudge the focus remains off the real issues that divide the muslim world from the rest of us.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      Speaking of Russians perhaps no doubt we'd been better off leaving the whole situation alone..instead we enabled the Taliban, who enabled Osama been laid to unrest Laden.....hey! I'm posting on both sides of the issue!!! LOL

      May 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  63. alo

    poor BA.. did you get wounded or something in the Gulf?.. I am suspecting brain injured or a virus in your memory?..hmmm..please let us know..

    May 31, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Shonsy

    I can't believe the people in here that call the Taliban innocent.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tmack

      there are not innocent men and women in Afghanistan. Nuke em all and be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      hey the Taliban is innocent ....they've done nothing wrong, just like Dr. Jekll they're experimenting...

      May 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  65. LC

    BA,
    You mean you were a veteran of Desert Storm right? I'm pretty sure 82nd hadnt crossed the border into Iraq in 2002, let alone with enought time left for you to retire after doing so. Which three conflicts did you get this real combat experience in? You did more than just pump gas and complain right?

    May 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  66. alo

    well David.. we'll kim again son..and off course Sunday' anytime ... but if BA changes his mind we can kill him anytime , may be after 12:pm or 2pm after mass, don't know where if BA from?.. anyway for me any day anytime is good .. BA any comments?

    May 31, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  67. sanethinker

    Looks like Turkey started emulating the basics of un(civilized) world lead by Taliban, Hamas, LeT, JeM etc. I expected Turkey to have tacit approval for this convoy. They claim peaceful people in the convoy, sounds like "unarmed peace loving people with box cutters on 911".
    Now on we should see the peaceful protest across the crescent ummah with very peaceful and polite protesters from pak/afghan mawali. With lots of theories running in their talk show about conspiracy to destabilize Turkey I guess.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  68. David Crandall

    But I fear there will just be another taliban leader to take his place. Even little kids are being taught and brought up to be Taliban so you must kill little kids to wipe them out. Seems to be a war without end.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      true but life would be boring without them, wouldn't it?

      May 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  69. GW

    The only good Talib is a dead Talib.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Here's aother shining example of that right-wing lynch mob mentality.But that pleases the right-wing thugs in Washington who can't seem to get enough of it.

      May 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Daniel, you are such a sore loser.

        June 1, 2010 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  70. Abdul Rahim

    Salam Alaykom,

    The Taliban get what they deserve! They are evil un-Islamic hypocrites. Allaho Akbar!

    May 31, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      As-Salamu Alaykum.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Earl

      If majority of the Muslims condemn the Taliban then it would not get the moral support and that would have good affect.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon in La Marque

      yeah, but they keep us all entertained...

      May 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      All this hatred gets us nowhere.I guess the rigth fanatics will happy only when the Afghans start chanting :Allah Snackbar" instead of "Allah Akbar".

      May 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roy

      A Muslim will not spell the greeting like that. You must be a jew!!!

      June 1, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  71. alo

    Igues the more goats they have the higher the rank?... that's problably why they get kill on Sundays BA?, goatherder day g,oatherder walk!..

    May 31, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  72. austinmac

    Good job. Those opposed to such an action are sadly morons. I suppose you all believe terrorist acts killing people in this country should be tolerated.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  73. Hari

    It seems that everyone killed in Afghanistan is a "senior commander" or "lieutenant general" or even "Taliban leader". Is the Taliban structured like an insurance company or financial advisory firm where everyone is a president or VP?

    May 31, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      They all think they are the CEO.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Jon in La Marque

        nothing worse than than everyone being a boss....that way they can easily recruit ..

        May 31, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Art H

      The seasoned leadership of the Taliban are almost entirely decimated via the highly effective drone program. The "leaders" currently are all young and in-experienced (and particularly brutal) characters, who make more mistakes, unlike their "dearly departed" precedecessors.....and thus are easier to take out.

      The further widening of the drone program will finally allow the tide to be turned in favor of the tribal leadership in the region, who have had their authority "confiscated" by these newly minted Taliban "leaders".

      May 31, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  74. ric

    anyone who thinks a taliban leader is "innocent" deserves to have their mother, daughter, sister under the thumb of such "innocent civilians". difficult to believe there are still moronic idiots like that in this country. you and your ilk are laughable and pathetic.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  75. alo

    Yes Loren and we'll kill him again on Sunday( BA)......

