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Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Commando

The Taliban today claimed it beheaded a missing U.S. commando this morning.

The Taliban said they beheaded a missing U.S. commando in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, but the Pentagon said it had no information to support the claim.... Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi said the U.S. commando was killed at 11 a.m. and his body dumped on a mountain in the eastern province of Kunar, where a four-man Navy SEAL team went missing during a clash with militants June 28.

"We killed him using a knife and chopped off his head," he said by satellite telephone from an undisclosed location.

The U.S. military has said two of the missing commandos were found dead on Monday, having been killed in action, while another had been rescued and one was missing.

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    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#18)
    by John Mann on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:52:01 PM EST
    soccerdad said: "When we lose this geopolictical match we will be the ones standing out in the cold with no friends and no oil. So its off to invade Venezuela." The way things are going, soc, you'll be lucky to have enough troops left to invade Venezuela - and damn sure no friends to help out. The damage caused by George Bush and his Neocon scum puppeteers to the standing of the United States in the rest of the world will never be undone.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#1)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:02 PM EST
    et al - We have five commens about Gitmo's commander being relieved, but yet we have nothing here. All is quiet on the eastern front. Sailor? Where are your sympathies? Aaron? SD? Dadler? Anyone out there?

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#2)
    by DawesFred60 on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Let us start beheading the government at once, and can we find Bin Laden?

    PPJ...yep these guys are animals...which is why we pumped so much money and arms to them when they were our proxies against the Soviets. Hopefully, we can kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity lickety split...just as soon as Iraq quiets down in about, oh, 12 to 15 years...or thereabouts.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#4)
    by soccerdad on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    "claims" - where's the proof? Just recyling PPJs approach There's no controversy here-everyone is in agreement that the killing of americans is bad, is just too bad that some people don't afford innocent Irai and Afghans the same consideration. BTW slitting some one's throat is no worse than napalm or cluster munitions etc. Their all dead.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#5)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    SD writes:
    There's no controversy here-everyone is in agreement that the killing of americans is bad, is just too bad that some people don't afford innocent Irai and Afghans the same consideration. BTW slitting some one's throat is no worse than napalm or cluster munitions etc. Their all dead.
    You can't even offer sympathy and support for the beheaded man and his family without making a claim that of moral equivalence. Tell us again how you support the troops. Yeah. Sure you do. Uh-Huh. No doubt.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#6)
    by soccerdad on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    What is differnt about the method? Dead is Dead. I'm not talking about anything other than the method.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#7)
    by soccerdad on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    BTW where's your sympathy for all the innocent women and children killed in Iraq.

    Cycle of violence and brutality is underway. It continues until enough people are sickened by the sheer bloodletting. None of the details matter - soldiers beheaded, women and children as collateral damage - the change begins when we are just sickened by the carnage. I am there. Condolences to the families.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#9)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Et al Ė The fact is that the quickest way to stop the killing is to win the war. Withdrawing wonít. Thousands would be killed by the terrorists and Baath Party members if we leave, just as thousands were killed at the end pf Desert Storm when we listened to the UN and failed to finish the job, and then failed to support the rebels. GHW Bushís legacy is tainted by that, and it wonít go away. So how about you folks getting behind the war effort and letís convince the terrorists they should just go away because they cannot win in battle, and they cannot expect the US to quit.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#10)
    by soccerdad on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Et al Ė The fact is that the quickest way to stop the killing is to win the war.
    Lets see - AQ is estimated to be in 60 countries, we have already seen that insurgents fighting in their country do not give up easily. Invasion breeds more insurgents and more terrorists therefore everytime we invade we need to kill even more. Oh and some of the countries like Pakistan have nukes. And what is the current fruits of our labor: more terrorist attacks, more well trained terrorists, they have acquired 100's of tons of explosives from facilities we didn't secure, and now Iraq and Iran have just signed a deal to have Iran train Iraqi soldiers. Well isn't that just peachy. The big winner in all of this is Iran whose influence is growing and exactly what is the US going to do about it? If instability spreads from Iraq to the rest of the ME especialy SA what is the US and Europe prepared to do to preserve the flow of oil. Europe not being stupid has started to broker deals with Russia, while we lah out at Putin and try to build bases to surround Russia. When we lose this geopolictical match we will be the ones standing out in the cold with no friends and no oil. So its off to invade Venezuela.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#11)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Jim, I could have commented last night. What would anyone possibly say here that would soothe your ego? This is not about what WE opine. This is about a dead soldier. I personally had no words to describe my frustration, yet you demand a response. Well, here it is. FU. People die in horrible ways in all conflicts.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#12)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Sorry, I meant F.Y. You can't even offer sympathy and support for the beheaded man and his family And where is your offer of condolences you POS? Nowhere. You only try to shield yourself with the body of a dead soldier while you instigate vile attacks against patriotic americans. You are truly a scumbag. A fascist scumbag.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#13)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    SD - What you are proposing is withdrawal followed appeasement. It didn't work prior to 9/11, and OBL says it never work. Like it or not, in war you must kill enough of your enemies to make them quit killing you. Che - Your intellectual capacity is clearly demonstrated by your response.

