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    Afghan massacre: Kandahar families given compensation

    They received $46,000 (29,000) for each person killed, and $10,000 (6,300) for each person injured, Afghan officials and tribal elders say.

    US staff sergeant Robert Bales was charged on Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

    The shooting spree in Kandahar province on 11 March has further undermined relations between Kabul and Washington.

    It is not yet clear whether who paid the compensation to the families of the victims, in Panjwai district.

    Family members attended a private meeting with personnel from the US military and the Nato-led ISAF forces at the offices of Kandahar's governor, the BBC has learnt.

    The families were told that some witnesses would be flown to the US to give evidence - and others would be able to participate by videolink - when Staff Sgt Bales stands trial.

    The US army said on Friday that Sgt Bales had been formally charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder - nine Afghan children and eight adults.

    The Taliban called off peace talks in the wake of the deadly rampage.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17503733

    Interesting new set of events. I guess the cost for loss of life is now under $50,000.00 according to our government, slightly less then the $49,908.87 that each citizen of this country owes due to the national debt. Looks like we owe more than we are worth
    Last edited by cd8ed; Mar 25 2012 at 12:11 AM.
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    Last time I checked, 49,908 was not more than 50,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    Last time I checked, 49,908 was not more than 50,000.
    Perhaps if you would read:

    I said "is now under 50k"

    And from the article
    They received $46,000 (29,000) for each person killed
    And yes, 46k is less than 49k.

    Thank you for your contribution.
    Last edited by cd8ed; Mar 25 2012 at 12:47 AM.
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    That money will last them for years.

    The amount of money is agreed upon with tribal leaders, the family, etc.

    You can't look at what it will buy in the US.

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    It needs a good lawyer to decide that he will represent all the families and for good reasons .
    Putting on one side the differences in value or worth of money in the two countries , I think the minimum sum per person should be $1million . Minimum .
    I don't care if $50k buys a hundred camels or a thousand , their return must reflect payment for a lost lifetime and unknown possibilities .
    $1 million minimum .

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymondo View Post
    It needs a good lawyer to decide that he will represent all the families and for good reasons .
    Putting on one side the differences in value or worth of money in the two countries , I think the minimum sum per person should be $1million . Minimum .
    I don't care if $50k buys a hundred camels or a thousand , their return must reflect payment for a lost lifetime and unknown possibilities .
    $1 million minimum
    .
    Remind me... how much did Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq compensate the families of 9/11 victims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Remind me... how much did Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq compensate the families of 9/11 victims?
    They build a nice sand castle for them:
    "Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself, and where they are they should be changed." -Carter
    "A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury." -Tytler
    Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever." ~Mark 13:31


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    Rhode Island Reservist gives life to save Afghani girl...

    U.S. soldier dies saving Afghan girl
    March 28th, 2012 - After the news of a U.S. soldier charged with murdering Afghan civilians, mostly women and children, the story of Spc. Dennis Weichel of the Rhode Island National Guard bears telling.
    The official Pentagon news release says he died "from injuries suffered in a noncombat related incident." But there is much more to the story. Weichel, 29, of Providence, died saving the life of a little girl. According to the Rhode Island National Guard and the U.S. Army, Weichel was in a convoy a week ago with his unit in Laghman Province, in northeast Afghanistan. Some children were in the road in front of the convoy, and Weichel and other troops got out to move them out of the way.

    Most of the children moved, but one little girl went back to pick up some brass shell casings in the road. Afghan civilians often recycle the casings, and the girl appeared to aim to do that. But a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle was moving toward her, according to Lt. Col. Denis Riel of the Rhode Island National Guard. MRAPs, as they are known, usually weigh more than 16 tons. Weichel saw the massive truck bearing down on the girl and grabbed her out of the way. But in the process, the armored truck ran him over, Riel said.

    The little girl is fine. Weichel died a short time later of his injuries. "He was a big kid at heart. He always had a smile on his face, and he made everyone laugh," 1st Sgt. Nicky Peppe, who served with Weichel in Iraq, is quoted as saying in an Army story. "But as much as Weichel was funny, he was also a professional. When it was time to go outside the wire for a combat patrol, he was all business."

    Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has ordered flags in the state lowered to half-staff until Weichel, who was posthumously promoted to sergeant, is laid to rest Monday. Weichel is survived by his parents, his fiancee and three children. His family will be awarded a Bronze Star and other awards for his sacrifice.

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    So here is my suggestion: Forget bombs -- we should drop Obama administration policy makers on Iraq and Syria. That would ensure the ruin of the Islamic State in no time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Remind me... how much did Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq compensate the families of 9/11 victims?
    Each of those countries has paid a significant price.Saudi Arabia joined the USA war on terrorism, which then made it an AQ target, costing it many attacks and they have spent billions on the war.

    Afghanistan was invaded by the USA with many deaths and destruction, the government overthrown and has been occupied by an invader for 10 years and has a with a USA chosen puppet in charge, and is ranked as the world's most corrupt government.

    Iraq was invaded by the USA with many deaths and destruction, the government overthrown, and was occupied officially for nearly 10 years, and continues to be unofficially occupied with a USA chosen puppet in charge and has a government rated as ALMOST the world's most corrupt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Remind me... how much did Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq compensate the families of 9/11 victims?
    Who cares?
    Are you suggesting a scrimp drive now that US debt totals over $16 trillion ?
    Do you advocate cheating people versus doing the right thing?
    If I was that miserable bum Karzai I would charge the US $500 per person entering , for intended damage and destruction etc etc . Back dated to 2001 .

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