Crowds lined the roads as the body of Private Lamarol Tucker, killed in Afghanistan, was returned home.
IF you cannot tolerate different opinions, you are week and have no valid arguments to post. Censorship is easy to do and on other blogs, where the innocent victims of americans violence are costantly insulted is yet in place.
The relatives of the fallen soldiers on the video are still proud of him as they are victims of your manipulation and do not realize that he sacrified himself for people like Dan from Chicago or for the profit of war industry, not for his country.
Disguised patriotism is your worst enemy.
Your opinion salerno is full of lies and you defend the people with the devil in them!
Tell me one single supposed lie and I will show you the reliable source of my information. Wikileaks showed us who is the liar.
CNN won't post My real reply, but you calling the protesters in Syria is one and calling Muslims Christians is another and I know their are many more, but maybe your just ignorant.
Calling the protesters insurgents.
Yep your just ignorant!
Paul is the man who kept Christianity alive!
Dan -Paul is right one of the early christians who were killed as I stated, so you are the ignorant. He was a Roman citizen and appelled to Caesar, so he got the honor of being behaded instead of crucifixed. He did a good job for what he could, but he had no real power,
Todays Roman are the USA killing people around the world.
Any ruler who kills his own people who are protesting for freedom will be held accountable and any people that helps those who are wanting freedom will be rewarded!
Freedom is an empty word. Every culture has a different idea of freedom, and no nation including the USA is giving people the freedom to violate the laws.
Your an empty person!
Paul had brought the word to the world and without him Christianity would not have survived. Mohammed had his own agenda to bring about a new religion and had nothing to do with Christianity!
As I stated Paul was killed, and christianity spread in to the west only after Constantine conversion.
Additionally the christianity spread by Paul had nothing to do with the christianity present today especially in USA.
He was closer to a muslim than to a modern christian. He forbide the women to tech to a man, prescribed to cover the head to the women, to stay silent, adorning themselves not with jewels but with good actions. He never allowed violence, and he was one of the most educated, cultivated apostiles.
Thank you CNN for ignoring a request to clean up this blog by incorporating moderation. It was not a rhetorical request..............
It was powerful to see the long lines of people standing silently along the road. I'm amazed at how the community came together, both to show respect for the fallen soldier and to comfort his family. Thank you for capturing this story.
More right-wing bla-bla-bla. How old and corny it gets!!! These useless wars deserve no glory and like I said before,there's absolutely no glory in killing!
We got the brain of these animals in Pakistan from our intelligence and the use of the dastardly DRONES and in Yemen we got a leader of the the AQAP! NOW if this knowledge was not a God given thing at the very precise time i WOULD change my religion
Thank you,Dan from Detroit. Like you, I get awfully sick and tired of all this right-wing mumbo-jumbo and I wish that all these ignoramuses would just stop it!!!
I agree with Lubin and Dan from Detroit, this military rhetoric is a disguised patriotism and it sounds familiar and close to the rhetoric in Europe during the time of Mussolini and Hitler.
So you Dan from Detroit(very doubtful) and Andrew Lubin like salerno would father have these terrorists alive and plotting to kill us and the western world. My guess is that you also don't care that Gadhafi and Assad are killing their own people huh?
Dan – everybody can kill terrorists or insurgents, but in their own country, exactly like Ghaddafi and Assad are doing, like Saddam did, and like US did during the secession war. The problem is when you kill people in other countries like Hitler did using false or debatable pretests. Using drones against people without any control, just for their different opinions (not proved) including innocent men women and children will feed terrorism against american people for years to come, and you will face serious consequences for that.
People without weapons are NOT terrorists and if they attack us we will go where ever they are! AND the people in Syria and Libya were marching peacefully without weapons and were murdered!
People targeted by drones did not attack you and they are not armed. Conversely Libic and Syrian insurgents are armed as everone can see in the media pictures. Even Mladic was not so bad as the americans as he killed insurgents just inside his country.
He k murdered 7or8000 Muslim men and boys that were unarmed!
Less than Petreus, and many of them were armed and he did it in his country and without using aircrafts or drones, but killing them selectively. Of course he was a criminal too, but not like Petreus and other americans.
Field commanders may make mistakes but we are after armed terrorists and the Taliban for harboring terrorists and when we think that the government forces can take care of it themselves then we will leave, BUT i hope we have drones still and our intelligence to find and KILL all the terrorists that we can!!
No mistakes possible. Mladic NEVER admitted having made a mistake as he is at least an honest men, not a clown like Petreus.
That's at least one reason why he is going to hell!
You will not decide who is going to hell and you have no clue about that.
YOU'VE GOT LITTLE TIME LEFT!
I am yet OUT of your time, understood as a course of events.
As a course of events your ignorant!
There is a superior form of ignorance that is knowledge, but you will never reach that knowledge.
