Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Aid worker killed in combat zone

WHAT?! How did THAT happen?!

Here's the headline. . .

Full probe vowed in captive Briton's death
By ROBERT KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer Robert Kennedy, Associated Press Writer –

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. and U.K. military officials have started what's promised as a thorough investigation into the death of a kidnapped British aid worker who may have been killed in error by U.S. special forces — rather than, as originally stated, by her Taliban captors.

Linda Norgrove's death has reverberated through the corridors of power from Kabul, to London, to Washington — where President Barack Obama expressed condolences and pledged "to get to the bottom" of what happened during the deadly raid.

Let's break this down and make it simple for those who like to complicate things.

Aid worker (probably with very limited military training) enters combat zone.
Aid worker is taken hostage/POW/whatever by enemy forces.
Aid worker is killed in fog of war.
Aid worker took a chance, knew or should have known the risks involved and crapped out.

Is it time to imitate the Russians yet and GET THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GOD FORSAKEN SHIT HOLE OF A COUNTRY and let the ignorant whack job religious fundies have it back?
Sorry Afghanistan, we can't fix you either. If you don't like living under an oppressive religious extremist regime you'd better get the fuck out.

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