Talk:Four Americans die from mine impact in Afghanistan

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USA is leader in manufature and placement of landmines and refused to sign Princess Diana's ban on landmines...please confirm. Paulrevere2005 20:16, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Good question. It's interesting that the ABC News piece (from the Australian ABC, not the American one) quotes a spokeswoman who says they are unsure whether it was a land mine or an IED (improvised explosive device). So this story may not even involve land mines. It may just be a home-made bomb that did the job. — DV 21:21, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

k thx Paulrevere2005 23:06, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I'm also not sure what the following link has to do with the four servicemen who were killed this morning:
The article linked from is apparently about the U.S. military dropping bombs in populated areas.
Four Americans die from mine impact in Afghanistan is about four servicemen who were killed this morning by a mine or an IED.
If you would like to write an article that is critical of overall US military policy in Afghanistan, why not start with the link and create a separate article that can more effectively focus on that issue?
Unless you're the type who spits on servicemen as they arrive home at the airport, using the story of the death of these personnel for the purpose of discrediting the US military's actions against civilians in Afghanistan seems out of place.
You may be perfectly justified in writing an article that reflects poorly upon the US military's actions in Afghanistan, but please respect the story of these deaths and create a separate article for other purposes. — DV 23:33, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)