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Afghans Heart G.I.s Who Flattened Their Village

The residents of Afghanistan’s Tarok Kolache are really quite fond of the American forces who demolished their village. The Taliban had turned the place into a minefield, after all, and now U.S. troops are helping rebuild the place. That’s the story, at least, according to Gen. David Petraeus’ biographer and former adviser, who’s embedded with the 1-320th Field Artillery Regiment nearby.


The residents of Afghanistan’s Tarok Kolache are really quite fond of the American forces who demolished their village. The Taliban had turned the place into a minefield, after all, and now U.S. troops are helping rebuild the place. That’s the story, at least, according to Gen. David Petraeus’ biographer and former adviser, who’s embedded with the 1-320th Field Artillery Regiment nearby.
Paula Broadwell finds residents of the town to be all smiles now that reconstruction is beginnin
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Added: Jan-26-2011 Occurred On: Jan-26-2011
By: nurdmyth
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  • The mission is to destroy al queda and make the Taliban irrelevant...
    Those villagers knew explosives were being planted in their homes. The people of Afghanistan can either help or suffer the collateral damage of living in a war zone.

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    • In their defense, I must add that they have little choice. The Taliban use brutal force, kill their leaders and in some occasions threaten to kill their families. They live pretty much in the middle of nowhere, our guys are not always there 100% of the time to protect them. They're caught between the middle and the Taliban use them, if they don't comply, they get the short end of the stick. If the Afghan Army and police, were not so corrupt and incompetent they could be there for them, unfortuna More..

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  • I must admit, I was quite skeptical about this attack myself. Seeing that an immediate reconstruction effort has been undertaken to compensate the locals, and that they're unharmed, is quite impressive. The military should be commended for stuff like this, I'd like to see more of it.

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  • Just goes to show there are two sides to a story.

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    • yeah. the enemy can turn any photo into a propaganda tool. and fools like Doyle just eat that shit up.

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    • It's all about the context, which is typically too complex for your average journalist to grasp. Either that or it goes something like this:

      "USAF bombs an entire Afghan village into dust?! Oh yeah, that'll get some headlines! What? You mean the villagers wanted it destroyed because the Taliban kicked them out and then turned it into one massive IED and the US military is helping to rebuild the entire village? Pfft, who cares? That doesn't make the US military look like the bad guys."

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  • And when you tell the other side, the America-haters' heads explode.

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  • Nice to see the truth after Sahaafi mujapig attempted to distort it AS ALWAYS. This time, he just happened to be caught RED HANDED, just flat out lying.


    Great post nurd!!

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  • they win a free walmart.

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  • I <3 JDAM's

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  • So much for all the morons claiming it was full of women and children.

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  • I'll believe it when a NGO reports on the new towns construction.

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  • What a bullshit propaganda, what the bastards should do is help reconstruct the whole country they destroyed and compensate the population, instead of an abandoned village with five homes... oh yes and get the fuck out of Afghanistan.
    The war is already declared lost.

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    • To you, and all the idiots like you...... Who the fuck said "WE" have to rebuild anything in the first place ?? This is a war,not a neighborhood improvement project, and the idea of trying to rebuild anything in the middle of a war is ridiculous. The only thing our troops need to do is keep killing ragheads by the dozen.

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    • You mean my brother? yeah

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  • Petraeus in his book should include flying squirrels onto his chopper illegally entering a USS carrier and later being deported.

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  • And the second the dust settles after they leave the local's are back to chanting death to America.
    They have to, or the Taliban will kill them.
    That's how the game is played over there.

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  • I just laugh of this Afghan BS posts on both sides.
    First months bombed the shit of Taliban,control of opium fields,install a puppet pro US regime and get out.
    My my 10 years of war and the silly cavemen are still in control. what a laugh,what a laugh

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  • We are very good at fulfilling the concept of...destroying the village in order to save it. We perfected it in Vietnam.

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