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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Another digger dies

An Australian soldier serving with Mentoring Task Force 3 has been killed in action in Afghanistan.

The soldier, from the Townsville-based 2nd Battalion RAR, was seriously wounded by what is thought to be an IED blast while on a night patrol with the Afghan National Army, 85 kilometres north-east of Tarin Kot.

He was given immediate first aid and evacuated to the medical centre at Tarin Kot but died from his wounds shortly after arriving after 2.30am (local time).

No other Australian soldiers were wounded in the incident, but another ISAF soldier was seriously wounded and was in a stable condition.

Eight Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year and 29 have been killed since the start of the war in 2001.

More, ABC Online HERE

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  1. Tim Thorne

    August 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    No, John (#2), another brave soldier lost in the fight to support one faction of corrupt, misogynist, drug-dealing warlords against another, while the Taliban grow strong on the resentment of civilians who feel that their country in unjustly occupied.

    You don’t successfully fight terrorism with military force. It certainly didn’t work in Iraq.

  2. Simon Warriner

    August 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

    John, check out the video, google a few of those named for verification http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28906.htm
    And yes, I waited with baited breath for a whole day to see if it was the son of good friends and neighbours.
    A tragic, tragic waste of a life for a cause so twisted and corrupt. The only terrorists are those running this show.

  3. John Alford

    August 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    The bleeding of our youth and the people of Afghanistan over which there is no debate. The lid needs to be taken off this one, and full marks to Bob Brown and Andrew Wilkie for making an attempt. The illegal invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq to secure the oil and natural gas fields of the Middle East and Central Asia for the greed of the American Empire, for which we still remain willing lackeys.

  4. john groves

    August 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Another brave soldier lost in the fight against terror. I bet you woudn’t get too many green supporters to fight for their country against terrorism. They would just role over and let the terriosts have they way with Australia and its people.

  5. Brenton

    August 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    You obviously need a ‘conservative’ mind to be a soldier? The whole idea of going along with the foreign policies of the Australian Government, must be only for those committed to “all the way with LBJ” What a total waste of young lives!

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