The killing of four French soldiers and wounding of 12 others last week by an Afghan soldier has caused a considerable backlash from the NATO member nation, with France withdrawing its troops from all training operations. The Taliban claimed credit, but what really caused the shooting?
Security officials quoted in the Agence France Press (AFP) today have a simpler explanation, saying that the soldier was motivated by anger over the video of US Marines desecrating Afghan corpses.
The video, which was released earlier this month, has fueled considerable anti-US sentiment, and apparently some of that sentiment is extending to other nations’ soldiers aiding in the US-led occupation.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai downplayed this notion, insisting the killings were an “isolated incident” and not indicative of anything. But with plenty of reasons to dislike the occupation forces coming around all the time, such blowback attacks seem unsurprising and NATO troops remain in danger.
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they have blood on their hands!
just kidding of course not. its just the french…
hey where are you guys going?!?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai downplayed this notion, insisting the killings were an “isolated incident”
Much like the isolated incident where ten Australian soldiers where shot by a trainee Afghan soldier in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan in October 2011.
Three Australian soldiers were killed in that attack, an interpreter also died and seven soldiers were injured in the attack.
This was also an “isolated incident”.
It appears that after the constant pissing on the Afghan people for reasons only an American can try to justify or explain, that the number of “isolated incidents'” are really starting to adding up.
Just what do the occupiers believe their friendly Afghans actually think about that stupid pissing contest by the USMC and the even stupider comments coming out of Washington in the media? Can there be a single Afghan who doesn´t hate us by now?
The most sickening part of this degenerate behavior is the responses coming from American leaders and citizens, justifying it all. If and when America falls, we are going to be the loneliest people who ever existed. We are losing respect from absolutely everyone due to such evil behavior and attitudes.
God help us from ourselves.
I'm unconvinced the urinations had anything to do with this.
Casualties will be rising significantly, how long can that be
attributed to the urinations ?
How is an Empire supposed to get along without useful auxiliaries to absorb the casualties suffered in the blow back resulting from the legionaries having a little fun? The French are such ingrates.
Good job Marines.
Is the person who released the video in Gitmo yet?
they were absolutely right when they shoot and killed French troops because there is no different between french troops and american troops, both are sheering assault for innocent afgan people.
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