American troops in Afghanistan. The first version released earlier today was of the “lone gunmen” variety. This isn’t going away:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 11 (Reuters) – Western forces shot dead 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, Afghan officials said, in a rampage that witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk.
One Afghan father who said his children were killed in the shooting spree accused soldiers of later burning the bodies.
[…] Neighbours said they awoke to crackling gunfire from American soldiers, whom they described as laughing and drunk.
“They were all drunk and shooting all over the place,” said neighbour Agha Lala, who visited one of the homes where the incident took place. “Their bodies were riddled with bullets.”
If you have a Whitehouse.gov account, this would be a good time to sign this petition to get out of Afghanistan.
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Here is an article that covers the recent occurrences that are aimed at reminding women that they can’t be people, too.