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This is the Taliban's version of bombing a wedding party

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The U.N. also said that U.S. and pro-government forces caused more civilian deaths than the Taliban and other insurgent groups for the second quarter running.

So what the...? Is the Taliban offended by the UN report? Do they feel they have to catch up with the enemy?

You have to pity a poor civilian in Afghanistan who just wants to live peacefully - talk about drawing the short straw in the game of life.

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This is the Taliban's version of bombing a wedding party

But unlike the US, the Taliban does not target civilians.

The US caused this mess.

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But unlike the US, the Taliban does not target civilians.

Rubbish. Of course they do. They especially target women who want to vote.

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raw beer

But unlike the US, the Taliban does not target civilians.

Where did you get that from? To the contrary, the Taliban usually picks soft targets.

The US caused this mess.

Yes. However, not in the simplistic way that you probably imagine ("evil incarnate GW Bush started war for no reason out of nowhere".... am I guessing right?). The US meddling in the region has been a string of wrong policy decisions for decades now.

And since for the first time there is a non-swamp creature in the White House currently, for the first time we have a chance to see an improvement. But yes, I know, that is not what CNN is telling you.

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Certainly, the peaceful folks of the religious persuasion weren't responsible...

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Certainly, the peaceful folks of the religious persuasion weren't responsible...

Absolutely. We know that all religions are 100% peaceful, they all for love and peace. That is why we must never mention religion at all when talking about terrorism. Amen.

By the way, Taliban means scholar. Anybody knows what these friendly folks are studying'?

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IED’s target EVERYONE. You don’t TARGET someone with a ROADSide bomb.

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The issue is believing islam and a country where islam is the mentality and law can ever be peaceful, outside interference or not. It's just not possible

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@Raw Beer

But unlike the US, the Taliban does not target civilians.

Wow, you couldn't be more wrong. I suggest that you go take a look at yesterday's article about the UN civilian casualty report. About three quarters of the civilian deaths caused by the Taliban were intentional. They targeted and murdered hundreds of Afghan civilians.

It sucks that any civilians are caught in the crossfire, but at least NATO isn't doing it on purpose. The Taliban are a bunch of murderers.

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Mass murder is not uncommon in Afganistan. The 1842 Retreat from Kabul by the British is a good example.

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seadog

Mass murder is not uncommon in Afganistan. The 1842 Retreat from Kabul by the British is a good example.

That hardly describes contemporary Afghanistan.

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I talked briefly, a few times, with a young Afghan refugee woman living here in South Cal. She smiled a lot, and seemed genuinely happy with life. If only it was that way with all peoples.

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