IMF, UN officials among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

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Prox wrote:

Karzai is so quick to condemn the U.S. when we accidently kill or injure a civilian. Never heard him condemn the Taliban when the deliberately target civilians.

Jan 17, 2014 8:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NoMorePleeze wrote:

I so wish we would call they what they ARE!!
MURDER BOMBERS!!!! Calling them suicide bombers validates their mission which they keep succeeding at. That tongue lashing by UN leader should put them in their place.

Jan 17, 2014 8:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Greenspan2 wrote:

I don’t think that the KKK was able to take over all Christian nations globally in their misguided pursuit of racial purity and I don’t know why Islamist terrorists have been so successful in taking over Muslim nations globally in their misguided pursuit of religious purity.

Jan 17, 2014 9:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DURO wrote:

US placed Karzai in and Karzai is a clown

Jan 17, 2014 9:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PipOfTruth wrote:

@Greenspan2

Weak mindedness + ingrained fear of religious authorities + visual verification of horrific repricussions of dissent?…….= Silence

Jan 17, 2014 9:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AZ1811 wrote:

The UN spokesman says killing of civilians “has got to stop”. That’s about all the UN ever says – it’s a DO NOTHING organization.

An Karzai could care less about an agreement with the US. He will be one the first plane out of that hell hole with his stolen loot when the US troops leave. He is the ultimate hipocrit.

Jan 17, 2014 11:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UScitizentoo wrote:

> Islamist
a slow deadly creeping cancer on the world.

Jan 18, 2014 1:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
dsgraham wrote:

I think the US has no business in carrying on in Afghanistan. It’s very complicated there and just a lost cause. In all likelihood the folks of Afghanistan will have to sort things out in their way if they can,to move things forward.

Jan 18, 2014 1:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Not a word on CNN, gays vigilantes and fish oil miracle- main topics.

Jan 18, 2014 3:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

“Karzai is still deliberating whether to allow some U.S. troops to stay…”

Perhaps this is the reason why these innocent people are killed. Suicide bombers are being let loose on innocents in many ares in the world(especially where there is oil and pipelines) to advance some countries’ political agendas…

This incident will be used to pressure Karzai to sign the “deal”

Jan 18, 2014 4:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
MysteryMan1 wrote:

Let these savages kill each other till the end of time. Sell them weapons and ammo with an expiration date. They will solve our problem for us and we’ll make some money to boot. Why the heck are there any westerners in that forsaken place. There for money or power and they pay the price.

Jan 18, 2014 5:44am EST  --  Report as abuse

One of the very few bright spots to visit in this hell hole of a country. Kamal the owner was always polite and the best host imaginable to his guests. It’s unfortunate that he lost his life as well trying to protect his restaurant and his guests.

Jan 18, 2014 6:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
AZreb wrote:

If, after a decade of our training, arms, equipment for Afghanistan troops and police, they cannot stand on their own in fighting the Taliban, then what good will it do to spend another decade or two doing the same thing? A waste of lives, time, money –

Jan 18, 2014 8:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
kafantaris wrote:

When are we going to learn there is no appeasement of the Taliban. Only brutal, crushing and relentless force will work with these savages. No mercy, no hesitation, and no remorse. They have none for us.
And we should continue to use our best technology against them. Preferring to stay illiterate in the 14th century has disadvantages.

Jan 18, 2014 8:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
Chris_novais wrote:

Poor US soldiers and UN personel, their death was completely in vain, as soon as they get their boots out of Afghanistan, it will be 1996 all over again in Afghanistan. With the Taliban religious police patrolling the streets and killing whoever listens to music, watch TV, radio, forget to go to the mosques at designated times, etc. There is no solution for Afghanistan, this country will be stuck in middle ages for all the eternity, and there is absolutely nothing the western powers can do to help, it’s a failed war since day 1.

Jan 18, 2014 9:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
Verpoly wrote:

Is UN Sec.Gen Ban fallen asleep till now ? Why no reaction ?

Jan 18, 2014 9:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
mrf442 wrote:

@GreenSpan. It is because of education. Although the KKK was affective for many people it was typically the uneducated that were easily persuaded. The U.S as a whole has many more people than the middle east with higher education which helps stimulate opinion (which counteracts conforming to such groups) where as the Taliban have worked hard to misinform and keep education away form as many of the people as they can.

Jan 18, 2014 12:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

Billions of dollars down the drain. Thousands of brave soldiers lives tossed away all for a corrupt U.S. government.

Jan 18, 2014 12:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mobdeadmeat wrote:

“There is no possible justification for this attack….” – White House

That statement tells you the level of incompetence and hubris resident in the Oval Office. It was a terrorist attack, which, historically, prefers “soft” civilian targets. It was a well know and frequented meeting point for representatives of NATO and UN personnel. Finally, it was egregiously accessible to lightly screened afghans. Even an amateur could’ve pegged it as a likely target, based on past, in-theater, terrorist attacks. Simply more proof that fancy degrees and high salaries are not necessarily the province of intelligent persons.

Jan 18, 2014 1:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

Should have just nuked ‘em on 9/12/01 and be done with it.

Jan 18, 2014 3:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gts58 wrote:

Further evidence there is no way to reform a 7th century mindset! The Taliban literally lives in prehistoric times – clinging to a cult of rape and murder and general mayhem! They used the Quran to justify their carnage – they are a curse upon the civilized world.

Jan 18, 2014 4:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

Fundamentalists in any following are a blight on the same.

Jan 18, 2014 6:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
YesNoMaybeSo wrote:

We got Bin Laden, now lets get the F out of there and let them do what they do best….kill each other. No country has ever benefited from trying to control Afghanistan, why do we think we’re any different?

Jan 18, 2014 7:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

This kind of carnage has, and will go on forever; it’s in their DNA.
These middle-east zealots have been fighting each other since way before Rome burned to the ground. Send them all the guns and ammo we can round up, and let natural selection thin their gene pool.

Jan 18, 2014 7:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cdnmade0668 wrote:

I am a personal friend of one of the Canadian victims.

Martin was (feels weird to say ‘was’) a good friend of mine. As the article says, he was always there to help. In those years I had a Honda Civic 1978 and we spend many night together fixing it.

He was always willing to help, no question asked. One night a friend and I got stuck in a trail for 4×4 truck. With a CB we where able to get in contact with Martin and soon after he showed up with a truck to pull the stuck truck out.

He was an avid Quebec Nordique fan. In those days I was a Montreal Canadien fan. As we watch some games, you could see him turning red in the face in frustration from the ‘bad’ calls from the ref. You knew then not to talk to him. cause he might just start screaming at the tv.

We spend nights playing Monopoly together with our group of fiends. It was always hard to beat him at that game. He always did the banker. Since he was always winning, we had to watch him to make sure that he was not cheating. We never caught him…

He was an inspiration for me. We both quit school in High School and worked with our parent’s business. Back in 1990 he decided to go back to college at la cite collegial. After talking for a bit I decided to go back too. He went in business administration (if I remember correctly) I took photography. We both shared the same locker. He was so dedicated to school, If he was not working, he was studying.
He was telling me that he wanted to go tour the province of Quebec finding artists of all sort. I was going to take pictures of them and we would make a book…

I could spend hours telling stories about Martin. Just to tell you that he was a great guy. A real friend. Always willing to help others…

I just cant believe that a guy like Martin who would never did anything to hurt anybody would have end up being killed by terrorists. It is such a lost for everybody who knew him.

Martin, you will be missed but never forgotten.

Love you Man,,,,

Jan 22, 2014 8:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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