    May 31, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  76. Loren

    Does it really matter. These Taliban leaders are like an Airwick air freshner, just plug in a new one!

    May 31, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Different smell though...

      May 31, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Art H

      Loren, what is however known is that the drone program has decimated the seasoned leadership of the Pakistani Taliban and they are having to rely more and more on in-experienced and younger people who make far more mistakes and are easier to swiftly take out.

      What this would do is to put these bad apples on the backfoot for a bit, thus given some breathing space for the regular people in the region to get back their lives that have been taken over by these thugs. Women can start getting educated again, young people can start getting a modern education than rely on medival islamic madrassa "education" and so on. It woud be a strategic blunder to allow that region to continue to fester the way they are now, and function as the perpetual training ground for worldwide jihadis.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
      • Jon in La Marque

        redundancy is all it is with no end in sight...they grow faster than the birth rate..its eternal.... death will bring more death...

        May 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  77. alo

    hoo-ha marine...no problem., once again my respect , god be with you ..

    May 31, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  78. Danram

    Way to go USA! Send 'em all to Allah!

    May 31, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  79. Art H

    BA....clearly, the "eyes in the sky" had been tracking this beggar for several weeks (from the time he left his sanctuary in Pakistan and through the time he entered Afghan territory for hostile actions) and when he entered the mud compound, other "eyes in the sky", conveyed that the mud compound where this fellow and his accomplices entered, contained none of the "women and children" you are talking about.

    So a large enough munition targeting them, would enable us to state that the thug and his cohorts are back home with their maker.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      The 'Devil' doesn't make them he is just in the collection business.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
      • Art H

        Ha, ha, good point. So they are back where they belong !

        May 31, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  80. Ron H

    If Daniel 2 lives in the US, I will chip in on him a one way ticket to the funeral

    May 31, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Daniel-2 lives in the Middle East he just 'trolls' here

      May 31, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  81. Art H

    Swiftly sending a thug and his accomplices on their way to their maker, is being gentle on the thugs......they probably never even felt the bomb coming down on them, unlike their victims over the years who had their childhoods deprived by the actions of these thugs and women forced to sit around in the kitchens with all-encompassing veils.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  82. alo

    pom poms...hehehe.. anyway if you are or not a soldier BA, my respect for you as well ..we just don't agree in something.. what you do on Sundays on deployment?..

    May 31, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • BA

      Waste my time responding to idiots like you.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
      • Keith Long

        BA, when you resort to name calling, that tells me that you are not interested in any kind of civil debate.

        May 31, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        BA is Al Gore as well, just different login. You know he invented the internet right.

        June 3, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  83. alo

    I' been there too, and we kill enemes any day...

    May 31, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  84. Keith Long

    To Daniel-2: Anyone who would keep close company to a thug like this is not an innocent civilian. The Taliban don't wear uniforms so it is easy for them to say anyone who is killed is an innocent civilian,

    May 31, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • BA

      Keith, I would love to engage you in a debate about who is right and who in wrong in the killing of innocent civilians but unfortunately I don't think that it would do any good. I would like to say however that if you stopped inside a tavern or bar here in the states and the police raided it to catch a bad guy and a loved one of yours was killed by the authorities during this raid, I can almost certainly surmise that you would not think that it was appropriate for that to have happened. We as Americans tend to forget the basic human rights that others around the world are suppose to enjoy, just like we do.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  85. Ron

    Hey Daniel-2, careful who you call "right-wing thugs." A lot of us progressives celebrate the demise of terrorists. And Kris, if you know your Zeitgeist, tell us what you are going to do when the bad boys come for you? Probably call the Mennonites. Cheerio!

    May 31, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  86. BA

    Listen idiot Alo, I retired from the 82nd Airborne Division in 2002. I am a combat veteran of three mililtary conflicts to include the Iraq war. So if you are going to be a smartass, put down the pom poms and get out there and see some real combat and quit blogging about it you frigging sissy.

    May 31, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Faceman

      Obvious imposter.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Stuck In Afghany

      unless you are talking about Operation Desert Storm (which lasted all of 5 minutes), you were NOT part of the Iraq war. OIF didn't start until 2003.....a year after you retired.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • brokenagain

        no matter how many Taliban/Al Qaeda leaders the US Military kills... there will always be another right behind to take his place. This is just nothing more than a vicious cycle that will never end no matter who wins or loses the war. Our military just needs lend minimal aid to train the Afghan and Iraqi forces how to do things, then let them fend for themselves.. We have enough problems back home state side to worry about.. If our government needs to leave a few thousand troops behind to keep an eye on things like they do in Korea, then by all means, lets do it.. The less we have in the middle east, the less casualities we may *possibility* (operative word) have.