I am so sorry for the soldiers from around the world who lost their lives just to protect our people and theirs lives from Terrorists ( Taliban Alqaeda, Izbe Islami=ISI), god is always with good people,
Pamiri i thank for your acknowledgement of the western world's service for your country. We are leaving soon so i Suggest that you put together an army to kill these animals
Yeah, and many other people seem to be on honeymoons too. Actually these message boards look like a war themselves to me.
Those Afghan wh really want their country and the good things for the country and American too, they want to fight against terrrorists untill one of them alive in the region, becasue we people in Afghanistan better know about the barbarism and brutality of Taliban Alqaeda, they just know how to kill humanity, not how to work for the humanity.
here is some people encluding Karzai and his high Taliban affiliated figures in high position of government want Taliban , not matter we say them they can join Taliban ,but they have to leave us and stop to playing game with us. they feds from usa but they work for ISI and Taliban and Iran, like Karzai feds from usa but in the airplane he gets moeny from Iran and every year he gets money from Iran, from his own chennel not through ministry of finance, now you people imagine who is fighting for the country and who is destorying the country....
We people who live in Afghanistan especially in the north and west we want properity for our country and we do not want ISI and their figures in the government and we are in majority, but usa is supporting Karzai and his tribes, where no result yet taken, they are just palying game with usa and international forces otherwise just they work for ISI, not for the welfare of the country,
most of the suicide bombers and explosive devices is taken by the high authorities in ANA and ANP, who are from south and east of the country and just work for Paksitan ISI and Iran, so the security forces have to be clean up from the slaves of ISI.
Dear CNN: due to the profound insults and obscene disrespect shown our soldiers please consider the use of MODERATING comments on this Afghanistan sub blog. The ugly minded trolls have hijacked the blog and pretty much ruined it. Moderation is a commonplace on other CNN blogs, why not here?
And the usual posts here are done by a very small group of 5? 6? You have let them steal the blog. The deep insults they post have, no doubt, driven away MANY who would like to enter into a reasonable discussion rather than simply trade insults with the resident trolls.
I am not Pakistani, but I see many insults directed to Pakistani people, and see many cheerleaders plauding at the killing of civilians in Pakistan and Afghanistan. If the american soldiers stayed in their country nothing will happen to them.
I believe it is the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior officers in the military who decide when and where US soldiers are deployed and for how long. The soldiers must obey orders or face disciplinary action. Rather than cheering when they get killed and insulting everyone's intelligence with your specious comments, why don't you complain to the Pentagon?
Or, better, leave America and go live under a government that you think is better. (Watch him and the other troll reply with their usual limited and very predictable insults and lack of perception.) Over and out.
I will not insult you, but I remember that even the Nazi must obey to orders, and were put on trial just for their obedience.
USA, like UK , does not recognize an independent tribunal ( like Hague) to judge their soldiers. So Mladic has convicted and Petreus is not. I will not defend Mladic, but he killed civilians inside his country and did not use aircrafts, so he was more selective.
Obviously I blame the politicians, the Pentagon, but even the soldiers are responsible to some extent.
I remember Jane Fonda during Vietnam war showing a picture of her firing a gun-machine against US planes.
I am not still arrived at that point.
Probably I will leave USA in the future if the situation will not change.
You know the suicide attacker on defense ministry of Afghanistan was a man by the name of Atiqullha. who was from Paktia province ( Afgh_PAK) border. For six years he had been lived in UK and then through some one by the name of Gulzarak Sadran. who is General in defense ministry. Working as some kind of deputy for the minister, by him (Gulzarag Sadran) and his driver Captain Habibullah his relatives from Paktia. who is the driver of Gulzarag Sadran was taken to ministry of defense one day before too, to get him familiar with what is where to find the target which was a deputy minister General Anayatullullah, who is against the Taliban and Talibanizing and one day later when defense minister was not there and General Gulzarag Sadran and chief of military Mullah Sher Muhammad Karimi ( during the Taliban time he was Mullah Sher Muhammad Akhond) were not there too.
This suicide bomber under the leading of Gulzarag Sadran, his driver Captain Habibullah was taken inside the ministry to kill General Anayatullah, fortunately the god is always with right people, as this suicide bomber was clamping to the second floor could not realize that there was a glass door which you can not recognize it easily, unless you not see it already, then while suicide bomber was clamping, he was hitting with the glass door then he fallen down although he already he killed some soldiers by gun shooting, this time the brave body guard of general Anyatullah, who was proactive for some incident if to be happened there, so that he was shot him, before the suicide bomber press the button of the explosive devises that he was carrying.
Now you imagine, how ISI entered to the ANA, most of the high officials of ANA is Talibanized , like minister, Chief of the military ( Loye daristiz) Gulzarag Sadran and other etc, and these rubbish have to be cleaned up already, to have pure ANA , empty of rubbishes,
From Kabul from the ground
Thank you, sir. Your service kept your fellow countrymen and countrywomen safe.