    I think Che expressed my sense about Jim's desire to use this latest infotainment death for political purposes. Violence ends violence about as well as beatings improve morale. Jim, please get on a plane to Bagdad. You can win the war and save us all a lot of pain. Your type, with all your war enthusiasm, who sit at home are the reason we haven't won this war already. If you believe in it, get yourself into it.

    and of course, Jim, your views about the war and our "enemies" have been expressed and acted out by your proxy Charles Graner. They never had it so good, right?

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#16)
    by soccerdad on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Like it or not, in war you must kill enough of your enemies to make them quit killing you.
    So PPj exactly how many countries are you willing to destroy, how many americans are you willing to let die just because you don't want to acknowledge that some of our policies are provoking them and generating more terrorists and more attacks. But imperialism, war crimes, and wars based on lies are perfectly fine with people like you who believe that the US is ENTITLED to anything it wants where ever it may be. Even if we were to send in enough troops to secure Iraq do you believe that it would stop terrorism. Then what, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, SA, Qatar, Egypt? Where do you stop? How many American deaths are necessary and acceptable for American empire? OBL learned well the lessons of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. But the egotistical morons running this country did not. The goal is to bankrupt us. We're on our way. Apeasement is a word used by cowards who refuse to examine all the issues and try to justify their actions by slogans rather than facts.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#17)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Che - Your intellectual capacity is clearly demonstrated by your response. It doesn't take much intelligence to see through your BS. You should be banned from this site for using a dead american soldier to advance your own political views, which is nothing more than to smear anyone who disagrees with you. What a shameful thing you have done today. I hope you're proud of yourself. You are a disgusting example of an american patriot. But, to you, I am the bad guy because I didn't post the Jim-appropriate response to the article. GOD you make me sick sometimes.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#19)
    by DawesFred60 on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    Here is something that bush and business dose not want you to know, in about 6 weeks the U.S. Army is sending 20,000 new troops to iraq, i can't tell you the unit. by the end of this year you will see 230,000 guys and girls in iraq. and ernesto del mundo (the aztlan guy who want you dead ) is right about what he said, but we will be removed as a nation within 20 years because of rats like bush and business. Long live the USA, And remember what i am telling you, and fight back against this insane non government with no borders and no ideals but money and murder and power of evil.( evil has no meaning and hope is evil in the land of freedom for none )

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#20)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    CA - As I have told you before, I did my 10 years, so I feel no need to try and convince the Army to let an old man serve. But, if I remember right, you never served, and never would. I did my bit protecting you. You accepted that protection while complaining. For some reason I see teeth marks on my hand.... BTW - Your "infotainment death" really defines your true feelings. Che writes:
    Well, here it is. FU. Sorry, I meant F.Y
    You keep bringing up sexual acts. I asked your girlfriend and she said talk is what you do best. Now that we have exhibited all of the sophistication of a high school freshman. My original comment was, and is, no one showed up to say anything about the death of the commando, yet five had commented on Gitmo, ignoring this earlier post, just below the Gitmo post. Yet when I call you on it you act as if you are insulted. Pleaseeeee.... And there is one other small thing. No one who comments on this blog has any doubt about my support for the troops and the war they are fighting. You, on the other hand.... No, wait. We also have no doubt on your position. SD - I have no answer beyond, whatever is necessary. This is a clash between civilizations, and it is a war unlike any that has been fought before.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#21)
    by soccerdad on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    SD - I have no answer beyond, whatever is necessary. This is a clash between civilizations, and it is a war unlike any that has been fought before.
    The truely scary thing is you actually believe this crap.