        Just my 2 Cents, although I'm probably a penny short.. =]

        May 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Ah right, we've forgotten how all vets are clairvoyant authorities on the morality of war by fact of their participation! How idiotic of us!

      May 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • drbrunch

        I would consider a vet to be learned in these affairs through their "participation". How many wars have you fought in Kris? (Call of Duty doesn't count) E

        June 1, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Hey BA Welcome home thanks for your service, I'm a Marine Vet (Nam)

      May 31, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Kyle

    WOOT

    May 31, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  88. Dennis

    The opium harvesting was taking away from the Taliban doing other things in the name of Islam such as cutting off the noses,ears,and hands of people,indiscriminate bombing of civilians,raping young girls and denying all females an education.No soccer or kite flying either, kiddies.The Taliban are mindless psychopaths with 8th century beliefs.Condemn and kill all of these religious zealots!...Allah Akbar!

    May 31, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  89. alo

    we kill enemies any day...sundays?..omg

    May 31, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  90. alo

    BA are you a retired soldier, from when 1918?...

    May 31, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Mickie

      Obviously from France

      May 31, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  91. BA

    If our military fired a so called precision missle to take this guy and his fighters out. I hope it is not like the case of the Apaches killing the the two journalists and the unarmed people in the van.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      ..You mean the two journalists who were walking among a group of AK47 & RPG armed insurgents? I saw that video. Anyone reasonable person who watches that can see rifles & rocket launchers clearly in that crowd, and can also tell that the journalsts were also carrying objects in their hands – objects that were ambiguous from the helicopter's point of view.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • ric

      BA, you were close, but you should correct your moniker. that A is right of above the S on your keyboard and it's apparent you meant to hit the S. and we all know what BS stands for besides cow dung. nothing.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Clint04

      As for the journalists, who's side were they on, ours or thiers? And as for the people in the van, how do we know they were unarmed if they were inside the van?

      May 31, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
      • exactly

        "And as for the people in the van, how do we know they were unarmed if they were inside the van?"

        You're right! Blow them up! Shoot first, ask questions later! Die terrorists! Who cares if they're actually terrorists or unarmed!? Guilty until proven innocent! That's the American Way! USA! USA! USA!

        May 31, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        If those "Journalists" were from Al-Jazeera, they're weren't reporters, they were "operatives". They're the difference between "news" and "propaganda". . . . sorta like the difference between Walter Cronkite & Glen Beck. (If you said "Walter who?", forget the whole thing).

        May 31, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Clint04

        Exactly
        I am a Viet Nam Vet, and when we saw someone packing heat your dam right it is shoot first and ask questions later, from the video it was quite obvious that they were all part of the same group.

        May 31, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Now that you mentioned it,those creeps in those Apache helicoptors who deliberately killed those two jounalists plus other innocent people back in 2007 should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!!

      May 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Daniel/Anabel/Onesmallvoice who are you really?

        June 1, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        Daniel Anebel etc = Al Gore (He invented the internet you know)

        June 3, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  92. alo

    Hey Dainel-2 do you seriously beleive in your self or you are living in another dimension or time?..you know, informaiton is really good now ..(internet,email,blogs,satellite tv..ect more?)....

    May 31, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  93. BA

    I am retired military so I am pretty sure that I know what I am talking about. It would be almost impossible to kill someone on Sunday and post it on Monday that you killed that individual unless you killed everyone in that vicinity including innocent men, women and children.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      BA, I am about to retire after my next tour to Afghanistan. I can tell you that a lot of thought goes into dropping a bomb on a compound. I have several tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine. To many people read the news and see it as a fact, and that is thier first mistake.

      May 31, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
      • BA

        David, I totally agree with you. The American people tend to believe the first thing they see on the news without doing any objective research.

