Already facing public outrage over the killing of 65 civilians in an offensive, NATO is once again in the hot seat in the Kunar Province, with provincial police reporting that a NATO air strike killed nine children this afternoon.
NATO reported that its Forward Operating Base in the region came under rocket fire, and that it launched the air strikes at what they believed was the “point of origin” of the attack, a nearby mountainside.
The mountainside, however, did not contain insurgents, but rather contained ten Afghan children who were collecting firewood on the wooded area. Nine of them were slain in the strike, while another was badly wounded.
NATO has promised a further investigation into the kilings, which were in the Darah-Ye Pech District. They insisted that they took the reports of civilian deaths “very seriously,” though previous glib responses to the last Kunar massacres prompted major scorn amongst Afghan officials.
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Simply and sickeningly amazing! The US and NATO tut tut over "atrocities" by the lunatic Gahdafy, sweep under the rug killings by its client states, and proceeds to do likewise to innocents elsewhere with nary a burp and they have the gall to tell others to stop the killing? It wouldn't surprise me that the people who go medieval on NATO's ass would be the same men who had family murdered by these "mistakes". They may even volunteer to be a cop or Afghan soldier just to get close enough to finish some off in revenge. I don't blame them at all.
ANY parent would go furious if someone killed their child and the killers simply and arrogantly called it a "mistake" and for the greater good (the invaders greater good). I'd bet almost all the Taliban are now made up of people whos family were killed by foreign invaders.
Most Afghans probably fell like "building me a road (that never seems to finish) doesn't make up for killing my child/family".
For me personally, if someone kills my whole family (which happens in many causes in Afghanistan), all bets are off the table.
Get out of that hellhole.
We stand to gain nothing by being there.
Army Pfc. David R. Fahey Jr., died. Monday, Feb. 28 in Kandahar province Afghanistan from an IED attack.
He made his choice by volunteering, now he's reaped the consequences.
To die for something as meaningless as empire is a tragedy in itself. Still I find that IEDs can be defeated each and every time an NBT is used ( Not Being There ). Ergo… not being in Afghanistan means not having to die there.
If you want to scare people then you need to kill some of them to show that you can kill and that’s the NATO militarisms tactics been used both in Iraq and Afghanistan., my question is: where is this women Hillary Clinton, why isn’t she condemning the killings in Afghanistan, why is president Obama and rest if his cabinet is silence, yet they all have a big mouth about Libya and wanting to invade that country..
You haven't seen too many oil wells in Afghanistan have you?
NATO kills nine children. Hey Foggy Rasmussen? How utterly banal of you. How utterly war criminal. You know, in that 'crimes against humanity' sort of manner?
How a come these child-murdering freaks avoid a war crimes tribunal, is today's baffling mystery.
Yeah yeah I know, a comprehensive lack of moral courage and political will in our "civilized western world"…
An IED attack in Wardak province Afghanistan killed two US soldiers on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.
Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays, 25 of Cookville, Texas and Sgt. Christopher G. Stark of Monett, MD
died in the attack.
Spc. Rudolph R. Hixon 22, from Los Angeles, Calif. died Feb. 28 in Logar province from an IED attack.
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