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17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.

The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south - particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces.

The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province's Musa Qala district for a celebration involving music and dancing, said district government chief Neyamatullah Khan. He said the Taliban slaughtered them to show their disapproval of the event.

All of the bodies were decapitated but it was not clear if they had been shot first, said provincial government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi.

Information was only trickling out slowly because the area where the killings occurred is largely Taliban controlled, Khan said. The Taliban spokesman for southern Afghanistan could not be reached for comment.

Many Afghans and international observers have expressed worries that the Taliban's brutal interpretation of Islamic justice will return as international forces withdraw. Under the Taliban, who ruled the country from 1996 to 2001, all music and film was banned as un-Islamic, and women were barred from leaving their homes without a male family member as an escort.

Helmand is one of the areas seeing the largest reduction in U.S. troops, as the force increase ordered up by President Barack Obama departs. The U.S. started drawing down forces from a peak of nearly 103,000 last year, and plans to have decreased to 68,000 troops in country by October.

One of the most worrying trends to accompany the drawdown has been a surge in attacks by Afghan forces against their international allies, and another shooting came on Monday morning, though it appeared to be accidental.

Two American soldiers were shot and killed by one of their Afghan colleagues in the east, military officials said, bringing to 12 the number of international troops - all Americans - to die at the hands of their local allies this month.

But Afghan officials said Monday's attack in Laghman province was a separate case from the rash of recent insider attacks on international forces, because it appeared to have been unintentional.

The incident unfolded when a group of U.S. and Afghan soldiers came under attack, said Noman Hatefi, a spokesman for the Afghan army corps in eastern Afghanistan. When the troops returned fire and ran to take up fighting positions, an Afghan soldier fell and accidentally discharged his weapon, killing two American soldiers with the stray bullets, he said.

"He didn't do this intentionally. But then the commander of the (Afghan) unit started shouting at him, `What did you do? You killed two NATO soldiers!' And so he threw down his weapon and started to run," Hatefi added. The U.S. troops had already called in air support to help with the insurgent attack and the aircraft fired on the escaping soldier from above, killing him, Hatefi said.

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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 12:06:44 AM »
And, remind me, why are our men there?

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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 12:09:23 AM »
Amen to that.

They are animals and nothing will ever change that. It is a waste of lives, time and money.l

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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 12:13:47 AM »

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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 12:27:50 AM »
I am with yo.... bring them all home........ drill for our own oil here in the USA and screw the middle east... and don't allow any immigration from there either.

Watching HBO right now -- Witness -- documentary filmed in Libya.. they are all freaking NUT jobs.

One of the most frighting things I deal with is that the occupant of the WH is INSTALLING the nut jobs in the highest levels of our government

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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 01:05:57 AM »
they are all freaking NUT jobs.

They are demon possessed. 

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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 01:43:28 AM »
They are demon possessed.

The Taliban are complete psycho nutjobs. But they are an interesting case study in fanaticism as applied to government. Not much of a historian, but even I can see the parallels between the Taliban, Mao's China and Cambodia in recent times. Sparta and the Holy Roman Empire if you want to go back a bit. North Korea, not so much. That is more of a personality cult than fanaticism.
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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 02:06:59 AM »
I would add Imperial Japan into that mix too.  Hitler's henchmen had nothing on the Imperial Japanese Officer Corps.   Just ask the Chinese. 

One of the more shocking parts of WWII history that is often overlooked by the West or at least it's not discussed in polite circles. 

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 02:25:19 AM »
I would add Imperial Japan into that mix too.  Hitler's henchmen had nothing on the Imperial Japanese Officer Corps.   Just ask the Chinese. 

One of the more shocking parts of WWII history that is often overlooked by the West or at least it's not discussed in polite circles.

My biology teacher in High School was an ex Japanese PoW. I don't know what happened there, he NEVER talked about it - except he lost an ear - but there were days when we'd go to class and there would be a chapter from the text book on the blackboard and no sign of him at all. He'd be hiding in the small store room at the front of the classroom.
We all liked him a lot, he was a really good, patient and kind teacher otherwise, so when that happened we'd just quietly get on with studying and making notes and one of us would fill in the attendance register for him. Oddly enough, our class got mostly A grades for the exams.
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Re: 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 02:47:08 AM »
I would add Imperial Japan into that mix too.  Hitler's henchmen had nothing on the Imperial Japanese Officer Corps.   Just ask the Chinese. 

One of the more shocking parts of WWII history that is often overlooked by the West or at least it's not discussed in polite circles.

Exactly... The Chinese hated the Japanese -- and for good reason.

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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 03:06:30 AM »
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The incident unfolded when a group of U.S. and Afghan soldiers came under attack, said Noman Hatefi, a spokesman for the Afghan army corps in eastern Afghanistan. When the troops returned fire and ran to take up fighting positions, an Afghan soldier fell and accidentally discharged his weapon, killing two American soldiers with the stray bullets, he said.

Really??
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 03:38:42 AM »
Really??

Come on. You have been there and know it happens. Some panicky dick slips off the safety because he is shit scared then falls over his own damned feet and pulls the trigger.
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