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Taliban promises revenge against US

By Cheng Guangjin (China Daily)

14:43, March 13, 2012

The Taliban vowed revenge on Monday after at least one United States soldier shot to death 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan and burned their bodies, fueling anger over the US military's presence in the country after a decade-long war.

The Taliban said in a statement on their website that "sick-minded American savages" committed the "blood-soaked and inhumane crime", and promised the victims' families that it would take revenge "for every single martyr with the help of Allah", the Associated Press reported.

At 3 am on Sunday, a US staff sergeant allegedly wandered 450 meters from his base in the southern Kandahar province, killed 16 Afghans including nine children, before returning to base and turning himself in, the AP said.

The attack will further strain the tense US-Afghan relationship, especially since Afghan civilians have already "equated the US to the devil", said Guo Xiangang, a researcher on US studies at the China Institute of International Studies.

Afghanistan's parliament said in a statement on Monday that "the Wolesi Jirga (parliament) announces that once again Afghans have run out of patience with the arbitrary actions of foreign forces", according to Reuters.

Afghans expressed doubt on Monday that a single US Army soldier could have shot and killed 16 civilians in houses over 2 kilometers apart and burned the bodies afterward, the AP said.

The soldier blamed for the shootings is in custody, but villagers told Afghan officials they heard shots being fired from several directions, said the AP.

The Afghan Defense Ministry said its initial reports indicate one soldier carried out the attacks, but they left open the possibility there could have been more, said the AP.

The killings have reignited fury at the US' presence in Afghanistan following a wave of deadly protests over US citizens burning Qurans last month.

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HuaoQuao at 2012-03-1475.72.239.*
We the U.S.lost great face for the Vietnam war, therefore, these rounds, we equiped our man with star war gears to fight the fling flock and rusty KA47 and old granade launcher from the early days. We go in as God, with instruction to shoot first, ask question later. A shot from the crowd - killed the whole crowd; a shot from the building - lavelled the building. As Gods ourselves, who would they complaint to? We make the laws, applied the laws, and excecuted the laws.
McCarthy at 2012-03-13206.125.72.*
These acts of intimidation of nations on the part of the US political elite and military are tactics that ensure others notice what will happen to their nation if they do not surrender to the imperialist forces of the United States and NATO. The world is facing the gravest threat to peace and security in these running dogs of capitalism, who have no ethics or morals and are the worlds biggest hypocrits. Every dog has their day and they will have their pay back also.

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