6 killed in Afghanistan attack were Americans
December 12th, 2010
06:18 PM ET

6 killed in Afghanistan attack were Americans

The six troops who died after an insurgent attack in southern
Afghanistan on Sunday were Americans, a U.S. military source says.

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  1. Moneah

    Afghanistan has over 3 Trillion $$ worth of gold, copper, iron and lithium. We are going to stay in Afghanistan until every dollar is dug from the ground.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 160thSOAR

    Anyone know what division/brigade/company this was?

    December 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • USSOC E-5

      Not Sure, only know it was not a ussoc command loss. From what I heard airborne troopers were KIA. Don't know who is rotating out of KOG but it's a good bet that was the area.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • USSOC E-5

      Disregard, I didn't see th "south". All I can tell you is it was not a USSOC loss and that I have heard that it was an airborne unit.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Canadian

      Who cares? Irrelevant to the story.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The King

    They can stack all these dead soldiers up and call it their "shining beacon of freedom". Thanks so much bush and the republican party for these wonderful wars.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      lol, learn your politics/history. Democrats voted almost unanimously in favour of the Afghanistan invasion, and Obama has kept the war going with potentially no end in sight, despite some election statements he made. But sure, "blah blah blah boo Republicans".

      December 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • The King

      @Jason WRONG. House Democrats overwhelmingly voted AGAINST georges war, Senate Democrats were about split. This is all george, republicans and the idiots that voted them in..

      December 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Protoman

      @ King: you're wrong here's an annoying cut and paste check fact for you regarding Afghanistan. If you're referring to Iraq there was some nay votes but it still passed overwhelmingly. Both parties approved both wars. You may want to do more reading on the subject before voicing an opinion.

      n September 14, 2001 bill House Joint Resolution 64 passed in the House. The totals in the House of Representatives were: 420 Ayes, 1 Nay and 10 Not Voting (the Nay was Barbara Lee – D-CA).


      On September 14, 2001 Senate Joint Resolution 23 passed in the Senate by roll call vote. The totals in the Senate were: 98 Ayes, 0 Nays, 2 Present/Not Voting (Senators Larry Craig – R and Jesse Helms – R

      December 13, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Protoman

      @King: Here are the House figures along party line votes for Iraq war resolution. The resolution promoted a diplomatic solution through the UN first, but granted GWB the power to use the military as he deemed necessary. 40% of dems supported the resolution, but judging by your tone I suspect you'd never criticize your own party. We as americans need to wise up and do our homework when electing people. If we are going to only have a 2 party monopoly which is filled with partisan morons then we can expect the same results every time.

      126 (61%) of 208 Democratic Representatives voted against the resolution.

      6 (<3%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted against the resolution: Reps. Duncan (R-TN), Hostettler (R-IN), Houghton (R-NY), Leach (R-IA), Morella (R-MD), Paul (R-TX).

      The only Independent Representative voted against the resolution: Rep. Sanders (I-VT)

      Reps. Ortiz (D-TX), Roukema (R-NJ), and Stump (R-AZ) did not vote on the resolution.

      December 13, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Protoman

      @King: Here are the senate figures for Iraq war resolution. To be fair to you there were many Dems that voted against it, but there were still many who went along. Americans would be wise to turn off the talking heads on tv and actually research the topics.

      21 (42%) of 50 Democratic senators voted against the resolution: Sens. Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD), Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), and Wyden (D-OR).

      1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the resolution: Sen. Chafee (R-RI).

      The only Independent senator voted against the resolution: Sen. Jeffords (I-VT)

      December 13, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Homer Simpson

    muslims are of the islam religion , and in the end they will wish to kill you, @ back to you, go back to them, we dont like islam for obviuos reasons, your more than welcome to leave, we will soon loose tolerance with islam filth, and that will unite the divided nation we currently have, and when we do , you will know it.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mild Bill

    You can lead a horse to water but not mae him drink.

    You can lead an Afghani to democracy, but he'll revert to his trible ways as soon as you turn your back.

    Now, explain to me one more time why we're in Afghanistan if it wasn't for GWB's spreading of democracy throughout the world...whether they want it or not.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mild Bill

      "make" ...sorry for the typo

      December 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    I don't want to find out anymore of my friends were killed overseas.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim

    جهادی و طالبی مردم بسیار قوی است!

    December 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Al

    And the rich can't even be bothered to pay their fair share for THEIR imperialist war. God protect our troops and let our leaders bring them home.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Canadian

      That's the american way. Americans want the most from their government, but want to pay the least.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim

    I'm ready join to U.S. Army!!!

    December 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. soldier's Wife

    For every vile comment you've all sprouted there is a Wife, Mother and possible child out there reading. We don't decide or have a choice only stand behind our Soldiers. So why you rage, whine and spout? Others stand up, and fight. Do what you can by Volunteering at your local USO, or Wounded Warrior Troops Battalion, walk a "mile in their boots". See the tears on the faces of stoic wives and brave Soldiers.. Who don't always come home.

    May God See their Families through their Pain.. Ft.Benning Wife who feels it!

    December 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • USA#1

      Very well said soldier's wife. Thank you for commenting and waking some people up to the reality that all our soldiers have families here in the states waiting for them to come home. Our opinion really means nothing in the full scheme of things. I pray your husband comes home to you and his family soon and safely. Keep the faith. Merry Christmas!!

      December 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jim

    For U.S.A. I'm Ready DIE!!!

    December 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Robert

    SAD, SAD, SAD, The top story is about the roof of a football stadium and this story is half the way down. These poor soldiers and their families. American Military please note there are MILLIONS of people around the world who thank you for the work that you do and the millions of people in various countries who just today, went to church where they wanted to, ate where they wanted to and traveled in peace because their country was made safe because of you.

    God Bless the US and thank you Service Women and Men,

    December 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sargeanton

    Hey Bob - whatever you're smokin' has affected your brain. Mohammad was a ruthless murderer. He had one credo: "convert to Islam or die. By the way, that's still the #1 tenet of Islam...a peaceful religion. Yeah, bite me.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bob, Virginia

    Our leaders need to admit they can't win this war in this country, their answer freeze Govt workers salaries for two years and gain 50 billion dollars, they can send it to Kabul, they will be able to have it disappear through waste and fraud in less than a month.. Clueless.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mlr

    It is truly sad that the loss of 6 American lives warrants but a few lines from CNN... but the collapse of a sports roof is all day news. We have had no mission for 2 years... either FIGHT this war, or get out. And get rid of the rules of engagement that are killing our men. WE should not be losing more in one day when there is no major effort underway, than when we had the entire Marjah offensive in play. icasualties.org details out the loss of every hero – and the number of wounded as well. We have record breaking numbers every month for the past 2 years – but the press says little as it would make this president look bad.

    December 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynn

      CNN cannot give more details. The military hasn't released any details yet. The military can't even tell you the unit until they notify the families. Sometimes that can take a day or two. Details will be forthcoming sometime tomorrow I am sure. BTW I am a former casualty assistance case manager for the Army. I have had to coordinate notifications. It can be complicated.

      December 12, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
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