Another NATO air strike has killed a number of civilians today in the Logar Province. The attack, which took place shortly after midnight, came after a clash between NATO troops on the ground and Taliban in the Baraki Barak District, and left six civilians dead.
NATO confirmed the attack but said they could not confirm the death toll. They did, however, say foreign forces were “looking into the matter,” while insisting that NATO is taking every measure possible to prevent civilian deaths.
Every measure except for halting the bombing of civilian areas, of course. The latest attack came after the firefight with Taliban but was termed a “retaliation” attack. That the attack retaliated against a civilian home and killed an entire family appears to them only a minor detail.
The Afghan government has repeatedly demanded that NATO stop using air strikes against populated areas. Though the practice was reduced during Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s tenure as commander, it has repeatedly been escalated since his departure last year, and insisted that the Afghan demands were “not realistic.”
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NEVER A SINGEL DAY GOES BY WERE WE DON'T HEAR ABOUT CIVILIAN DEATHS.WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SMART BOMBS THAT COULD BE PUT THROUGH ANY WINDOW IN A BUILDING DID THEY TURN STUPID OR ARE THEY INTENSIONBALY KILLING PEOPLE ITS THE LATTER FOR SURE.PLUS THERE ARE MANY MORE DEATHS WE NEVER HEAR ABOUT.Was not shouting just did not look that it was all capitals.Would like for my post to be posted no ignored.
Damn their denials – Damn their lies.
The only way to peace is for NATO and America to leave Afghanistan.
Peace will come once the aggressor has left these innocent people alone.
… And insisted that Afghan's demand were not realistic. That explains everything. The demand to not bomb civilian area is termed unrealistic. How sad!
It appears that NATO's tactic was drawn from that of the USSR in Afghanistan. A tactic that deliberately targeted civilian concentrations to force compliance. The USSR deastroyed 14,000 of 25,000 villages and more than 1-million homes during their 10-years war.
Their strategy, according to former Soviet flag officers was to demonstrate to the civilian population that the Resistance could not provide security for them and the only way for them to feel safe was to comply and cooperate with the occupational force.
NATO, to assuage world opinion, takes the high road and claims that they take every precaution to prevent civilian casualties. But the rerality is something radically different, as mounting civilian deaths can attest.
What does America expect to happen when more happen when innocent familys are murderd with no remores.Any human would become a freedom fighter if that happened to there family and friends.If this was happening in Anerica,Canada,Britan,France,Astrailia,and many others the people would react the same way and then would they be called terrorists is against the government forsure.Every human has the GOD given right to protect themselfs and familly with deadly force if neccasary.These people just want to controll there own life and the lives of familly and friends.I hope good prvails in the end before WW3 happens and a fdull scale nucular war happens almopst forsure leaving human extinked.The vmilitary must see there familys and them once retired are citizens like us all.Its not black and white its rich and poor.They use race religion and other means to keep 6 billion of us distracted.Everyones different but to make thing change that has to be put aside and stand as one.
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