Rather than disarming our Marines, why not ground the entire helicopter fleet of this $6 billion a month US taxpayer financed Keystone Cops operation in a mafia run country known as one of the most corrupt in the world?
3/16/12, "Afghan massacre US soldier 'reluctant to serve'," BBC
"The US soldier accused of shooting dead 16 Afghans had received body and brain injuries while serving in Iraq and was unhappy about going for another tour of duty, a lawyer has said.
John Henry Browne said the soldier - who has not been named - had already completed three tours in Iraq.
He also said the accused had witnessed his friend's leg blown off the day before the killings...."Meanwhile, a Nato helicopter carrying Turkish troops has crashed into a house on the outskirts of the capital Kabul killing at least 12 soldiers
- and two children on the ground.
The death toll is the heaviest single loss of life so far for Turkish troops in Afghanistan."...
"Subcontractors are impossible to trace."...
7/25/11, "U.S. trucking funds end up in Taliban hands," Reuters
"Cash from part of a $2.16 billion U.S. transportation contract in Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, the Pentagon said on Monday."...
10/13/10, "Afghan firms "pay off Taliban with foreign [American] cash," Reuters
-------------------------9/25/11, "Government by crime syndicate," LA Times, Op-ed, Sarah Chayes,
"In Afghanistan and elsewhere, rampant corruption threatens security and the rule of law."
"Afghanistan is controlled by a structured, mafiaesque system, in which money flows upward via purchase of office, kickbacks or "sweets" in return for permission to extract resources (of which more varieties exist in impoverished Afghanistan than one might think)."...