        May 31, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Stuck In Afghany

      This is a war. Innocent people will die in this war as they have in every war played out in history. It's sad but true. You as a retired military personnel should know that.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Brandon

        every single war from the begining of time has had innocent people killed. its a sad fact that will never go away so long as we have wars... if people want innocent civilians to not be killed than press your government in whatever country your in to stop waging war.. so long as you have terrorists in this world who want to push their ideals and holy wars upon innocents than their will be wars... whther we needed to go to iraq when we did and for whatever reason we went wther it be truth or lies is of no importance. we went based on principles... Saddam was a horrible person and deserved to lose his life for killing his own people...... same thing with osama bin laden. his own family disowned him for his beliefs... so for all the whiney cry babies who think we dont need to be in a war.. you better sit back and watch.. within 6 months to a year we will be waging war in either N.Korea or Iran.. if not both.. ther are regimes in this world that should not and cannot be allowed to be around.. or another hitler will arise and at the end of WW2 all the super powers united and said no one country will ever allow another hitler to arise and so far that has been held true...

        May 31, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Kris

    Watch the Zeitgeist. Its amazing how ignorant most of the public is. The war is fought and innocent lives are lost on both sides for the sake of improving some businesses and a way to officially steal taxpayer money.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • C'mon...

      Zeitgeist is such a mockery of intellect. If you did any personal research, you would see that it is just another propaganda piece. Like all great fallacies: take some truth, mix in some rumor & take it around to some key falsehoods and you can make a religion out of it...
      Zeitgeist is the truth for people who are too lazy to go out and learn the truth for themselves. Go get yourself another big scoop of Pablum...

      May 31, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Jaybob

      Someone actually said watch "zeitgeist"? it was a film made by a high school kid and paid for by a "Satanist" to cause drama and make a Mockumentary.

      either way, the point is- THERE IS CRATER WHERE AN EVIL MAN ONCE SAT. That makes me wanna dance...

      Happy Memorial Day, Support the Troops, Bring 'em home safe!

      May 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  95. David

    Sure do! Your Qoute "What can be more brutal than dropping bombs on defenseless people?" Do you know this for a fact??

    May 31, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  96. Iraq Paramedic

    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Amen to that !!!!!!!!!

      May 31, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      How do you expect God to bless this country with all these right-wing fanatics vomiting their hatred and love for this obscene war all over the place???

      May 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • joe blow

        like i said before DANIEL IS A F$##$% IDIOT....

        May 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Who are you calling right wing?

        June 1, 2010 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
      • ImNoExpert

        I liked you better as onesmallvoice

        June 1, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
      • DownUnderThunder

        Do mean right wing Obama, commander in chief?

        June 3, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  97. mrlgh

    Get sum!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  98. David

    " We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

    May 31, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Do you seriously believe what you just blogged in here???

      May 31, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        I do...

        May 31, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Roy Li

        I do as well. Thank you to the soldiers who keep us safe.

        May 31, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Clint04

        Why don't you take your sorry a$$ over there, try sleeping, and then maybe you'll believe it also.

        May 31, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
      • BrettTX

        Agreed, support the troops whether or not you support the war, those are our friends and family getting shot at to keep you safe. I don't agree we should necessarily be in Iraq, although I still support the troops and have had several friends die there, but Afghanistan is a completely just war, the "government" there was telling us, yes we are protecting the people who killed 3,500 american civilians and no you can't come get them.

        May 31, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
      • ric

        daniel. if you feel so strong about the taliban, go join them. then one day we can read about how american taliban like you met your maker. you won't be missed in more ways then one.

        it's these outstanding citizens and patriots here that make possible the right for jack ass' like you to speak freely. God bless our service men and women.

        May 31, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Fred

        Daniel-2, since you hate America so much then please get out. You live and enjoy your freedoms; yet you do not give thanks to those that lost their lives to give you your freedom. Daniel-2 please leave America now, you are no longer welcome here, at lease illegal aliens give thanks to America.

        May 31, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Roc

        Dan you need get a life,your an ass

        May 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Matthias

        Daniel, where have you been?

        May 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sam

        I believe in that mantra... prior to 9/11 we didnt reach out and "touch" these terrorists. Now that they're on the run, we've managed to prevent incidents from happening. You think they arent going to keep trying? They have not been able to attack the western world because they're too busy running and hiding. You should hear how paranoid they are with cell phones and how they really are hiding in Pakistan.

        May 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Well said, David. Very appropriate on this Memorial Day 2010!

