Dancing in Zurmat

In March 2002 NATO launched Operation Anaconda in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, and most of the heavy fighting played out in the Zurmat District of that God-forsaken wasteland, where the Haqqani Network and other militias still continue to attack NATO outposts and each other and virtually every other living thing, and NATO adds its fair share to the carnage.

We now understand that the men killed were only trying to protect their families,” Brigadier General Eric Tremblay, spokesman for NATO-led forces, said in the statement. The three women were killed during the shooting, NATO said.

NATO had earlier said its troops had found the women already killed, bound and gagged, but later acknowledged that this was untrue. Troops who visited the scene had made the mistake after seeing the bodies bound in preparation for burial, it said.

There are a lot of orphans in Paktia Province.

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    • Viet71 on February 22, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Why?

    No one here hears your voice.

  1. I actually have tried to catch just about every one of your mini-series on the many provinces of Afghanistan — with much appreciation for each and every one.  

    I don’t have much computer time these days, but I’ve always wanted you to know how I felt about these “cameo” visits to Afghanistan by you.  

    As my heart has bled for the Iraqis, so does it bleed for these already impoverished souls of Afghanistan — and we just can’t stop with our decimation of them!  We always pick on those already downtrodden souls, because we want their resources and care nothing for their difficult lives or their lives period!  I have done enough traveling in my life, such that I understand that all human nature has the same needs, emotions and desire to live.  My heart is sick inside.  

    Thank you for all these efforts!

  2. I don’t understand why one commenter is asking, “Why, Jacob Freeze?  No one hears your voice.”

    More lies from Petreus; this is some extra-sick shit.

    http://my.firedoglake.com/jimw

    How are you, Jacob?

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