There is a black hole called Afghanistan. We have wasted billions of dollars there and thousands of lives. Now we have just had another insult thrown at us.
From AP News:
The United States has paid $50,000 in compensation for each Afghan killed in the shooting spree attributed to a U.S. soldier in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official and a community elder said Sunday.
The families of the dead received the money Saturday at the governor's office, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai. Each wounded person received $11,000, Lalai said. Community elder Jan Agha confirmed the same figures.
They were told that the money came from U.S. President Barack Obama, Lalai said.
A U.S. official confirmed that compensation had been paid but declined to discuss exact amounts, saying only that it reflected the devastating nature of the incident. The official spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of the subject.
A spokesman for NATO and U.S. forces declined to confirm or deny the payments, saying that while coalition members often make compensation payments, they are usually kept private.
"As the settlement of claims is in most cases a sensitive topic for those who have suffered loss, it is usually a matter of agreement that the terms of the settlement remain confidential," Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings said.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is accused of sneaking out of his base before dawn on March 11 then creeping into houses in two nearby villages and opening fire on sleeping families within.
There are so many ways my head explodes over this one.
First, after all of the money we have spent on infrastructure in Afghanistan and even building Mosques there, when the hell are the Afghans going to compensate us for what we have done for them?
When are we going to see compensation for the soldiers killed when their Koran was burned?
Americans were willfully murdered. When the hell do we even get a damn apology much less compensation for what we have done for them?
Oh, and who the hell told Barack Obama that was his money to give away? Unless he is personally writing those checks, that money came from the American people, not the anti-American Marxist in the White House who is doing everything in his power to make certain we lose this war.
I’m not going to defend what Staff Sergeant Bales did. The justice system will deal with him. This compensation is simply another slap in the face to the American people.
This will only end when we replace this clown and get a real American in the White House.
Not like Ft. Hood???? My sympathy is with our soldier. That is all the sympathy I have left.
When do they compensate us for 9/11
And the party of choice tells us that romney is that guy. My butt!
Agreed! however, I still don't see how we can fight back if Obama and his followers cheat on the vote. The only thing I can think of, is to hold up the oath of office until every vote and every voter has to be matched. If it doesn't match, the vote is lost. It may take 4 to 6 months and every vote in every state and division will haveto be checked since Holder wants no photo ID be required. In SC it's in our state constitution, so Holder has no say,
No Voter ID is going to be our downfall...
I will make a bet there where be early voting again this year...
For the life of me I can't understand why we need early voting except to give voters the chance to vote multiple times.
I, personally, don't begrudge this last set of compensation, BUT . . . . after the last outrage about burning Koran's, my vote is to leave (lock, stock and barrel) and terminate all future funding, terminating with a strong caveat to all terrorist nations and organizations . . . do not screw with our allies or the USA, or expect your nation and/or organization to be turned to glass.
Let's just leave terrorist nations to their ultimate destination; i.e., war and death to all who participate . . . they've been doing this to each other for centuries and they seem to have an unquenchable thirst for blood.
Don't forget . . . . Let's Excise all RINO's and deserving Democrats in Local, State and Federal elections, November 6th!
It's JUST diplomatic chump change, that's all. Another waste by the Muslim Chief obama.
This kind of mindset on the part of Odumbo, that he can do whatever he wants to with taxpayers' money, is a huge part of our financial problems. Following is a link to a story about Col. Davy Crockett, (yes, that Davy Crockett) U.S. Representative from TN, and his attitude about how taxpayers' dollars should be treated: "Not Yours To Give".
From listening to the Viet Nam vet next door........"the SYSTEM failed Sgt Bales and all the vets from the last few years on. One man should NEVER have as many tour as Sgt Bales did. The brass left him there longer than any soldier should have been."
He was failed in many ways but that does not excuse what he did...
Yet when do we stop paying for the mistakes and destruction our enemies do to us...
After WWII we helped Germany and Japan rebuild with big money and I have a feeling we have not seem much of that money...
Look at the money we put into this country for their rebuilding, yet who started the mess.
When do we get repaid for what was done to us in Pearl Harbor, 9/11 or all the innocent people during this war(Im not talking service men who were killed in battle. Im talking about the students teacher, ministers and etc that were killed and tortured by them.
Agreed. To take Pearl Harbor and Japan one step further our liberal media darlings have seen to it that we never forget our treachery over Hiroshima and Nagasaki! It confounds me to no end that liberals punish the victim and coddle the aggressor!
........as well....via the Philadelphia Inquirer articles of late.....WE should compensate Afgans for the trouble we've crated there. Damned fool liberal papers!