Archive for December 28th, 2010

US military’s wild spending continues

US military’s wild spending continues
House approves additional billions for neocon/AIPAC driven wars without debate as US taxpayer billions are still sent to Israel by AIPAC influenced/corrupted Congress while US States go broke!

NOT WORTH IT: 700 U.S. and allied troops killed in Afghanistan in 2010, AP says

NOT WORTH IT: 700 U.S. and allied troops killed in Afghanistan in 2010, AP says

by Rethink Afghanistan on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 1:17pm

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The 2010 death toll for U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan hit 700 on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press, making this by far the deadliest year for foreign forces there. These deaths represent one of the most tragic results of a war that’s not making us safer and that’s not worth the costs.

From the Associated Press:

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coalition patrol fought off an insurgent attack in mountainous eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, on a day when two servicemen were killed in the country’s troubled south, bringing the death toll for foreign troops in the country to 700 in 2010, according to an AP count.

This year is by far the deadliest for the coalition in the nearly decade-long war, as tens of thousands of additional international troops have poured into the country in an effort to suppress a virulent Taliban insurgency.



Hassan Naqvi mourns beside the coffin of his brother Mohsin Naqvi before a funeral at al-Fatima Islamic Center in Colonie, N.Y. Naqvi, a native of Pakistan and a U.S. Army officer, was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)