AN AMERICAN soldier is in custody after allegedly breaking into a number of homes in a village near Kandahar early Sunday and killing 16 people, nine of them children.Coming after a wave of violence against U.S. and NATO troops, this may further inflame the population against coalition forces. It seems to us that continued occupation of Afghanistan serves no real purpose.
Also: McCain stumps for war against Syria; Panetta says the president only needs “international permission” to attack; Pentagon gives Boeing $80 million to build a better MOP to clean out Iran’s nuclear bunkers; State Department gives Camp Liberty in Iraq to MEK — which is on its list of foreign terror organizations; Greece officially defaults; SPLC claims 755% growth in American militias since Obama took office (link to report PDF file); and unexplained explosion caught on Phoenix TV traffic report.
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