Hey you two above,will you knock off that right-wing mumbo-jumbo? It's getting awfully old and corny!!!!!
Tuff....so what, who cares what you think, and talk to the hand.......
Nuc – it is a little out of the topic, but China has stealth technology. They are fastly closing the gap with US.
Ethnical discriminations are present inside different groups imn Afghanistan. Tajik ans Uzbek are against pashtun, especially after US invasion. Afghan police is committing many crimes against afghan people and cannot talk about human rights.
And while you're at it, please sketch humanity's (general) inherent criminality. You may as well go full-blast.
You would not be Hindu you would be Christian and that would make you smart not ignorant also there is nothing criminal about Hinduism.
No, not inherently as in hereditary. Even muslims cannot avoid this. Trees, animals, etc. are all organisms. Oil is related to environmental issues no matter how minor. Your idea of criminality is biased on core beliefs, no matter whether they are religious or not. There are many examples. Yes you have a choice, but come on! Everyone can have a choice ... well perhaps but they may not be able to do what they want in regard to it. Restriction enforced by religion... etc etc etc
No need to call me an ignorant. Are you saying you are not ignorant at all (even on a small spectrum)? If everyone has a choice, than keep your beliefs to yourself. No need to demonstrate anything with drastic measure.
Well then! I guess I have similar views, just different words/nondiscriminatory.
I am very thankful for services that your husband (Kat from Chicago,IL) and like your husband many other brave soldiers do for us, we know they are not working for any religion and they do work for human being. The Taliban Alqaeda ISI is wild animals, except killing and destroying, they know nothing.
Soldiers from around the world is existing in Afghanistan and they are busy with their services for Afghan and humanity, for all these I am very highly appreciate, I am a Muslim, but my main goal and adjective is to live as human being with love prosperity and respect each other as Islam shows, the way of right living for us and other religions also show the right way of living for all their believers , and its is up to us to respect all religions and each other. First we are human.
We, those Afghan who love their country, who love the improvement for their country , who respect other religions, who believe on human rights, who respect women, children, who do not have discrimination such ethnically and etc, know it better that the international forces are here to help our people, to protect our people from Alqaeda Taliban terrorists, although Taliban and Alqaeda call themselves Islam, but they are not belong to any religions and humanity they are wild animals.
Do you remembers before the coming of international forces in Afghanistan between 1996-2001 Taliban Alqaeda ISI Pakistan had genocide many people around the country, especially non- Pashtun people in a day they killed 10000 people in north Afghanistan from Uzbek Hazara and Tajik, and most they killed Hazara people, not in the past and now also they (Taliban) say that Hazara are pagan. during the Taliban time in Kabul there were killing (stoning of women, men) and cutting of hands in play grounds instead of playing football and volleyball. after cutting of hands by Taliban then they were hanging the cut hands and legs in hungers of butchery shops , in roundabouts and everywhere to purpose of discourage people to stand against Taliban and their barbarism and brutality. We know Taliban are wild animals, and nowadays, majority of people do not want peace talks with Taliban and their supporters, because we know better that Taliban Alqaeda ISI Izbe Islami are not the parties to negotiate with them, as they do not believe on that, they just know how to kill and destruct everything, as the fake these peace talks started by Karzai and ISI and his Taliban affiliated people, many people and key people, those who were the real sons of the soil have killed by Taliban Alqaeda and ISI, there is many question raise with people now ?? even they kill our people more than then before but why the Afghan government and international forces ignoring these all? instead talk with them just for Karzai, who is illegitimate president since ten years for the country, and due to his incapability and irresponsiveness actions and linked with ISI still the international forces could not finish Alqaeda Taliban completely from Afghanistan, why?????
Anyways I praise your help and support for our country and we prefer international forces to be in Afghanistan than premeature leaving, work for humanity and do for everyone,
Anyone welcome to share concerns firstname.lastname@example.org
pamiri what if Jesus comes His second time and take all the Christians away with Him to the New Heaven and leave only say 20 or 30 thousand, do you think that you all will still be able to take on the terrorists? Also there will be 70 or 80 thousand lifeless bodies laying on the ground, you all would have to do something about that too. We are in the end times.
We all human being, and it would be better to help each other and fight against terrorists does not matter if they call themselve Muslim or other name , but the main goal is to finish their bad affairs and their supporters, even one of them is Karzai and his some Taliban ISI Alqaeda affialited ministers , who reach the sucide bobmers everywhere, Afghan think if Karzai can not control then he has to leave and take aside, there is many other good people with well reputation against the Alqaeda Taliban and ISI, not like Karzai who is playing ISI agenda in Afghanistan ,
Dan from Chicago, IL: Don't mix God into this, at all, please. My husband is deployed in Afghanistan right now, and I can guarantee he's not fighting there for Jesus. And what about the "God given right of freedom" of the Afghan people?? It breaks my heart to see comments like "Our soldiers fighting in Afghanistan for our freedom, so that we in America can be safe" etc. Sad. Very sad. Many soldiers are quite confused about why they're fighting over there, and why wouldn't they be?
