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Various stolen tech can be found in Afghan bazaars located close to the U.S. base

Afghan cleaners, garbage collectors and other workers are able to walk off a U.S. military base carrying sensitive information about military operations, which later end up on sale at Afghan bazaars.  Deployment rosters with service member Social Security numbers, assessment of enemy targets, names of corrupt Afghan officials and base defenses are examples of some of the information that is being sold several hundred yards away from the base.  Along with the sensitive information stored on USB flash memory drives, the workers are also able to steal knives, watches, packets of Viagra and refrigerators.  The Los Angeles Times reports: 

Workers are supposed to be frisked as they leave the base, but they have various ways of deceiving guards, such as hiding computer drives behind photo IDs that they wear in holders around their necks, shop owners said. Others claim that U.S. soldiers illegally sell military property and help move it off the base, saying they need the money to pay bills back home.

Some claim that U.S. soldiers are allegedly selling stolen goods so that they have money to pay bills back in the United States.

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Afghans strike back
By phatboye on 4/11/2006 2:13:10 PM , Rating: 1
With all the crap that the us does for these people this is how they pay us back? By stealing our stuff and seeling them illegally? I say that the us should just nuke them all and let the U.N. sort out the bodies.

RE: Afghans strike back
By DigitalFreak on 4/11/2006 2:49:29 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Afghans strike back
By jkostans on 4/11/06, Rating: -1
RE: Afghans strike back
By bob661 on 4/11/2006 3:47:14 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Afghans strike back
By Xenoterranos on 4/11/2006 7:15:34 PM , Rating: 2
"baaaahhh"...I mean..."Yup".

RE: Afghans strike back
By SEOTAIJI on 4/11/2006 8:40:20 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Afghans strike back
By msva124 on 4/11/2006 3:16:26 PM , Rating: 2
While we're doing that, we might as well just gather anyone at or below your iq level into a field and nuke it.

RE: Afghans strike back
By dilz on 4/11/2006 3:24:24 PM , Rating: 2
Now there's a step in the right direction! Let's destroy all the floppy drives while we're at it as well.

RE: Afghans strike back
By mindless1 on 4/12/2006 11:26:07 PM , Rating: 2

If you kill the stupid people, who will do the menial labor? There's kids putting themselves through college, but that's just not a large enough pool to fill all those jobs.

RE: Afghans strike back
By oTAL on 4/14/2006 2:41:27 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think that would be too much work....

RE: Afghans strike back
By smitty3268 on 4/11/2006 3:56:01 PM , Rating: 3
People like you make me ashamed to be an American. Don't you see that you're acting exactly like Saddam Hussein would? What makes you any better than him?

Maybe this was just a joke I'm taking a little too seriously, but I've heard this type of opinion quite a bit the last few years.

RE: Afghans strike back
By mindless1 on 4/12/2006 11:29:15 PM , Rating: 2
It's called "I don't have to think because I don't have to take responsibility or suffer repercussions for my lame-ass ideas on the internet".

What makes you think some Americans AREN'T worse than Saddam? Even the most vile leaders like Hitler had at least SOMETHING postive about them. You don't get to be leader by just killing everyone in opposition unless you happen to have a Star Wars Satellite Laser to do it all, as one man can only hold two guns at a time.

RE: Afghans strike back
By mindless1 on 4/12/2006 11:30:10 PM , Rating: 2
Note that I am not a Nazi, Hitler should've just been shot early on, IMO.

RE: Afghans strike back
By frostedambassador on 4/11/2006 4:56:02 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I know! The US gives these soldier people so much money to violate the sovereignty of other nations, and then as a response they go sell our stuff that contains secret information that is liable to get themselves killed! I don't think nuking our own citizens would be a good move, but we should at least pull these international criminals home and remove the international criminals who put them there from our government.

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