Not only did the Globe totally ignore the piece, but when I type in the author's name (Lori Hinnant) I get nothing that resembles the report I'm looking at in the local Sunday paper.
Let me type the printed matter, then give you what the Google gave me.
"Afghan civilian deaths hit record high in August" by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | September 27, 2009
KABUL -- Rising violence.... made August the deadliest month of the year for civilians, the U.N. said....
A total of 1,500 civilians died in Afghanistan from January through August, according to the report released late Friday.
So it could make a Slow Saturday and disappear, right?
About three-quarters of the deaths were blamed on militants. The U.N. report did not specify the August death toll, but said the month was the deadliest of the year as the Taliban stepped up an intimidation campaign to discourage Afghans from voting in the Aug. 20 election.
Makes you wonder why they wasted time registering voters, doesn't it?
"Splintered Taliban forces thwart Afghan peace; But analysts see widespread desire for a settlement" by Pamela Constable, Washington Post | April 5, 2009
KABUL, Afghanistan - When voter registration stations opened in southern Afghanistan several months ago, officials feared they would be attacked by Taliban fighters who control much of the region. Instead, the process went smoothly and not a shot was fired. There were even reports of local Taliban members encouraging people to register and support them at the polls in August.... --more--"
Back to my missing report:
The U.N. said coalition forces were to blame for about a quarter of civilian deaths in 2009 -- most of them in air strikes....
I hold them responsible for all deaths, since none of this would be happening if they were not there.
This has already been the deadliest year of the war for U.S. and NATO forces....
All these years there and it is the worst it has ever been.
ordinary Afghans have not been spared....
ALL I CARE ABOUT!!!!
The Taliban have extended their grip on vast parts of the country, including areas that had been relatively peaceful in the years since the 2001 U.S. invasion to oust the hard-line group from power for sheltering Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders....
They gotta work the dead guy into every piece somehow, huh?
In the country's latest violence, 18 Taliban militants were killed in a battle after they attacked a government building early Saturday in the Dushti Archi district of northern Kunduz province, Gov. Mohammad Omar said."
Oh, I can see why the Glob wouldn't want to dig that up:
Slow Saturday Special: Americans Caught in Afghan Fireball
Now, what I did get from the search was this updated piece, with violence I expect to see in my Glob tomorrow.
KABUL – A powerful member of President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet threatened to quit after a suicide car bomb attack targeted him Sunday, killing five people, in the latest attempt to destabilize 's struggling government. Two Americans were among six NATO troop deaths elsewhere.
Shortly after the bombing in the western city of Herat, Energy Minister dramatic rise in violence in Afghanistan, saying that thousands of new refugees are seeking shelter in Herat because of militant attacks in outlying districts. Five civilians died in the failed assassination attempt, police said.railed against the
Two days ago, Khan said, a young man was hanged by militants only a couple miles outside a NATO base and Afghan government center. Kidnappings of wealthy family members are on the rise, including the abduction of girls, he said....
The Taliban assassination campaign is a strong sign of deteriorating security in the country, where a record number of U.S. and NATO troops have also died this year....
Interesting: "Al-CIA-Duh" Invades Afghanistan
Are you SURE it is TALIBAN that are the "gunmen?"
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued a stern warning to critics of a continued troop presence in Afghanistan Sunday, saying the Islamic extremist Taliban and al-Qaida would perceive an early pullout as a victory similar to the Soviet Union's humiliating withdrawal in 1989 after a 10-year war.
"Taliban and al-Qaida, as far as they're concerned, defeated one superpower. For them to be seen to defeat a second, I think, would have catastrophic consequences in terms of energizing the extremist movement, al-Qaida recruitment, operations, fundraising, and so on. I think it would be a huge setback for the United States," Gates said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
We have HEARD ALL THIS SHIT BEFORE, Bob, and I'M REALLY TIRED of you BLOOD-SOAKED WAR CRIMINALS!
But many Americans are skeptical of sending more troops....
Not only that, WE WANT OUT!!!
Two U.S. service members died Saturday in the country's south — one from a and the other from an insurgent attack, the NATO-led force said Sunday. A British soldier died Sunday from a bomb explosion while patrolling in southern Afghanistan, Britain's Defense Ministry said.
Elsewhere, three French soldiers died in a violent storm in northeastern Afghanistan late Saturday. One soldier was struck by lightning, while two were swept away by a rain-swollen river during an operation in Kapisa province, said military spokesman Christophe Prazuck.
A common occurrence for ordinary Afghans during spring thaws in the mountains, but that remains unmentioned by the MSM.
This year has been the deadliest of the eight-year war for U.S. and NATO troops. The six latest deaths bring to 64 the number of NATO troops killed this month.
What about the AFGHAN CIVILIANS MURDERED?
An airstrike Saturday by international forces in Wardak province, bordering Kabul, killed three Afghan civilians, said Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman for the provincial governor.
Gee, I ask about them and they serve us up three bodies!!!
Civilian deaths in airstrikes have infuriated Afghans....
They would INFURIATE YOU, too, 'murkn!!,
That was NOTHING LIKE my PRINTED PIECE from the LOCAL!!!