August 13th, 2010
08:04 AM ET

Friends pay tribute to aid workers killed in Afghanistan

They slowly walk through the gates of a British cemetery, some arm in arm, mostly women and some men dressed in Afghan garb.

They're here to honor Dr. Karen Woo, a 36-year-old British surgeon and one of 10 volunteer medical aid workers fatally shot in the remote mountains of northeast Afghanistan.

They pass tombstones of soldiers and civilians as they wander through the small graveyard set behind a tall concrete wall in a bustling part of Kabul.

The cemetery was built in 1879 as a burial site for British soldiers killed in the Anglo-Afghan wars. Its walls are covered with plaques memorializing recent and past deaths, including those of service members from the International Security Assistance Force.

Woo's fiance, Mark "Paddy" Smith, stands with friends, looking strong. The broad-shouldered Irishman works as a security analyst for the U.S. Agency for International Development. They were to be married August 20th. The last communication between them was a satellite phone call.

As the informal service begins, everyone turns off their cameras. Friends come forward and recall what made the surgeon special.

They place a small, wooden plaque on the wall at the far end of the cemetery. "5 August, 2010," it reads. "In loving memory of Dr. Karen Woo who was killed in Badakhshan along with her colleagues. They died for the Afghan people; their sacrifice will always be remembered."

Three young Afghan boys come forward with flowers wrapped in cellophane. They knew Woo.

As her friends come forward, Smith pays tribute to her.

"She was an incredible person who obviously touched many lives," Smith says. "She touched mine particularly. And I'm very thankful for that and I could feel that strength that she was sending me."

Others killed were six Americans, one German and two Afghans.

Two of the Americans will be buried in this cemetery: Dr. Tom Little, 61, head of the medical expedition to Nuristan, and his friend and colleague, 63-year-old Dan Terry. Both had spent more than three decades in Afghanistan.

The friends and colleagues slowly leave the cemetery, pausing to embrace one another.

The words read at the service linger in the air.

"When senseless tragedies such as this occur, when evil become manifest through the actions of those who would have Afghanistan return to the days of public executions, unchecked repression of women, and abject terror. When those who only wanted to do good and bring relief to the people of Afghanistan are shot down rather than lifted up, it can sometimes be our first reaction, at least I know it was mine, to think something along the lines of 'these people don't appreciate anything that we're trying to do for them. We should just leave this place and let them wallow in squalor.

... I refuse to allow this terrible thing that they have done to do anything other than cause me to redouble my resolve and efforts to assist the good people of Afghanistan to overcome the evil incarnate that is the Taliban."

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  1. dwighthuth

    Instead of paying tribute to your friends, why did you not advise them of the dangers of being foreign aid workers working in a combat zone without protection. All these PH.Ds and MDs with all that education and not one of them a lick of common sense. Oh well they are pushing up daisys now taking that big dirt nap!!!!! Are there any more Smart @ss Doctors and Scholars that want to go into a combat zone without protection to help the enemy????????????

    September 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dwight huth

    Yea dwight huth, how do you like it when some one steals your ID like you did the USMC Forever???? Not nice is it retard boy???I like your ID, I can say what ever I want and make YOU look stupid. You should have thought of that before You started stealing everyone elses ID, STUPID!!!!!! I just can't believe a retard like you would actually use YOUR REAL NAME, I'm laughing at the high level of intelligence, HA,HA,HAAAAAAAAAAAAA Beeeooooochhhh!!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

      August 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    YABBA.DABBA.DOO.DOO!

    August 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Bubba,I know that you didn't post that since I've been reading your posts.You always seem to have the right idea.It seems like Phunnie boy did it.Do you want me to report him,too?

      August 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        You again phonie boy...

        August 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel-2

    If you insist i will wear the burkha and the black underwear. Please don't wear your black underwear, wash it for goodness sake.

    August 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Acmed Shams

    hahahahahah.
    "music is haram"
    Paying attention people?

    August 15, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    More nonsense, who do you two think you are some kind of prophets or something?

    August 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. salerno

    You can call gibberish what you don't understand, if your blind eye cannot see the sun the fault is not up to sun. Better 1000 blind men than a black sun .

    August 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. salerno

    ABRAHAM+SARA = BRAHMA + SARASWATI

    August 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      More gibberish?

      August 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. salerno

    Lafayet, there are many of these movie on youtobe. This is reality. May be in 1948 some mistake was done by both sides, but what happened later is clear. Again my sympathy to the palestinians and to this poor betrayed disowned son of America.
    I did not see American flag on her grave.
    Jesus said: wich father will give a scorpion to his son asking asking for an egg ?
    She and many americans received that scorpion. I don' see real christian, they survive as muslim.

