January 27th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Prisons ideal Taliban recruitment center

CNN's Arwa Damon reports that overcrowding in Afghanistan prisons is creating an ideal breeding ground for the Taliban.

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  1. saddam

    Hey rob saddam is my name and cant do anything about it Im proud of my name and my people you american made a big mistake with Irak and Afghanistan you will never end our cause and our cause is to kill all infidels like you

    February 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rob

    saddam just the name makes we sick to my stomach. All you people are nuts!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saddam

    Salerno tu parece que debes hablar espaƱol y tambien parece que eres maricon

    February 3, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      No maricon. Someone else is using my name to post abusive messages.

      February 3, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. saddam

    Salemo fuk you

    February 3, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    Americans soldiers are cowards fighting women and children. Even Mussolini was not so criminal.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. salerno

    Miller – your lies are irrelevant as all the people saw the images diffused by Assange and the CNN news reporting intentional bombing of civilians inside shops or other location when a suspected militant entered inside. Shame on you!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Miller

    You are crazy to think that we (Americans) haven't done anything to prevent civilian casualties in the war. The ROE (Rules Of Engagement) changes constantly and now hinders our soldiers from performing their jobs in the best way. We have to be fired on first in order for us to shoot back, we don't just go into random towns and villages looking to kill innocent women and children. You know nothing of what our military is or isn't doing and are blatantly talking out of your ass. Wake up champ! Collateral damage is bound to happen in any armed conflict/war and has in every single war.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Collateral damages did not happen in every single war, but started in WWII.

      February 3, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dindy..

    Salerno.... Elections are fraud in many countries. what you said is true. All are hurt deeply here. Afghans are in trouble because Bin was there and got support from Taliban. Please hand him over for that merciless act . It should have been a face to face fight with American military rather than killing many in the towers were just civilians without any arms. It was painful . So you all say it was a reaction. So now the Americans know dangerous these Al quada can be. .....So they are not in rest till they feel safe.
    I really wish if no one helped Al qeda in Afghanistan.Because lots of innocent suffering today more than Alquada.

    January 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dindy – People are not suffering becouse of AlQaeda, but becouse of american aggression and support for dictatorships.
      Bin Laden had a small role in the 9/11 attack. It was planned in Germmany. Americans will NEVER BE safe as they increased their enemies after last 2 wars, and even China is looking at America with suspect and laughs when americans speak about human rights.

      January 31, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dindy..

    January 30th 1;03pm post need corrections. It must be By ...Not my other groups

    January 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dindy..

    DAN.. terrorists are hiding ever where these days. Coming up from other places like anaconda. Only prayers in Holy spirit can burn that evil desires! Please read Mark chapter 3.

    January 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dindy

    Bin must surrender and repent and save innocent lives rather than training baby bins !!!! Bin cant escape from God. ! May be Bin is dead. Because only old pictures appears all the time.
    same old pictures on screen. Same old messages.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Dindy, You know these two comments are form phony boy. My guess is that he is an extremist who also hatesthe American ay of life.

      January 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        I meant from phony boy.

        January 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dindy

    salerno..... you take my mind back to past.. In sRI LANKA ..SAME STORY. Some were telling official army here were killing innocents and bombed a school. At the end it was a training school for insurgents. They used civilians as human shield at the final battle and somehow civilians left them at the end risking their own lives in between official and insurgents as when the official army ordered to leave insurgents. Lots of people left them. Then suicide bombers too had come with them and blew off near the official army camps where they were giving food to civilians.
    The youngest bomber was 12 year old girl . They had trapped her body with ammunition.she was crying .But blew off her self as she cant go anywhere or goes back to where she was sent from. sO HERE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE REAL CRIMINALS.
    May god bring all of us out from this terrible situation!!! Amen.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dindy – in Sri Lanka suicide bombers were Hindu Tamil.

      January 28, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        salerno.....please try to understand..... suicide bombers can be any one. It doe not matter they are Hindu or Muslim. what is wrong is wrong .does not matter with the nationality or color. This is sad . I spent 30 years of my life in fear . Because we were not sure which bus or train blow off when traveling.One day a pregnant woman delivered her baby. But Mother had no head. It was blown off. May be it was just her dead body and they pulled the baby out. I dont wish such death to even my worst enemy. I pray for all of us daily to come out from this terrible situation . Cant sleep well when knowing many in this planet are in fear and hunger . Also hate each other. God has punished all of us. We must forgive each other and must pray in unity .

        January 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dindy – you should tell these things to the americans, as they are moving many wars against many countries, not to me or to the Taliban who are defending themselves and their country from a barbaric invasion comparable with the Nazi.

        January 31, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. TO

    Perhaps militants aren't using people as human shields. Maybe the US is killing woman and children by mistake. Funny, how you would call US forces criminals, when they spill blood on accident. Where as, these same militants, are blowing up crowded markets, buses, and town centers. In doing so, killing woman and children as targets. Hmmm...sounds like you aren't thinking clearly as to who the real criminals are. I guess you consider yourself a smart man. However, you lack the ability to see things as they are(sad). If you're not helping you'e hurting. Hopefully you too, will be in the crosshairs.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      TO – I see things as they are, while the americans are receiving a twisted version and interpretation. US military are killing people intentionally as they bring the war into civilian areas. If you bomb a town or a village it is obvious you will kill people.
      The bombs are not like rifle bullets and are unable to discriminate among individuals. They destroy an antire area crowded with innocent people. So the relatives of that killed people become suicide bombers for reaction and sometimes they kill other innocent people, but their killing is caused by the US, so you are responsible for ALL the civilian casualties, even fir those caused by the suicide bombers.

      January 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Salerno your lies put you alongside the devil because we do not blow up villages, period! We advance our troops in them to find the enemy which has been found to hide in civilian homes, period! These people do not use uniforms because they know that they would be killed within a weeks time, period! We have accidentally killed civilians but we take every precaution to avoid it and when we do we pay all the needs for the surviving family members, period! Whereas your so called loving and peaceful people kill anyone who sides with freedom and democracy with suicide bombers that kill many others including women and children with no remorse or repentance,period! God will judge who is right and who is wrong as we are after terrorist and you are after a way of life, freedom and democracy, period!

        January 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – your lies are PROPAGANDA.

        January 28, 2011 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        I do not lie and have no reason for propaganda. Only the truth shall set you free!

        January 28, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        You are american and part in this war, so you lie becouse you are not neutral like me.

        January 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN


        January 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I am neutral becouse I am not involved in any war.

        January 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. salerno

    Prisons are ideal recruitment centers, but no more than the entire country, the bombed villages, the families destroyed by the US coward attacks.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Name one village bombed by the US? And any family that might have been killed by the US were most likely used as human shields by the cowardly Taliban and their terrorist allies! Cowards hide behind the population without uniforms to be noticed as the enemy and they also put on suicide vests to kill themselves along with many others mostly innocent people! They think that they will be rewarded by God, but on judgment day they will be thrown into hell for their actions here on earth!

      January 27, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Hundreds of villages in Afghanistan and Pakistan are attacked by the criminals. They have no uniforms becouse they are not in a war zone and they are in their homes. This lie about human shields is an american falsification to justifie women and children killing. There are not a SINGLE case where the US military was able to show images of an adult militant hiding behind women or children The same lie was propagated by Israel during the Gaza conflict but it was showed false by the human right organization.
        Additionally it is another american falsification the eventual rewarding by God as a motivation. The real motivation is the anger against the americans and their allies for the women, children and relatives killed. This is why it takes only half an hour for Mehsud to turn a young man into a suicide bomber.

        January 27, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |