Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke out for the first time today about the "heart-rending" media accounts of a rogue US army unit accused of deliberately killing civilians for sport.
In his first public reaction to the scandal, Hamid Karzai said he wanted to ensure ordinary Americans knew about an alleged rogue army unit "kill team" accused of murdering Afghan civilians and mutilating their corpses.
"They killed our youths for fun, they killed old people, they even planned to kill children," Karzai said in a speech "I want the ordinary American people to hear my voice and to know that Afghans old and young are being oppressed in their name."
Well Obama campaigned on Afghanistan being the righteous war so the left can't criticise it and the right started it so they can't criticise it. I believe we should be out of there and should have been a long time ago. I don't think we should be supporting corrupt Karzai.
War is ugly and bad things happen so I'm not going to criticize our soldiers.
ya but that also reflect state of mind of soldiers...isn't it?..can normal happy soldier do such stuffs?
Don't judge all military personnel by the acts of a few criminals.
agreed...valid point but if you see iraq and now afghan...either criminals are increasing or we need to rethink about wars as human race...
thats my point since criminals are not increasing but such incidents are , it shows war is taking lot of toll on mental health of usa soldiers...
Such incidents are not increasing. When was the last incident even remotely like this crime?
never mind...denial is not solution...but i understand ...
I'm glad you don't choose to deny the reality of the situation.
any one who cares for mental well being of soldiers wont deny that there is problem which is seeing upward swing...i am sure military is taking this seriously...i am not saying that such things dont occur...before afghan , similar video of iraq had shocked the world..here i am concerned about innocent human lives as well as mental well being of soldiers...
my opinion or your opinion doesnot make any difference to military anyways...
What ability do the ordinary people of America have in changing such things?
Aren't their lifestyles being destroyed as well?
Political issues throughout the entire world are being used as justification for many inexcusable events!
The abilities of all ordinary people everywhere are being undermined purposefully every day by the political objectives of the few that choose to have them remain unknown to the 'Ordinary People!'
the latest afghan is what you know...then iraq too you might be knowing...suicide rates of usa military personnel is increasing too...good barometer of mental health...
US military suicide rate at record high
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/feb20 … -f04.shtml
Suicide rate in US Army at highest in 26 years
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world … 61933.html
Is the U.S. Army Losing Its War on Suicide?
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article … 84,00.html
So you have two incidents, inexcusable as they were, in ten years? If you want to talk about the suicide rate, that is obviously a separate issue.
i think i have not communicated in way i intended.. i am not taking this issue from only point of view of innocent lives lost by inhuman acts of few soldiers...i am here concerned about their mental health which is not only taking innocent lives but also their own lives...core point is rethinking about war and strategy...i hope i am communicating...
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