    August 15, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      The reality is clear, the Muslims do not want the Jews to live in the land of their ancestors!

      August 15, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    @ truth, I will not look at your propaganda when since 1948 the U.N. has called the little slice of land in the Middle-East Israel you Muslims have been killing them ever since and you call yourself religious people that have a heart for humankind! You all that kill by the sword shall die by the sword!!!

    August 15, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. salerno

    Rachel Corrie was a real american heroe. I knew her story. Sadly the Israelian learnt very well the Hitler ROE and even the word NAZI is a jewish word present in the Bible. Peacefull demonstration can only drive attention, but only the war can resolve this matter.

    August 15, 2010 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      salerno, you call me stupid? There is no mention of Nazi in the Bible!

      August 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Nazii, is phoenema conteined in Nazir (consecrated) IV(Numbers) 6.1 You can make some objection, but that's were the words come from

        August 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        You mean a Nazirite? Has nothing to do with Nazism, Go to Sunday school, you might learn somethings.

        August 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Lafayet, the law of phonema does not lie. It is the language of God. The sense wich we give to them can change, vocals and pronunce can change also, but the jeroglific value of the old letters is eternal.

      August 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. salerno

    Thank you dan for showing this last video. For me was new. It was a fist in the stomach to see the girl cryng for her parents.
    Also US civilians need to bear the responsibility for these crimes, so they had 9/11. Bin Laden could have had also some personal issue, but the attack to America was a retaliation for ME policy.

    August 15, 2010 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Very well put,salerno.Thank you.

      August 15, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      There is nothing wrong with our Middle-East policy. Is it wrong to favor the Jews because of all the attacks by extremist Muslims? Do they have a right to bomb and use suicide bombers in an attempt to kill as many Jews as possible? We have tried consistently to bring peace between the Muslims and Jews but the terrorist will have nothing to do with it! It's about time that the Muslims stand up against terrorism!

      August 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        President Clinton was pretty close to make a good treaty, but it seems to me that the fault of the failure is to be up to the israelian extremists who killed Rubin. At that time USA should have been more though with Israel.

        August 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. karpath

    Dudes! Get a grip on reality! ANY religion that musters a faith of ownership, that you, the believer, NEED to go out and OWN someone else is playing you for a fool. It's not an enlightened construct. It's dark and evil, malicious. All one has is his/ her self. Groupings, feeling bigger and safer being in a group tends to be deadly to our humanity. Trust and love yourself. That can be hard depending on upbringing. But, hey! C'mon we're really ALL in this together. So you're not alone. Feel free to be good, that universal good that promotes life and protects freedoms of expression. You know, tolerance of others which can build into understanding. I know we're still pretty far off from realizing our potential. So good luck to humanity, to us all.

    August 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      karpath there is no use talking to these kind of people , they think that they will rule the world one day. They actually will rule during the great tribulation but in the end they all will bow down to Jesus and know that he is God the Father,Son and Holy Spirit!

      August 15, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Moses was a Jew found in a baby carriage in the Nile by I do believe Pharaoh's wife and they were mistreated that is why God intervened!

    August 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      And remember who is talking about race here? Like you said you should be loyal to God no matter what race you are!

      August 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Or do you believe in mein kopf the book Hitler wrote?

      August 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    My choice is to live a peaceful,loving,caring,forgiving and repented life as Jesus has commanded us all to live!

    August 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Sorry i made an error ,when Joseph died he told his sons that they would bring his bones back home not Jacob.

    August 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Predator Drone

    BOOM!

    Just kidding.

    August 14, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. world respect

    God did not write books. People did. Many people appreciate the WORLD every day and feel close to GOD. God is our great creator of the universe even if you do not read books or choose a religion you can still love GODS WORK..Maybe treat EVERYTHING and EVERYONE with respect... and GOD WILL BE HAPPY...

    ASK YOURSELF – do you know what feelings you like? If you like feelings of joy and happiness and wish this for all people – then you are a good person... maybe this is what the creator of our universe would want GOD .. friends can like different things and find different paths to god ... happiness and success.......

    Im so sorry people are not friends sometimes because of GOD ... Is it really GODS fault you are fighting?