    PPJ...no true patriot claims that their duty is past and that a cause worth dying for is best left for someone else to die in. I give you John Burns, "The Old Gettysburg Hero":
    "John Burns, although past his three score years and ten, learning of the enemies army approach took down his flintlock rifle, joined our troops in defence of his home and fireside..."
    Now that's a patriot. You're just make-believe.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#23)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:04 PM EST
    You keep bringing up sexual acts. I asked your girlfriend and she said talk is what you do best OMG. Well, if I'm going to dish it out... But jeez. I did my bit protecting you. You accepted that protection while complaining. For some reason I see teeth marks on my hand.... Thank you Col. Jeffords. Jim, you are what I call a target-rich environment (If I may also quote a [ugh!] Tom Cruise flick). And I don't mean THAT is a sexual way. But I digress. My cousin has a stepson (yeah that's a neoc**t stretch, I admit) who is a SEAL in Afghanistan. I've not heard yet if he is OK. Just FYI. I've never met the guy. The reason I support the troops, Jimmy boy , is because they volunteered for duty before they knew what ideas the boy king had in his walnut of a brain. I empathize even with the post 9/11 volunteers because they have been brainwashed (harsh but true) into believing they are defending their country, not acting as unknowing mercenaries for the multinational corporations, whose actions are truly the cause of this conflict. Despite your uninformed characterizations,I will continue in my support of the troops in some small way by calling out their CinC as a criminal. The sooner he is out of the picture, the better off our troops will be. THAT is how I support the troops. And I couldn't care less if that meets with your approval or not. You obviously support a more violent solution to the problem. I was wrong about one thing above, tho. You should NOT be banned. This is just too much f***ing fun.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#24)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:04 PM EST
    Not really. This is serious s**t. Sorry.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#25)
    by nolo on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:04 PM EST
    I hope everybody caught the news that the remains of the commando were recovered near the crash site, and it appears he was killed in a firefight. No mutilation of the body, and certainly no beheading. I mourn his death, but the Taliban guys were just talking smack, it appears.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#26)
    by ppjakajim on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:04 PM EST
    Ernesto writes:
    PPJ...no true patriot claims
    Ernie, you are quick on quotes from other folks but absent when it comes to action. I repeat. I did mine. You haven't. Thatís a fact. Guess what that makes you? (And it isn't "patriot.") Che - Glad to see that you can take it. And I mean that in a non-sexual way. ;-) Che baby, I hate to keep pounding on this, but basics are basics. When you constantly criticize the government's involvement in the war, you are giving the terrorists hope that a political upheaval in the US will cause us to withdraw. That causes them to continue to fight. That causes the war to go on. That causes soldiers to be killed. Now tell me again how you support the troops.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#27)
    by nolo on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:04 PM EST
    I guess it ain't just the Taliban talking smack around here. I especially like the "if you criticize the government, you encourage the terrorists to kill more troops" crap. I'm taking points off for lack of originality, as well as for lack of style.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#28)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:04 PM EST
    When you constantly criticize the government's involvement in the war, you are giving the terrorists hope BS. That idea exists in neocon ( AKA social liberal, defense hawk) fantasyland. You got some studies on this or just editorials? Besides, Monkey Boy's lies have emboldened the fanatics many millions of times more than any dissention from the left. Don't forget: "Major combat operations are ended." And considering the outcome, your call to the town center for opinions seems rather embarrasing, don't you think?

    it exists in the real world, not just the zionist neocon fantasyland of your dreams. why do you think the Palestinians play up their alleged victimization for the world to coo over while sending suicide bombers to blow up innocents. Speaking of stats, please back up the claim that monkeyboy has emboldened the other side-our leaving Somalia-check on that emboldening them; our doing nothing in response to the Cole-check; leaving Lebanon-check. the fanatics became quite empowered during the time of doing nothing-kind of makes your claims look rather ridiculous.

    I repeat. I did mine. You haven't. Thatís a fact. Guess what that makes you? (And it isn't "patriot.")
    You need to check your facts again companero, I was 3 years and 3 months in the army. But that is irrelevant when it comes to defending your freedom and way of life. If you believe in a cause you would NEVER say something like "I did mine", you would say "what can I do now?". So it appears you think the "war on terror" is just as bogus as the rest of us think it is. Or you would be off fighting instead of at home typing. You certainly look like a traitor to your own cause...what we in the military would call a maggot.

    why do you think the Palestinians play up their alleged victimization for the world to coo over while sending suicide bombers to blow up innocents.
    Your hardline alter ego/kindred spirit in the Mid-east would say:
    why do you think the Americans play up their alleged victimization on 9/11 for the world to coo over while sending their military to blow up Iraq.
    It's all about perspective...something the wingnuts lack completely.
    the fanatics became quite empowered during the time of doing nothing-kind of makes your claims look rather ridiculous.
    Little history lesson Ed, Lebanon was invaded by Israel and we went in to cover for them. We had no business there and when the stuff hit the fan Ronnie Reagan wisely got out. Israel had to fight their own battle for once.
    please back up the claim that monkeyboy has emboldened the other side
    1,700 dead, 15,000 wounded...and counting. You need more proof than that, right? Those numbers mean nothing to you, of course. OK...see the CIA report that mentions how Iraq has been turned into the new Afghanistan thanks to monkey boy.

    I guess it ain't just the Taliban talking smack around here.
    True nolo, except that the people who talk tough around here are loathe to back up their talk with any meaningful action. They are big phony cowards...girly men just like Ann Coulter and the blowhards on TV.

    Re: Taliban Claims It Beheaded Missing U.S. Comma (none / 0) (#33)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:05 PM EST
    See ya soon. Thread's dead, baby. Thread's dead.