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Sunday, March 19, 2017

3 U.S. Army soldiers wounded by Aghan 'insider'

Helmand Province, Afghanistan -- Three American soldiers were shot and wounded Sunday when an Afghan soldier fired on them inside Camp Antonik, a base in southern Afghanistan.

The attack took place at around 1:30 p.m. local time and the Islamist who did the shooting is currently on his way to meet his 72 pretty-eyed goats.

"Coalition security forces on the base killed the soldier to end the attack," said Capt. Bill Salvin, spokesman for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. "The U.S. soldiers are receiving medical treatment at this time and we will release more information when available," he told the media.

The conditions of the soldiers was not made public as yet, except for the dead jihadist shooter.

There are about 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the Pentagon is currently deciding whether to send more troops there. 

Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told Congress in January that he needed more U.S. and allied soldiers to help train the Afghan army--perhaps the dead Afghan soldier didn't know he wasn't supposed to shoot at U.S. soldiers, and training them not to do that may help in the war effort.

A detachment of U.S. Marines is scheduled to replace the Army unit in Helmand Province in the coming weeks.

Since last October, 12 Americans have been killed a five are currently being held hostage in Afghanistan.

When former so-called President Obama was screwing things up, he used what is known as "troop caps" which strictly controlled the number of U.S. soldiers were on the ground in Afghanistan, as well as Iraq and Syria. The purpose of "troop caps" was to show the enemy that we "don't want any trouble, so can we all agree to disagree?"

In fact, when Apache helicopter gunships were deployed there during Obama's reign, the "troop caps" only allowed for the deployment of the pilots, but the mechanics had to remain behind. 

It turned out that high cost contractors were paid millions to fix the gunships.

Freaking brilliant.