    .... lets share stories of GOD not fight about them

    PS – I wish peace and safety and friendship to evry1 in this world – thank you to those who want safety to all

    August 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    @lies, Israel is willing to give up the west bank and has already given up Gaza but your aggression form Hamas in Gaza only proves that you wish the death of every Jew with the rocket fire continuing from Gaza. How and why should the Jews believe that you want peace and live side by side with this kind of action? And as for me and the Holy Bible we shall live forever because of the faith I have in Jesus! Only those who reject Jesus and continue to sin will as the Lord has said the wages of sin is death and those who sin against God will not be forgiven! That goes for those who kill in his name and sin against HIM AND HIS WORD!

    August 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Smith in Oregon

    Pushing Muslims to leave Islam and embrace Christianity carrys a death sentence in Islamic ruled countrys across the Middle East. Muslims that leave Islam to embrace Christianity also carrys a death sentence in Islamic ruled countrys. Missionary groups spewing bible verses and passing out Christian tracts are seen as a distinct danger to the residents of that village as well as to themselves across Afghanistan. When Christian Missionary groups ignore those facts, bad things happen.

    August 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      They did not preach or pass out any Bibles, verses from the Bible or any tracts as you call them . They were there purely for medical needs for the Afghan people where there is no other resources for them! They even helped the Taliban when they were captured some time ago.

      August 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Are you telling me that one of the murdered men was there for 30 years trying to convert Muslims to Christianity?

        August 14, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        We live in the 21st century and do not judge or thou shall be judged! But one thing is for sure justice shall be served!

        August 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. truth

    @Dan -some thing you don't own you don't have the right to give it as gift for other if you like to take our land to put into practice your holy bible ...so we are sorry we will not let you do that..and Jewish don't stay at tinny space go for Israel and see the kine est its like congress there and you will see at the top of it the map for the large Israel its from Iraq river to Nile river in Egypt wish mean most of the medal-east including Saudi Arabia our holy places... while we are talking now Israeli demo lit full Arab villages if you see its OK to put into practice your bible prophecy about Jesus return so let you and your bible go to hell

    August 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Iam tired of hearing your hogwash! Jesus is the only son of God born from the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary. He did not preach the law only love, forgiveness and repentance for the sinner! If he had followed the Mosaic laws he would not have told the crowd that was about to stone a women for adultery that the person without sin cast the first stone and the Samaritan women at the well he would have had her punished for having five men sleeping with her instead of telling her to repent from her sins! He did not condemn the sinner but preached repentance from sin through faith in him as savior of the world!

    August 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I thought Pashtoons were an ethnic group from Afghanistan, the descendants of Ishmael who were not promised the land of milk and honey, Israel. Whereas Isaac and his descendants would inherit the promised land. And we now live in the 21st century and your jealousy still shows! Is this the reason you hate the Jews so much? Do you feel deprived? And how greedy you are when the Muslim people own more than 95% of the land in the Middle-East and still are not happy because the Jews have a slice of land called Israel the Holy land promised to them by God. And I do not want to hear thaty we are occupiers of any land in the Middle-East when all we want is peace between all parties!

    August 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Oh yea when he was a child he amazed the people with all the knowledge he knew of the law but he never preached it to the masses.

    August 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Tell me where in the bible did Jesus teach Mosaic law except to show the Pharisees how wrong they were in the way they condemned the sinner when in fact the Pharisees were hypocrites in the way they treated sinners.

    August 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    The Pahththon was never mentioned in any gospels that I have read in the three versions of the Bibles I've read.Boy the garbage you make up stinks to high heaven!

    August 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    And they will finally ban his IP address.

    August 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    To all who's name is being used by this impostor click report abuse and if he does the same it will be easier to find him because they will also know which e-mail he is reporting from.

    August 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    OH now your blaming the Bible for your murderous campaign and who has a mental illness?

    August 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Joseph report abuse they'll find all the e-mails he's writing from and not let him comment anymore.

    August 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Jesus forgave sinners he did not condemn them! He preached forgiveness and repentance and not Mosaic law!

    August 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Joseph McCarthy

    Look Dan,Phunnie boy just posted under my name,trying to be funny as usual and he'll post under yours,too.Don't let him get your goat when he does!

    August 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      He has already and I reported the abuse. I hope they find him soon.

      August 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      I've reported him too, i think it is that cross-dresser Daniel-2/George Patton.

      August 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      How dare you disrespect Gen.George Patton, Bubba or whoever you are!!!Are you totally devoid of respect for anything???

      August 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Joseph McCarthy

    True, and i think they are having some kind of lovers tiff.

    August 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Thanks Joseph it's nice to hear that from you and i am sorry but the communists would only try to further their gains in the world if they succeeded in Afghanistan.

