Yep, more of that ol’ time Islamic religion:
Afghan Teenager With US Dollars Hanged
By NOOR KHAN
Associated Press Writer
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – Taliban militants hanged a teenager in southern Afghanistan because he had U.S. money in his pocket, and they stuffed five $1 bills in his mouth as a warning to others not to use dollars, police said Monday. Taliban militants elsewhere killed eight police.The 15-year-old boy was hanged from a tree on Sunday in Helmand, the most violent province in the country and the world’s No. 1 poppy- growing region.
“The Taliban warned villagers that they would face the same punishment if they were caught with dollars,” said Wali Mohammad, the district police chief in Sangin.
Dollars are commonly used in Afghanistan alongside the afghani, the local currency, although the U.S. currency is more commonly seen in larger cities where international+organizations are found.
Militants often justify their attacks and executions as a response to U.S. meddling in Afghan affairs.
In Sangin on Saturday, the Taliban shot and killed another man who had sought farm assistance and seeds from an international aid program, Mohammad said. The militants accused him of being a spy.
President Hamid Karzai said he would be willing to meet personally with Taliban leader Mullah Omar and factional warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-i-Islami, in exchange for peace.
On Sunday, Karzai’s spokesman, said there is “serious debate” among some Taliban fighters about laying down arms.
But the Taliban said international troops must first leave the country before any talks are held, a position mirrored by Hezb-i-Islami in an announcement Monday.
“Karzai has, in fact, no authority in the presence of American troops. Talks would be waste of time in such a situation,” he told The Associated Press by telephone. “If the United States announces to leave Afghanistan, then we will be ready to hold talks.”
I think we should ‘meddle’ with the scumbags, alright. A MOAB or two would be fine. Atrocities like this continue to be sparsly reported in favor of anything that coincides with the MSM’s visceral hatred of the U.S. military and the country.
American casualties are given not in the context of honorable sacrifice for a noble cause, but as a ‘waste of lives’. The real waste is the right of citizenship and for that matter, the oxygen used by morons like Keith Olbermann and the Kos Kids.