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BBC journalist killed during Taliban attack 'may have been shot by US forces'
08-26-2011, 04:04 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Ahmed Omed Khpulwak was one of more than 20 people killed in attacks on a TV station in Uruzgan province, in the south of Afghanistan, on 28 July.

The Taliban was initially blamed for the 25-year-old's death, but an investigation by the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts' Network (AAN) said Khpulwak may have been killed by US weaponry once the Taliban attackers were already dead.

"It seems – in what would be the worst luck of all – that Omed may have survived the suicide bombs only to be shot dead by US special forces when they entered the ruined RTA building," the ANN investigation, published on Wednesday, said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug...-us-forces

08-26-2011, 05:09 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:It seems – in what would be the worst luck of all – that Omed may have survived the suicide bombs only to be shot dead by US special forces when they entered the ruined RTA building

It's almost like they indiscriminately kill all Muslims. 13.gif Very unfortunate circumstance.

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08-26-2011, 05:10 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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sad2.gif winning hearts and minds...ffs.
08-26-2011, 05:37 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yeah Shadow, that's what happens when you bring Freedom and democracy at gunpoint.

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08-26-2011, 06:31 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(08-26-2011, 05:09 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's almost like they indiscriminately kill all Muslims. 13.gif Very unfortunate circumstance.

The area of a battle in Afghanistan doesn't seem like the best place for an Arab reporter. Probably kind of hard to tell the Taliban from the civies without getting close enough to read their "HELLO MY NAME IS _____" name tags.

If you look just like the guys the military is shooting at you might just want to put in for a transfer.

Just sayin...

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08-26-2011, 06:37 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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"HELLO MY NAME IS it doesn't matter I'm already dead" 37.gif

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08-26-2011, 06:45 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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"HELLO MY NAME IS Ralph, how may I be helping you today?"


Oh, sorry. That was India.

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I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
08-26-2011, 06:59 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yeah whats up with Indians named Ralph? chuckle.gif

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08-26-2011, 07:43 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I guess it is to make you feel more comfortable talking to them. I would feel more comfortable if I could actually talk to them.


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I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
08-26-2011, 11:12 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif Yeah, had problems setting up an office router once OMG! That sucked, I swear it sounded like he was eating something the whole time we talked. 13.gif Or had something in his mouth. gaah.gif

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