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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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RE: soldiers motivation/iq
By PunkSlappa on 4/12/2006 8:25:57 AM , Rating: 2
Bush has a masters degree from a prestigious ivy league university... DO you? Most US soldiers have to have a high school diploma or GED - do you? I doubt it you stinky troll. But you are motivated... motivated to be a dork.

RE: soldiers motivation/iq
By sblomb on 4/12/2006 8:13:46 PM , Rating: 2
Bush has a masters degree from a prestigious ivy league university... DO you? Most US soldiers have to have a high school diploma or GED - do you?

The Bush family donated a few million dollars to this same Ivy League University, and they practically OWN the place. That's why "little Bush", or "Dubya" as he was known while he was there, did not have to do much besides being a jock... sometimes having or not a degree doesn't qualify one person as better or worse than another.

Check your facts first before lashing out at someone else.

RE: soldiers motivation/iq
By mindless1 on 4/12/2006 11:34:15 PM , Rating: 2
Surely you don't think all those with Masters from Ivy League schools are smart? Look around sometime, money and friends will get you anywhere.

Now don't even get me started about how dumb someone could be and still get a high school diploma.

Learn this- education has no real relation to intelligence. What one does AFTER their formal education, not their job title but what they actually DO given that opportunity, is the real measure of a person.

RE: soldiers motivation/iq
By DestruyaUR on 4/13/2006 7:12:40 AM , Rating: 2
Not to mention the Ivy League schools have to keep up appearances, so it's widely known/suspected that people are passed through with C's as to not leave a dark mark on the school's failure rate. if someone says they got out of Yale with a "C" average, that's essentially the same as saying, "I flunked out, but I got a diploma."

RE: soldiers motivation/iq
By Yokal on 4/13/2006 11:19:51 AM , Rating: 2
Right.... you people sound like michael moore clones. You clowns ( clones? ) are the same goobs that praise bill clinton for his super 8 years in office. wow - he accomplished soooo much! No scandals either! Well just several un-explained deaths, un-explained financial transactions and over-explained sex scandals... But he was educated at a REAL school right?

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