Thursday, July 2, 2009

Something Awful

For those of you who know how the Pashtuns treated Soviet prisoners during their war in Afghanistan, you know why I am sick at my stomach on reading this:

American soldier believed captured in Afghanistan
By M. Karim Faiez and Laura King, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Kabul and Istanbul -- An American soldier is believed to have been captured by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said today.The soldier has been missing from his unit since Tuesday, said Army Capt. Elizabeth Mathias. Citing concern for his safety, she did not disclose the circumstances of his disappearance, or explain how military authorities had concluded that he was being held, or say whether there had been any communication with insurgents about the missing man.

The brief military statement was not definitive about a capture having occurred; Mathias said the soldier in question was "believed" to have fallen into the hands of "militant forces..."

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