      August 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    so it is illegal to be a Christian and that is why most Islamic states punish converts with death huh?

    August 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  35. BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    Who's ID would that be?

    August 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  36. truth

    ..........

    August 14, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Lies...

      August 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    So it is OK for Muslims to treat non-Muslims with disrespect!

    August 14, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  38. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Hey Phunnie boy,quit usurping my ID.I'd rather speak for myself,if you don't mind!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      I hope CNN takes away your right to comment on their blog jerk!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Don't feel bad,Dan.This bozo does it to me all the time.Better get used to it like I did.

      August 14, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Keep reporting it as abuse and they'll find the guy.

      August 14, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • truth

      see again Dan the problem is not in the quran or Muslims the problem in your bible because you like the Jewish to take our land just because you find it in the bible..and you will find all kind of justification for your don even if it was unfair...but believe me Dan we will nerve let our rights to go never Dan

      August 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Do you see the Taliban helping the flood victims in Afghanistan or Pakistan? Do you see the Taliban helping young women being forced into a marriage they do not want? Do you see the Taliban educating the children for the future other than brainwashing them(boys)to hate the western world? Why do you not post that?

    August 14, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
    • truth

      Mr Dan all Muslims do charity specially the mujaheddin but you do not have to see this because of what ?..because they are doing it for seek of god only not to be shown on TV like your hypocrite people do; if they give poor Muslim 10 $ they will get every Chanel in the world to photograph them to show them self as hero and let this poor man get disclosure also we don't get help to the poor people to let them wear our silly idolatrous cross and give them food for changing there religion

      August 14, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        No you just kill them if they change religions. And as for the Mujaheddin they only help themselves. Do you not recall that the U.S. had helped them defeat Russia and now calling us hypocritical when you turn your fight against us is appaulling!

        August 14, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        You ignored me again. Stop it.

        August 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth

      do not laugh at your self Dan we all know that USA help mujaheddin because there was cold war between USA and USSR and we all know that your army and your CIA is not charity organization and they do any thing only for there own self-interest and i will keep pace with you if they relay help them yesterday and they kill them today shall they stop until you kill them because you help them before ..if you help me today and you com at me with knife to kill me tomorrow shall i say oh he help me yesterday so let him kill me today ....Dan you are the American are so sad for your 3000 people had been killed in September 11 and you ask for revenge for them but who will get revenge for our people had been killed since 1948 until today in Palestine with west support and weapons specially your weapons that go in our children s chest by Israeli and your country had prevent even just saying word of culpability to Israel from UN and use Vito all the time to stop justice and let our blood go like if they wasn't blood is your people beater kind human bean and our not human been Dan answer ...if you can

      August 14, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        I can only say that the Jews have come back to their promised land that God had promised Moses and the Jewish slaves from Egypt that were mistreated by the Egyptians and God had punished them for not letting the Jews go. God had helped the Jews defeat many peoples for the promised land of milk and honey. But now the Arabs and Muslims which have very much land in the Middle-East will not allow the Jews to even share the promised land and which is a very small slice of land in the Middle-East and wish the death of every Jew!

        August 14, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Where is your heart? Only for your own people?

        August 14, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        As for our fight in Afghanistan we are trying to help the people there from the oppressive Taliban which allowed the terrorist group al Qaeda to train and plan attacks against the west! I'll tell you the TRUTH God will punish all Muslim extremists who kill in his name and for this it will never be forgiven!

        August 14, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Dan in Lafayette,IN. If he won't replay honestly to me then you have no chance, i think he is two timing me with Bledsoe.

        August 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • truth

      see again Dan the problem is not in the quran or Muslims the problem in your bible because you like the Jewish to take our land just because you find it in the bible..and you will find all kind of justification for your don even if it was unfair...but believe me Dan we will nerve let our rights to go never Dan---

      August 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRUTH

      Muslims didn't kill Jewish in holocaust it was the christian radical terrorist Hitler and we don't have to bay for your sin because Jesus had die on the cross Dan if you so sad for them give them your house give them stat at your country...or other wise return to Europe because you take ancient Indian land so leave your hose now you don't have the right to give them our land and they was punish from god and thrown away in all over the earth

      August 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Hitler was no Christian and the Jews have a right to their homeland. As for the American Indians we came in peace and traded goods with them, that is why we celebrate Thanksgiving. There were some native Indians that did not want modernization like yourself and they killed man, women and child like yourself! We live in the 21st century can we not live in peace with each other or do we have to kill people that we don't like because of the way they live! Let God be the judge!