I am grateful for your husbands service and his willingness to sacrifice his life to fight this war on terror. You are right we are not there protecting our freedom, we are there trying to kill and/or capture as many Taliban and al Qaeda terrorists as we can and bring freedom to the Afghan people. I believe like yourself that after almost a decade there the Afghan and Pakistan military's should do the job themselves and we should pull all our troops out. Then all the killing and deaths will be amongst themselves, but what I am afraid of is that the governments of both Pakistan and Afghanistan will align themselves up with these animals and we would have bigger problems. That is why I say we should keep a presence off the Pakistani coast and if that should happen we show therm shock and awe tenfold,but anyway with God being put into it these extremists had already called for a holy war and as a Christian I put Jesus first in my life and always have Him by my side and being in a war we would need Him all the more! So I pray your husband hold Jesus within his heart, mind and soul! And again thank you!
Kat from Chicago,Il., we have troops in Afghanistan for one purpose only and that purpose is to open up Afghan mineral resources to giant American companies so can be free to exploit them. Today,America itself has ceased to be a true democracy,having been taken over by the gigantic MIC(military-industrial-complex)! It owns both the White House and the majority in Congress!
We prais the work and the services that the intr forces do in Afghanistan for the real people of Afghanistan, and we hate Taliban Alqaeda and their slaves in Afghan government, including Karzai and his affiliated Talibanized ministers
Sorry pamiri I don't want you all to kill each other. I just wish the terrorists could learn to love one another!
The idiot changes his statement depending from the interlocutor . His ideas have zero credibility
I do not change so you must be talking about someone else. And TRUST me what i SAY is RIGHT!
Even your fellow americans made fun of you. You are the most ridiculouse.
Where did someone make fun of me? And who did? And what did they say?
Stupid Pakistani these are not ideas these are the truth that I stated, did you get it, or your little Pakistani mind does not get rights and facts, because its must be very fake to get them.
My remark was directed to Dan. He would like to see you muslim kill each other, as he believe you want to dominate the world. This is a problem betwen you and Dan, I do not enter in this discussion. I am just laughing on you. You are more Pakistani than me, as I am not even asiatic.
The true tragedy in all of this is the fact that the U.S. only once in the last 100 years had any real reason to go to war. That was in 1941 when Pearl harbor was attacked. The real reason this country entered WW1 was the fact that Wall Street stood to lose a considerable fortune if England lost that war and the war in Vietnam should never have happened at all. But today,unfortunately, going to war is big business,sadly enough!
dan I am sorry to say that you have it all wrong and you most likely will have to live under the rule of the anti-Christ which those who will give no mercy unless you follow them in their religious hatred for Jesus' way of life and with those who we are fighting with and have shortened the days of the great tribulation!
Can you imagine Jesus condoning the use of those ungodly drones and their hurling 500lb.bombs on defenseless people for five minutes,not to mention those cursed Apache helicoptors and the latest deadly assault rifles? Well,I cannot!!! No true Christian would support this war as the main motive here is neither ideology nor religion,but the sheer greed for money!
Dan from Detroit is correct and fully understands the real spirit of Christianity. Jesus never allowed violence even for self.defence and all early christians were martyrized.
No i Could not, but if you think were doing this for money your wrong. We are going broke because of it dummy and let me tell you God as the Father but also the Son and Holy Spirit will hurl down fire on the heads of these people in the end!
Even the Nazi did not kill for money. Money is a motivation for a few privileged americans, but the majority brainwashed americans have to pay the bill and see their buying power shrinking.
Nobody is killing anybody for money! And the majority of Americans either want to see the terrorists dead, captured or give up their hateful ideology which is death and destruction of the Jewish and western societies! IT IS THEM WHO WILL BARE THE BRUNT OF GOD'S WRATH!
God will throw you into the core of the earth when you die and you will burn for the thousand years along with bin Laden and Hitler! Those like you that love evil and hate the good will not fool the Lord will also follow you!
You mean to tell me that when He comes again after the great tribulation you will not bow down to Him like the rest of the world, but you will wipe your ass with Him?
All those who are remorseful and hold Jesus within their heart and soul will be forgiven, but as for those who are happy and want to continue to kill instead of wanting to end the killing or think they will go to heaven when they kill anyone will end up with Hitler and bin Laden!
No reward for baby killers. Death without honor is the only positive outcome for them.
The wages of sin is death and all men and women sin. Without faith in Jesus as your savior you placed your bet on sin!
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