Afghanistan

Re: The Afghanistan Thread

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:19 pm

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US commander of international forces in Afghanistan
Air strike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz
was a mistake




Gen John Campbell said that the US would never intentionally target a protected medical facility



Hmmmmm


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Re: The Afghanistan Thread

Postby kmich » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:15 pm

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Re: The Afghanistan Thread

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:19 pm

kmich wrote:.



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President Obama called the chief of Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday
to apologize for the bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan that killed doctors and patients



That was the right gesture


“When the United States makes a mistake, we own up to it, we apologize,” Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, told reporters.

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In addition to the apology, White House officials said Mr. Obama had promised a “transparent, thorough and objective accounting” of the incident, and told Dr. Liu that he would make any changes necessary to ensure that such incidents were less likely in the future.



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Re: Afghanistan

Postby YMix » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:20 am

Pentagon spent $150 million on luxury villas for employees in Afghanistan

The Pentagon is under fire again for excessive spending in Afghanistan. Following reports of the $43 million gas station, a government watchdog says nearly $150 million was spent on villas, meals, and security guards for a “handful” of employees.

On Thursday, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in which SIGAR chief John F. Sopko asked for more information about $150 million that was authorized by the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), a small division of the defense department charged with stabilizing the economies of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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“There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent? Take a look at what we’ve done, too.” - Donald J. Trump, President of the USA
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Re: Afghanistan

Postby noddy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:18 am

The Germans spent 60 million building a 10 thousand capacity cricket stadium, they managed to squeeze 30 thousand into it.

https://twitter.com/samishinwari45/stat ... 6859139076

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they have a great team, im hoping it can normalise itself in the international cricket schedule.
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