        August 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • truth

        I agree with you Dan let GOD be the judge and i give you this ayah as gift from me at Surat Spoils Of War {19. (O Unbelievers!) if ye prayed for victory and judgment, now hath the judgment come to you: if ye desist (from wrong), it will be best for you: if ye return (to the attack), so shall We. Not the least good will your forces be to you even if they were multiplied: for verily Allah is with those who believe!} ....

        August 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • truth

        I agree with you Dan let GOD be the judge and i give you this ayah as gift from me at Surat Spoils Of War {19. (O Unbelievers!) if ye prayed for victory and judgment, now hath the judgment come to you: if ye desist (from wrong), it will be best for you: if ye return (to the attack), so shall We. Not the least good will your forces be to you even if they were multiplied: for verily Allah is with those who believe!}--–

        August 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • truth

        Surat The Family Of 'Imran {59. The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was.

        60. The Truth (comes) from Allah alone; so be not of those who doubt.

        61. If any one disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge Hath come to thee, say: "Come! let us gather together,- our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: Then let us earnestly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie!"

        62. This is the true account: There is no god except Allah. and Allah.He is indeed the Exalted in Power, the Wise.

        63. But if they turn back, Allah hath full knowledge of those who do mischief.

        64. Say: "O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah. that we associate no partners with him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah.s Will).

        65. Ye People of the Book! Why dispute ye about Abraham, when the Law and the Gospel Were not revealed Till after him? Have ye no understanding?

        66. Ah! Ye are those who fell to disputing (Even) in matters of which ye had some knowledge! but why dispute ye in matters of which ye have no knowledge? It is Allah Who knows, and ye who know not!

        67. Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to Allah.s (Which is Islam), and he joined not gods with Allah. }

        August 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The Talibans do not have the possibilities of the USA, but US army are helping the Pakistan becouse it is their interest. We have yet seen how they really care the human life in Irak, Serbia, Afghanistan, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnam,and even in USA:

      August 15, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        I wish that CNN would have printed my comments about all the countries you mention, but i do have to say that we were in these countries to bring about peace to the world!

        August 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        You must be an anarchist.

        August 15, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Lets be truthful of what kind of animals they are!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Again the pharisees had nothing to do with India or Hinduism, they were teachers and rulers of the Jewish people in ancient times!

      August 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I ask you CNN why would you post a video from you tube that glorifies the Taliban?

    August 14, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      BECOUSE THE TRUTH MUST BE SEEN, STUPID.

      August 15, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      The truth is that the Taliban are nothing but murderous thugs,IDIOT!

      August 15, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  42. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Truth is that the Taliban has no care for the sinner and if the world were run by the Taliban there would be no human race! They kill and torture without regard to what Jesus had said that all sinners can only be forgiven through the faith in HIM!!! No God does not want us to hurt the sinner but cure him or her through the Holy Spirit which only comes into us through the faith in Jesus Christ!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
    • truth

      MR Dan FIRST OF ALL what you mention about Jesus die for your sin is actually the mother of all problem because if we think in this clause and look at the reality of the Christians in the world we will figure where is the flaw the problem is that all Christians commit all kind of sin that you could imagine and that you don't including ( Adultery..robbery..killing other innocent people occupying there land stealing there resource .....raping children in the church in the place you assume to prayer in it .....and big list of all kind of sins ) and in the end there is no any problem at all because of what !!because Jesus had die on the cross for your sin so no problem do what ever you like ...see this is the main problem

      August 14, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      So in other words just kill them all right? And for your information God will in the end give out rewards for those who do good in the world and punish those who have not been good. So your killing is only going to put you in hell!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      And furthermore America has never stolen land or resources from anyone and has only tried to help other countries to become more efficient and self sustaining! As for those who continue to sin eternal death awaits them and that includes those who kill in the name of their religion!

      August 14, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Keep it up truth, sin against GOD. That will not be forgiven!!!!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Your so called Muslims have beheaded their prisoners and say they will do them harm if we do not trade them for ransom or other prisoners!!

      August 14, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  43. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I know and speak for the truth in the Holy Spirit!

    August 14, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Translate Islam to anti-Christ.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I know speak for the truth in the Holy Spirit and all Muslim extremists who kill. torture or destroy mankind and what has been built up for the betterment of mankind will die a terrible death and thrown in hell forever!

    August 14, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      CNN I hope that you are looking into these people that are using other peoples names.

