American Soldier Captured By Insurgents

An American soldier has been captured by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan. That's according to a U-S military spokeswoman, who says the soldier has been missing since Tuesday.

The soldier's name has not been released. The spokeswoman said the military was quote "using all our resources to find him and provide for his safe return."

The soldier was *not* taking part in a major military operation that's been launched in southern Afghanistan. Rright now, nearly four-thousand U-S Marines are going after insurgents against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The lower Helmand River Valley is largely in the hands of the Taliban and the Marines said they'll stay in the area and "hold and build" security there.

One Marine officer said it was the largest Marine offensive since Vietnam...and the first offensive of President Obama's administration.

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 2, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    Fruitbasket, I think the term "kill them all and let god sort them out" was coined during the Viet Nam "conflict".
  • by dave foley Location: milwaukee on Jul 2, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    if you remember what happened to the soviet prisoners of the afghans during that conflict.. they homsexually raped the male soviet soldiers like crazy.. No one is thier right mind would surrender to these guys.. their islamic tradition is second to their local customs in most cases, and their local customs are sadistically brutal. I hope this guy is not getting the captured soviet treatment. This case is a example of why we should be following the advice of our FOUNDERS, not Neocons or Neoliberals like Bush/Obama.. If we had followed the advice of our FOUNDERS, and refused to involve ourselves in the soviet conflict in afghanistan.. their would have been no taliban, no 9/11, no 6 year trillion dollar 'freedom-spreading' war, NO OSAMA BIN LADEN... By letting a bunch of foreign lobbyists and globalists drag us into the soviet/afghan war to tip the balance in favor of BINLADEN, we now have brought about the LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.. Tell that to the NeoCon/Libs
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jul 2, 2009 at 08:58 AM
    Sorry Dwayne, Bush let go over 400 "terrorists" from Gitmo from 2002-2008, I am sure Obama's handful mean nothing compared to those others.
  • by to anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    the military said that the soldier was not "drunk" and that the taliban lied about that! have more respect for our men and women fighting over there or do you not value your freedom that cost so many their lives!??! think about the family and friends that are missing the soldier and stop being so ignorant and non-patriotic!
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Jul 2, 2009 at 07:10 AM
    Hope we get our soldier back--soon. Then, I hope we "kill them all, let God sort 'em out" (I didn't coin that phrase, someone else did).
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jul 2, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    No Kimo,we don't waterboard. Obama lets them go free. We shall see how the great one's negotiation skills work, won't we? Prayers for the Marine and family.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    Heard he was "captured" after going out and getting drunk. No pity here.
  • by t Location: Australia on Jul 2, 2009 at 05:30 AM
    From my time on tour i have found that they will not be afraid of being caught or found they see it as a great honor to die fighting the infandels. So by holding a marine hostage is a great honor in itself.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jul 2, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    that is correct kimo. let's see what mr perfecto obama, osama does now!!!
  • by J Location: gville on Jul 2, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    I hope he gets the chance to massacre them over there. They wanna play? We can play.
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