      May 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Albatross

      These men and women are much braver than I could ever be. To go out to these countries in the name of defending freedom and your people, is something that I have thought of many times but I don't think I have the courage to do it.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      You are right about the brave military keeping us safe. How ever don't kid your self, you are not safe in this day of terrorism, no one is safe. As Long as this country keeps poking its' nose in every body else business. People resent us
      because we as a country tell them what kind of government they should have. Big business controls all of the power and money. The third world countries. want what we have and are willing to try and take it from us, at any cost

      May 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sam

        "As Long as this country keeps poking its' nose in every body else business. People resent us
        because we as a country tell them what kind of government they should have."

        You, as voters, are also partly responsible for electing these people into office.

        May 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Well stated,Tom,except that a lot of what we have has been taken from other countries.The same is true of England,that's why it's such a weathy country today.

        May 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        So Daniel, you are not only anti-American but also anti-England...

        June 1, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
    • charles

      They say that the pen is mightier than the sword. Not in an all alley fight. God bless the troops.

      May 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Eddie189

    Keep it up Soldiers!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  100. Wally

    Progress...

    May 31, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy in Ny

      Let the bodies hit the floor!!!!!!!

      May 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nanette

        Bull Crapppp all of this begining to end

        May 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kris

        one down, more to go!

        June 1, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
      • doctorrecon

        Hmmmm, This little mud hut here seems like a nice spot to rest. "hey hamid what's that sound?" INNNNCOOMING!!!!!!

        June 3, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Home

      Our enemies grow in number as the war drags on. Do you really think killing one guy or 10 or 100 will make any difference? How long will it take before this war too is declared unwinnable? I am a vet and on this memorial day shouldn't we think of peace? Bring our soldiers and Marines home, alive.

      May 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Karen

        I agree with you. Today we remember those that have gone on before, but this war will end up being another vietnam. Bring our troops home. Now. God bless you for serving. And God bless the families left behind.

        May 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sal

        I'm sorry to say, but I don't think there will ever be an end to this war. Terrorism will always be around and we have to always be fighting the good fight. If it's not in predominately in Afghan, then it will rise somewhere else. If we bring our honorable troops home, it will give the terrorists more time and freedom to grow and plot the next 9-11.

        May 31, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom

        here here

        May 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • TDScott

        No we may never be able to declare it a win but we cannot just walk away and allow any country to harbor terrorists at will. Had we never gone after Osama Bin Laden then his band of followers would have multiplied like bacteria unchecked. Contrary to what they say about a holly war many people do not join his bands because they are scared of the US hunting them down and this fear keeps their ranks in check. If we pull out and let them do as they please then out children and grand children will be back over there doing it again.

        May 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nirejay

        Pull all troops out, and send the nukes in. Evaporate the: villages, mountain tops, and all in between.

        May 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • MICHAEL WHITE

        Kind of vet are you anyways? I'm an Honorably Discharge Retired Navy Veteran and I'm telling you America must win this war!! Now, one very effective military strategy which will work in that direction is to cut the Taliban's supply lines. Go after whoever is supplying them with weapons and other materials. Once that supply line is cut, you basically starve the beast and root out the elements. You can't fight if you don't have something to fight with.

        May 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • JinntheKafir

        Doing nothing is not an option.

        May 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Unlike Iraq, who never attacked us, the Afghani Taliban sponsored and harbored the people who knocked down our buildings using our own commercial aircraft. This is a war that is winnable and MUST be won. It is a matter of survival, for if we cower here, everyone else will be enboldened to attack us. On this Memorial Day, let us remember the brave men and women who have sacrificed life and limb so that we may LIVE in freedom and PEACE. The sacrifice they made was precisely against the type of thugs we face in Afghanistan. Yes, I believe killing thousands of terrorists will bring us peace, and we're gonna try it my way first, before we tuck our tails and run for our bomb shelters.

        May 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Super Patriot

        The words of a defeatist coward.-

        May 31, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • New York

        When you said you were a Vet, you must have meant that you are a veternarian and not a veteran. You're an idiot, no true veteran that has served this country would believe that pulling out our troops before the job is finished could possibly be the right solution, it would be an insult to the memory and lives lost todate and those that will surely perish if we leave the terrorists to rebuild. You call your self a Vet?

        June 2, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • salyem

      all lies, probably they hit a wedding cermony and killed some women and children.

      May 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • joe blow

        ha ha ha..you must be a towel head......

        May 31, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mike Canada

        Shows how little you understand about this war.

        May 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • DownUnderThunder

      Progress yes, the sooner they bring our drones with playstation control the better.

      June 3, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
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