      August 14, 2010 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Me too,Dan.I get sick and tired of having some right-wing clown using my ID to vomit out his ignorance!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Jesus had said that the Holy Spirit could not come until his death!

      August 14, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Me too, i am fed up with them spewing their left wing nonsense.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Amrullah Yousafzai, Margalla Hills

    EP?
    I thought they stopped and broke apart long ago.
    wow, that was a nice surprise

    Happy Independence Day

    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.

    August 14, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  46. Kanjarzai

    so what's your favorite song?

    August 13, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Josh

    The taliban Are damn cowards. Planting their ieds and fighting from Afar...My deployment is almost over in afghanistan and all I want is to shoot one of those peices of crap right in the head/.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You two timing son of a camel. Does our time together mean nothing to you?

      August 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      I suppose that those filthy creeps who operate those cursed drones are not.I wonder just how innocent people those those creeps are butchering!

      August 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Very well put,Bledsoe.I totally agree with you.

        August 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        According to local sources 80% are either Arabs, Uzbeks, Tajiks or Bosnian muslims.

        August 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  48. BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    That is the most stupid and the funniest thing you have ever posted. YABBA-DABBA-DOO!

    August 13, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Oh yes i did.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Daniel-2

    I love it when you talk dirty.

    August 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You sound like a Tea Partier,Phunnie boy.Are you in fact???

      August 13, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Daniel-2

    I will give you gifts if you call, a pearl necklace will be the first one.

    August 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lees

      That's not jewelry you're talking 'bout...really don't cost that much..."

      August 14, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      True, but it's the thought that counts.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Georgia Goad

    I don't think I will comment on anyone today because most of them don't deserve regcognition.....But...the doctors that were murdered trying to help people that wouldn't have medical help at all without their courageous attempt were among the bravest people of anyone. Our soldiers face danger every day and we certainly do pray for them. It is so sad that all of our doctors and soldiers won't be coming home. The two physicians that had been helping for several years must have been a thorn in the sides of those who didn't respect the efforts these physicians made to help those so unfortunate. God bless the friends paying tribute to their fallen comrades, God bless the physician's still able to carry on with their work and most certainly, God bless and keep safe our soldiers. GG

    August 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  52. dwight hugh

    My problem with all this is the fact that I thought Doctors were smart people. Obviously I was wrong, now think about this all that education to be a Doctor but, not a lick of common sense. What did these genius' think when roaming around in a deadly combat zone??? Well I hope it was all worth it because now they are all taking that dirt nap. What a waste!!!
    I guess a little discretion can go along way, eh folks????

    August 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Cesar

    truth is taliban is winning

    August 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • dwight huth

      Ceasar, you are stupid, son of concubine, the Taliban are killing the people not the Americans. So the Taliban are not winning people over they are in fear for their head. The Americans are killing Taliban 10 to 1 NATO and running and hiding like skunk. Taliban need to be killed 2 times so that we can have our country back.

      August 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • dwight huth

        Come on Phunnie boy,stop stealing my ID.I want to speak for myself just like Bubba does.Incidently,I want to congradulate Joseph McCarthy for his imput as he is one of few sensible bloggers we have.Thank you,Joe!

        August 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        Congratulating yourself again eh Daniel-2!!!

        August 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Joseph McCarthy your a sick man and have no heart!

    August 13, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And if you live in America then move to Russia!

      August 13, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Or North Korea!

        August 13, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Dan,get over your hatred,pease.The man just told it like it is and has a right to his opinion like everybody else.Did it ever occur to you that he might be right???I believe he is.

        August 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Quite right,Onesmallvoice.

        August 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        Wow a Daniel-2 sandwich, Onesmallvoice and USMC Forever are the false filling.

        August 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Hey Phunnie boy(BUBBA),you left me out.Now I feel hurt.Shame on you!!!

        August 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      So you too admit that you are anti-Christ?

      August 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Joseph McCarthy

    I see that all these right-wing fanatics in Washington will come out and shed their alligator tears over these people.If the Communists won there 30 years ago,these people would still be alive.And Acmed or Evan,stop posting this obnoxious photo!!!

    August 13, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • dwight hugh

      Why Joey the stinkin Paki, does the truth hurt?????

      August 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      One small voice if you have faith in communism then you should move there too!

      August 14, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  56. Lees

    Godspeed to those who gave up their lives trying to do good in the world. I'm in awe of their spirit and courage. May they be an inspiration to all those who wallow in negativity and remind us that there are many people, and not just our soldiers, who are in harm's way doing important jobs 24/7 while life goes on back home.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |