BREAKING: American Two Star General Killed By Afghan Soldier… | Weasel Zippers

KABUL, Afghanistan — A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, an official of the American-led coalition and Afghan media reported Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in hostilities in the Afghanistan war.

The coalition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity and would not release the name of the major general, said an unspecified number of other service members of the American-led coalition and Afghan soldiers, including a senior Afghan commander were also shot. Their conditions were not known.

via BREAKING: American Two Star General Killed By Afghan Soldier… | Weasel Zippers.

Who wants to be the last American to die for a feckless “ally?”

8 thoughts on “BREAKING: American Two Star General Killed By Afghan Soldier… | Weasel Zippers”

  1. Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
    Or we could rotate our stock of 500lb, 1000lb and 2000lb bombs. Get rid of some of the older stuff until the rubble bounces.

    1. I worry about the plan to leave. I sure don’t want it to be like the end of the first British-Afghan War. No Gen Elphinstones need apply.

      After we leave, then promise to go all LeMay on them.

    1. I waited a couple hours after the news broke on the NYT.

      But it *has* happened that soldiers next of kin learned online. Or worse, through the deployed spouses calling/emailing/skyping home to their spouse to assure them they weren’t the casualty.

      There can’t be that many MGs deployed to A-stan, so just seeing it in the news was probably enough for the NOK to break the code.

  2. May I use the term “going all LeMay” in future conversations I may have…great one!!

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