US Diplomat among 5 Americans killed in suicide car bomb at Qalat

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  1. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Five US citizens including a 25 year old Diplomat Ms. Anne Smedinghoff were killed in the Qalat, the capital of Zabul province when a suicide car bomb took the convoy apart.
    Smedinghoff eagerly wanted to be on the job in Afghanistan and had volunteered for that specific mission.
    In the figures release till now the dead include 2 civilians and three US soldiers.
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    Details are at - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/us/us-diplomat-killed-on-afghan-mission-she-coveted.html?_r=1&
    Anne Smedinghoff, 25, died in a bomb attack Saturday while delivering donated books to a new school in Zabul Province.
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    Ms. Smedinghoff joined the Foreign Service three years ago, straight out of Johns Hopkins University, and moved to Kabul in July. Being locked in the embassy compound, though it kept her largely safe from suicide bombers and rocket attacks, was not for her, her family and friends said. She longed to be out among Afghans, helping to ease the tumult of their lives.

    On Saturday, Ms. Smedinghoff, 25, got her chance. She joined a delegation accompanying the governor of Zabul Province to inaugurate a new school in Qalat, the provincial capital. She was to help deliver donated books.

    At 11 a.m., a suicide car bomber detonated explosives that ripped into the convoy, killing Ms. Smedinghoff and four other Americans — a civilian and three soldiers — in the deadliest day for Americans in Afghanistan this year. The names of the other four victims had not been released Sunday night.

    The attack reverberated from Afghanistan to Ms. Smedinghoff’s family home in the Chicago suburb of River Forest, Ill. In her honor, friends and relatives this weekend replaced their profile photos on Facebook with a picture of a black ribbon embossed with the State Department seal.
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  3. drkrn

    drkrn Senior Member Senior Member

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    attack on diplomats:shocked:
    now expect some serious repercussions.a

    its a serious blow for America - Taliban peace deal.now i am seriously thinking about ISI hand in this attack.similar trained attack also occurred on Indian embassy leading to death of an Indian diplomat few years ago.can't rule out Pakistan's hand
    2008 Indian embassy bombing in Kabul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    few days after change in American policy towards Pakistan for sale of hi-tech military equipment this attack occurred.this will surely strain that deal process
    any assumptions???
     
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    But what did Biden say ?


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    Biden said "Few Americans killed in a friendly fire since Talibunnies are our friends"
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    You dream. What repercussions followed the killing of the American ambassador in Benghazi? Hillary went to Congress and screamed, "What difference does it
    make?"


     
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    my quotes are specifically with directed to Pakistan.and if your statements are in reference to Pakistan,then more or less we should say America has given a Unconditional surrender in Geo-political war in Afghanistan to Pakistan.no offense,America seems to get out of Afghan as early and with minimal causalities as possible

    only god should help Afghanistan after America withdrawal
     
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    Your post said an attack on diplomats would bring repercussions and you specifically said that might be an affect on US-Pak arms deal. I still say Obama doesn't care about US diplomats being killed by Muslims.
     
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    Still nothing from Benghazi, let alone repercussions.

    White House Continues To Stonewall Public On Benghazi Attack - Investors.com
     
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    attack on an embassy is regarded as attack on the respective country.attack on diplomats too were taken serious in nature.if there are no actions or necessary measures taken this will greatly affect the morale of your ambassadors

    even our "silent"Singh responded on the attack on Indian embassy in Kabul
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    You are exactly right. Carter was US President in 1979, and after the failure of Operation Eagle Claw <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Claw>, he was left with negotiation as the only option, apparently.
     
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    I guess US govt should come clean on who is there enemy and who is its friend...
    For too long US has been dragging along....i guess after 2014 when they leave Afghanistan...
    Worst time in history for pakistan will start.....
    or if US govt is now mute or coward, will not do anything to make sure pakistan pays for its deed during war against terror...
     

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