14 Pregnant Women Die as US Soldiers Seige Their Town

JALALABAD, Sep 24 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Thousands of residents of the Korengal Valley in the eastern Kunar province are facing acute shortages of food and medicines due to US forces’ alleged blockade of roads leading to the valley.

Speaking at a news conference here on Sunday, elders from the area complained around 60,000 residents were facing shortages of food and medicines due to the blockade for the past one month.

The five elders said the blockage had created an awful situation in the valley as people are finding it hard to get medicines and food. They said 14 women had so far been died during delivery due to non-availability of proper medicines in the health clinics. More

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14 Responses to “14 Pregnant Women Die as US Soldiers Seige Their Town”


  1. 1 JollyRoger September 27, 2006 at 6:32 am

    The sad fact of the matter is, the Chimpleton core of El Shrubbo’s support sees the good people of Afghanistan and Iraq as subhuman, and does not give a damn what happens to them.

    These people never feel any empathy at all-till it’s their turn. Then they expect a world’s worth of sympathy.

  2. 2 DAWN September 27, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Why is there a blockade?

  3. 3 Green Earth September 29, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    It is distressing to see innocent people suffering. I am so sorry that pregnant women have died.

  4. 4 Ken Albin October 4, 2006 at 7:41 am

    Gee, I wonder if the siege is because people there have been attacking and killing the U.S. soldiers.

  5. 5 ranya October 7, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    Hundreds of innocent people die each day. A disaster i say! Shame on the rest of us who do nothing but observe in silence. This is reality people, wake up. Time to raise our voices and put a stop to these crimes.

  6. 6 The Artist October 8, 2006 at 1:38 am

    Absolutely agree with you Ranya. Why are we fighting each other when we have a world that won’t survive unless something changes. Some have too much and some have far too little. It’s not about keeping what we have, it’s about us all learning to work together to create a new workable world.

  7. 7 Ninglun October 8, 2006 at 4:16 am

    Ditto to the two above me, and Ken Albin seems to be missing the point, doesn’t he?

  8. 8 ranya October 10, 2006 at 1:24 am

    I mean like c’mon, how much does the US “love” peace and welfare for the other countries around the world. It’s so ridiculous, don’t you all see it? Do we need to GO TO WAR to create some PEACE? Do we need to kill, damage and economically disable to create liberation and harmony within countries (who have ALREADY SUFFERED)? And besides, what’s all this big deal about atom bombs and what they can lead to, when our great big uncle, USA got their own heap of the same destructive materials? Can we all just sit here and observe that what’s going in this world of ours is totally wrong? People on the other side of the world are suffering silent deaths of starvation, while on the other hand, people on the opposite side of the world are doing some fat-sucking and taking slimshakes because they’re obese! And I still don’t get, I just can’t understand the logic in War on Terror, WAR.. on TERROR? The worst thing is that people are buying it..

    Sorry for a long comment Ahmad, I just had to let everything out here. Or else I had to write my own long and very detailed article, which at the moment I just don’t have the energy to. Btw your site is great, keep it up!

  9. 9 eastcoastlife October 10, 2006 at 1:57 pm

    It is so sad. I’m living in the part of the world where we know no hunger, no war….. Why can’t Man live in peace with each other?

  10. 10 cooper October 11, 2006 at 4:24 am

    man can’t live in peace with each other because of greed, and politics often fueled by religion.
    I’m sad for the women in Afghanistan and sadder still that the US left them in such a state.

    Do not confuse the people for the governement, we have yet to take our government back.

    The US makes a big mistake when assuming they know what is better for others instead of asking what they can do to make it better for others.

  11. 11 Watchman November 11, 2006 at 2:13 am

    You are what you listen to and believe.In other words “brainwashed”. Out of all the comments I read above, only Ken Albin stops to suggest that there could be a good reason for what happened. Most others grab a chance to discredit America, not caring if there is a tactical reason for the blockade, and not even wondering if the commander of that unit knows they are starving people but are cutting off insurgencies that kill our soldiers and afghans.

    These are what we call Liberals, who do not know dip in what they are talking about, and have been brainwashed into thinking the US is at fault for every wrong. These are also the fat priviledged folk here in this country living off their benefits and cutting off the limb that supports them. Not too smart I say.

    And btw, the government we just got handed by the liberal fools, IS LIBERAL LED. Not GOD led as it has been til now.
    Have a good day and do a little thinking about the propaganda you read, before running your mouth and in this case your fingers. And btw, before you run your country down, how about moving to Afghanistan and help those people. That is what missionaries do and have no complaints. ;o)

  12. 12 semicharmedlife December 24, 2006 at 7:45 pm

    Watchman-

    I could think up some nice, polite response to your ignorant spew, but I’m too tired to. Not just physically exhausted from working 13 and a half hours a day or more during my deployment, but also tired of fools like yourself blaming this all on liberals.

    No one will ever know the complete story. Both sides have a point and this has nothing to do with a person’s politics, so stop bringing something that is irrelevant into the situation.

  13. 13 daniel January 28, 2007 at 9:36 am

    well, once again ppl with no clue of what goes on in the world feel the need to share their opinions, however unfounded they may be. On august 21 2006 i was leading my squad on a patrol in the korengal when i was ambushed by about 20 taliban and al-qaida fighters. I was lucky to escape with my life, as i had to play dead for several minutes after being shot in the arm and blown off the mountain side a second later by a rocket propelled grenade fired by a “poor downtrodden afghani”. beleiving in peace is good and right, but never mistake the fact that some people dont want peace and compromise, they use violence, death and fear to meet thier own agendas. many times i have stumbled across the bodies of executed families , to include children, women , and even livestock in afghanistan. any one who opposes the view of extremist muslims , be it americans, coalition forces, or thier fellow afghanis, are dealt with by the extremist groups in a similiar fashion. dont beleive everything you see or hear, and for gods sake shut the F@#$ up if youve never been there or served. your opinions are the equivalent of a gas station attendant giving work advice to a nuclear technichian. doesnt make any sense to take the word of someone whos never been there or been in charge of the most powerful country in the world, now does it?

  14. 14 Leona September 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

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