With more and more US airstrikes not only failing to hit their announced targets but actually hitting the wrong people, the Obama Administration is having growing criticism and questioning about their policies, with the UN warning the US to adhere to its obligations under international humanitarian law.
The UN warning came in the wake of a deadly US airstrike in Nangarhar, which the Pentagon announced killed a bunch of ISIS fighters, but which government officials later revealed actually killed at least 15 civilians and wounded 12 others. The Afghan government is already investigating and the UN is calling for an independent inquiry beyond that.
Somalia’s government, such as it is, also wants a good explanation for a US airstrike yesterday in the semi-autonomous Galmudug region, which once again, Pentagon officials bragged about as a “self-defense” strike that killed a bunch of al-Shabaab fighters, but which Somalia later confirmed killed 22 Somali soldiers.
That incident, according to officials in Galmudug, appears to have been the result of officials in rival Puntland, another autonomous region, calling in the strike and telling the US that the targets were Shabaab. The US appears not only to have launched the strike without checking with Galmudugi officials, but also publicly took credit for it before they bothered to find out who they actually killed.
3 thoughts on “Allies Criticize US Airstrikes Hitting Wrong Targets in Somalia, Afghanistan”
WTH is the US doing in Somalia anyway, other than creating more ‘refugees’ that Obama will shove down our throats.
You’re 100% correct, Jim. The US is simply creating more “refugees” with its drone attacks on Somalis – including soldiers. Obama’s doing this to bring these “refugees” in to shove down our throats.
What he doesn’t realize is, over 100 million legal gun owners possess over 500 million firearms; 60% are either hunters, combat veterans, or both; and all of these legal firearms owners are quite proficient in the use of their weapons.
These people are more than capable of wiping out both Jihadist terrorists and criminal elements among the migrants – especially, sex offenders. They’re not helpless, such as Western Europeans, where a vast majority of these rapes have been (and still are) perpetrated.
Already, there has been a tuberculosis outbreak among a group of migrants that been brought in without checking them out for both criminal records and various diseases such as TB. The same’s being done with illegal aliens from Mexico and other Latin American nations. For 5 decades, these illegals have crossed the US southern border into the US without adequate health screening and background checks.
This is exactly what the focus should be. Why are we here? Why are we there? Why are we anywhere but the true source of terrorism: Saudi Arabia.
Nobody here wants conflict with anyone, and that includes Russia. So where is our representation? Who is controlling this agenda?
I have a theory: the UN.
And what do we stand to gain? Billions (if not trillions) of dollars lost, American lives lost, a mass immigration crisis, and we are giving radical islam weapons.
People need to petition… to speak up, and call their representatives. This policy of being the UN’s police force is absurd, and NOT the will of the people.
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