October 17th, 2012
02:16 AM ET

Suicide attack on army base wounds 30 Afghan soldiers

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into the wall of a joint NATO-Afghan army base Tuesday, wounding 30 Afghan soldiers, officials said.

The base at Paktia province also came under indirect fire after the attack, said Lt. Junior Grade Amy Hession of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

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  1. Philip

    ...and, true that. The religious beliefs of a president or the oil greed of another president with those same religious beliefs shout NOT dictate foreign policy.

    October 17, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Me? I believe in the true God, not the fairytale wolf god who sees people burning in hell forver and sacrificing their sons and daughters on behalf of Israeli citizens.
    I believe God allows these things for a reason. Currently, over half of the world's families sunsist on less than 4 dollars per day. It's kind of hard to teach your children of a wonderful provider God when you can't afford to feed your own kids.
    When the dust finally settles from these invasions and occupations of foreign lands, virtually everyone will have electricity (nation building, for example) and will have a comfortable home with heat and a/c rather than a grass hut. Fathers will be able to teach their own children about a loving God. From the comfort of their own homes people will learn of the true God. No longer will there be a priest or a pope needed for this...learning the simple words of Jesus Christ he taught to even children.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    *subsist (typo)

    October 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    @Mary. Yes. Of course I am aware of GITMO military tribunals where defenses are hobbled. (plus you texted me this very thing)
    War criminals should face International War Crime Tribunals. (duh)

    October 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    What is an 'OBL's divers conviction', and the Supreme Court only publishes opinions they happen to have at any given time...known to change as if women's prerogatives. (spellcheck)

    October 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Good afternoon. Good to have you here.
    Simple words indeed those were but with profound meaning.
    Good day all.

    October 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kenny Roguers

    Man focusing on man rather than what man said.
    "Contempt prior to investigion"... ring a bell, Kenneth? 🙂

    October 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Good afternoon, @saywhat. See ya 'round.

    October 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. question

    Would you sacrifice your own son or daughter for the sake of oil profits/Israeli citizens?
    Too late. You already did, again.

    October 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. another question

    When will US troops spread democracy to Saudi Arabia? LMAO

    October 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    @ Philip, OBL's Driver, his conviction was over turned by the U.S. court of appeals for the district of Columbia overturned it.
    I'll explain the rest of the article I read tonight.

    October 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    And Good Afternoon to you as well, @ saywhat.
    I had another scripture in mind and will leave it for you tonight when I make my comments on the OBL driver article I'll comment on.
    Have a wonderful evening .

    October 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Seems everyone is gone for the night. In any case here's my thoughts on the OBL drivers case.
    Chime in if you wish or care

    911 Guantanamo Bay Hearings: Day 2

    What court in the U.S. Has charged and convicted someone of a crime that isn't even on the books?
    Guantanamo Bay has.

    Bin Laden's driver was caputured and charged in 2001, convicted in 2008 of providing personal services in support of terrorism by driving and guarding bin Laden

    Now hear is the twist!
    The military commission act that was passed in 2006, didn't include retroactive crimes, meaning the Military charged and convicted Hamdan on conduct that was NOT prohibited at the time hamdan was OBL's driver. Thus clearing the way for a reversal of the conviction.

    Consider the blow to the other cases pending at Guantanamo where most of the cases are based on similar charges added to the 2006 statute. This places all other cases pending in jeopardy.

    Hamdan wasn't the * Driver * of 911, Bush/OBL/Saudi government was. For crimes too numerous to list .

    October 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Good morning @Mary
    What goes on in Gitmo stays there. I'm surprised that this case even reached a US Court of Appeals. Or perhaps i'm not conversant with the facts in Hamdan's case.
    Your comments on 9/11 yet again get thinking folks a thinking. But the myth propagated is more to the public's liking, unfortunately.

    October 18, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
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