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Unseen Enemy: Meeting The Taliban IED Killers

...It has taken seven months of negotiation to meet them and they insist they have never met any journalists - and certainly not British journalists - before. They consider us as much the enemy as any soldier....

I was led in pitch darkness through cornfields and along a river until we reached a culvert; a small bridge that crosses irrigation ditches.

We watched as a small trench was dug in the ground while two other men filled a canister with a white substance followed by rocks.

They attached a wire then buried the canister in a hole dug to the side of the culvert.

Another of the Taliban then began playing out the wire and headed into a cornfield.

The trench was then covered over....
Make sure you watch the video.

Video and much more at the link: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World- ... 9747?f=rss

If they are seen just as much an enemy as the soldiers, why were they not shot or beheaded?
 

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Man I've seen so many videos of guys burying road side IEDs get shot by apaches from miles away that I could never be anywhere near them. Camera or not, if you're in the group and spotted by an Apache, you're :censored: dead, and likely to never be identified.
 

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The video and story would have been much better if it started with "its taken 7 months to get this meeting, and now they're all dead". :righton:

I don't get how a journalist, even as impartial as they are supposed to be, can just sit there and knowingly watch people who are certainly guilty of taking the lives of both British and American troops without taking some form of action against them.... :?
 

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martin_j001 said:
The video and story would have been much better if it started with "its taken 7 months to get this meeting, and now they're all dead". :righton:

I don't get how a journalist, even as impartial as they are supposed to be, can just sit there and knowingly watch people who are certainly guilty of taking the lives of both British and American troops without taking some form of action against them.... :?
Because that, as many "journalist" is mis-guided and should be shot :righton:
 

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Man I've seen so many videos of guys burying road side IEDs get shot by apaches from miles away that I could never be anywhere near them. Camera or not, if you're in the group and spotted by an Apache, you're :censored: dead, and likely to never be identified.
When they heard the rotors of the helicopter on the video I was thinking the same thing. I'm very sure that the soldiers in the helicopter would have blasted everyone there, camera or not. Probably with some nasty 30-mm auto cannon. Just a bunch of pieces left.

Its a doggone war. People are dying because of the very guy you just interviewed.
 
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