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Video of shooting in Afghanistan prompts US military probe

Video of shooting in Afghanistan prompts US military probe


PENTAGON REPORTER JOINS ME LIVE. HOW SERIOUS IS THE PENTAGON TAKING THIS ALLEGATION?>>VERY SERIOUSLY. JIM MATTIS HAS BEEN BRIEFED AND I HAVE REVIEWED THE VIDEO AND I’M DISAPPOINTED AND ALSO CONCERNED THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OUR COALITION PARTNERS, AFGHAN GOVERNMENT AND AFGHAN PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE THAT AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS ARE CALLOUS AND INDIFFERENT TO THE HORRORS OF WAR. NOW WHAT’S MISSING IN THIS VIDEO IS CONTEXT. UNCLEAR WHAT PROMPTED A U.S. IN AFGHANISTAN WHERE 1,000 ISIS FIGHTERS ARE LOCATED. A NON-LETHAL ROUND MIGHT HAVE BEEN USED. THE DRIVER’S WINDOW GOT SHOT OUT BUT NO BLOOD ON THE WINDSHIELD. THE VIDEO DOESN’T REPRESENT THE PROFESSIONALISM OF THE NEARLY 14,000 U.S. TROOPS CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN.>>Sandra: IT SEEMS LIKE THE>>IT IS, SANDRA. IN THE PAST YEAR THREE TIMES MORE BOMBS WERE DROPPED IN AFGHANISTAN THAN THE YEAR NOW THE MAJORITY OF THOSE BOMBS BEING DROPPED IN AFGHANISTAN ARE BEING FIRED ON THAT ISIS AFFILIATE IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN. FRONT LINES. CALL IN MORE AIR STRIKES.


Reader Comments

  1. Is this news anchorman also a defense attorney as well because it sounds like he is defending this action when he drops in hints like" Where a thousand Affiliated ISIS Fighters are located!" but in the same breath admits it's a civilian truck and then he goes on to say " No blood is visible in the windows!" Are you serious, is this how news are reported in America! you demonize the victim to justify the actions of a trigger happy terrorist?

  2. "…but no blood on the windshield." So… If someone is shot in the side of the head, there automatically has to be blood spatter on the windshield? Do you play too many video games?

  3. 0:44 Watch carefully…… He doesn't use his gun to shoot someone else shot him could be another soldier or could be a militant

  4. well im sure a soldier dont shoot for fun thats not a part of their training regiment to go out and shoot someone for fun like many alredy said story? Context? hello? News?? hello? sources hellooooooooooooooooo

  5. Watch the bolt on that automatic shotgun…it was OBVIOUSLY a bean bag or some type of VERY LOW recoil non leathal round just powerful enough to bust the window out

  6. Just get out of there already, let their people fight for their country and stop trying to fix someone's home while ours still need alot of work done.

  7. Theres only one way to defeat all these terrorists…and that is to eradicate the Islam religion….but all religion is not going to die out until humans evolve from our still primitive ways for at least another 3 to 500 years.yet.

  8. Any soldier that shoots civilians for shits and giggles needs to be put down hard. We're professionals, not terrorists.

  9. I know I’m late , but the round fired was obviously a rubber “less than lethal” round because the action doesn’t cycle on the shotgun. So all the soldier did was break a window and possibly bruise the driver.

  10. Keep away from Yanks. They love to shoot people, including themselves, "friendly fire" and coalition forces "blue on blue". ALL Americans are trigger happy. "Shoot first and clean up later". God save us from crazy yanks!!!!!

  11. Nice shot I would like to see these reporters go out and defend out country if you complain about how we live remember how many died for it

  12. So many negative stories about the troops now days. Why join the military? Fight for your constitution, go to war, do dangerous things and get made a villain by your own people.

  13. I just love how the media is trying to make it seem terrible without telling the actual truth, but just a clip without any context. The worse thing is that brainwashed foreigners are too dumb to know that so they’re going to use this to try and show how evil America is. Sad, but true.

  14. No blood would have been sprayed on the windshield, unless it’s a direct headshot from a very powerful weapon, blood will not eject from the body with enough force to spray on nearby surfaces.

  15. Only thing that wouldve made this better is if they shot him in the face with an american flag out of a tshirt gun

  16. 1st of all that is a 12 gauge shot gun witch is known for its recoil and there was none in the clip 2nd every time a semi auto shotgun is fired the chamber moves backward to throw the empty shell and load a new one and that did not happen!

  17. Heroes of Hollywood are firing at civilians if you are male if you are not pussies then have the balls to face Taliban

  18. What Americans are doing in Afghanistan. Like they have to be in their country and not shoot our civilians. FREEDOM PEOPLE

  19. Even if it was a "less lethal" round … Why TF did he shoot anyway? And if the projectile hits the person in the head, he or she certainly could have died…just clueless as to why the shot was even ever fired

  20. This is how to effective get more people recruited by isis…. We invaded over false pretenses (let me know if they found thise pesky wmds <sarcasm) and then bomb innocent people and people are like "why do people join isis?" Well look up how many civilians we've killed… Theres your answer.

  21. Killers!! Assassins..KILLERS!!
    IF THEY WILL LIKE TO GET INVADE,BECAUSE OF THEIR RADICALISM OF WHITE SUPREMACIST USA!!
    think about it!!

  22. Stop arresting charging harming killing law abiding people in the name of fighting against terrorism in Afghanistan in here & other places & stop sending more fighter planes & troops to Afghanistan withdrawal the ones you already have we need to use peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan no other way when you had hundreds of thousands of foreign troops could not win in Afghanistan more butchery is not going to help you win this is Afghanistan 🛑 Stop miss calculating must end U.S longest war in Afghanistan now before U.S losses much much more troops we could have more attacks from inside on foreign troops like before & they can be really deadly on U.S & other foreign troops in Afghanistan.

  23. Alert the media some one got shot at in a warzone. Quick make a story. Happy 4th keep up the awesome job fighting the evolving terror.

  24. These people watch too many movies. If you have ever seen it happen you will know that you wont usually have blood on the windshield. Its not an explosive round. Plus why are we shaming these soldiers for being soldiers. When you send a sledgehammer to do a screwdriver's job dont be mad when things get damaged. That was obviously a really well placed shot. Excellent work. Stay alive and come home..Someday the world wont be controlled by lunatics.

  25. The American people are more than willing to prosecute their own soldiers. They don’t see the horror these guys face there. There is innocent blood being shed so bring our guys back or let them do their job.

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