Yesterday’s suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy killed at least 12 Americans, but they weren’t US soldiers. Instead, at least eight were members of the massive force of US government contractors fighting alongside the military in the occupation effort. The number of contractors working for the US military in Afghanistan is at least as large as the number of US soldiers there.
Click here to read more on the contractor army at CSMonitor.com
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Some of them were US soldiers. Four US soldiers died in the attack along with one Canadian soldier. At least 27 US soldiers have died in October, 2011.
A CNN story posted by AntiWar today as a headline under Af/Pak , reports only nine Americans killed including four US soldiers. A Canadian soldier, two British nationals, and a Kosovo citizen were also among the dead. There was some confusion about casualty totals because some passengers on the bus were not listed on the passenger manifest.
The same strategy as in Irak and these persons have killed two million Orakis and still they are killing in the name of unknown.
America is becoming biggest danger for world peace.
Hope their employers provided good life insurance!
Democracy Now apparently has the incorrect early story in the morning headlines also.
In any event it was the largest ground loss in the Afghan War for Nato forces and contractors in one incident.
Thanks for that info. Mercenaries are scum.
And they never fight in the clutch. See Machiavelli.
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