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4 US Soldiers Killed today in Afghanistan UPDATE: The Dead were DENIED Artillery Support Because of Obama Administration’s New Rules of Engagement…. – Atlas Shrugs

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Politicians make the decisions for the military?  Soldiers die

Obama needs to answer the military and the US as a whole and explain why these people had to die for his political needs.

We walked into a trap, a killing zone of relentless gunfire and rocket barrages from Afghan insurgents hidden in the mountainsides and in a fortress-like village where women and children were replenishing their ammunition.

"We will do to you what we did to the Russians," the insurgent’s leader boasted over the radio, referring to the failure of Soviet troops to capture Ganjgal during the 1979-89 Soviet occupation.

Dashing from boulder to boulder, diving into trenches and ducking behind stone walls as the insurgents maneuvered to outflank us, we waited more than an hour for U.S. helicopters to arrive, despite earlier assurances that air cover would be five minutes away.

U.S. commanders, citing new rules to avoid civilian casualties, rejected repeated calls to unleash artillery rounds at attackers dug into the slopes and tree lines — despite being told repeatedly that they weren’t near the village.

4 US Soldiers Killed today in Afghanistan UPDATE: The Dead were DENIED Artillery Support Because of Obama Administration’s New Rules of Engagement…. – Atlas Shrugs

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