Nato air strike kills civilians in Afghanistan

Ooooops! I guess we are only protecting civilians in Libya? See, this is what happens when you try to kill people...people die. Is life precious? Is life sacred? Or is only certain life precious and sacred?


Western forces have accidentally killed civilians in an air attack in the Afghan province of Helmand, after mistaking them for Taliban fighters. 

Nato said it ordered the attack on Friday, after hearing that a Taliban leader and several of his subordinates were traveling in two vehicles.

Troops later found an unspecified number of dead and wounded civilians at the scene in Naw Zad district.
Nine people died in a Nato air strike in eastern Kunar province this month.

Afghan officials said the victims of that raid were children collecting firewood.

It led the US troop commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, to make a public apology.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please check your facts.

If you do you will learn that 75% of civilian casualties in Afghanistan are caused by the Taliban.

BILL LIVINGSTON said...

If the men in Afghanistan would stop growing opium poppies and spending the profits on IED ingredients//AKs//RPGs the frikkin' men could collect their own damn firewood instead of using children/women as slaves/human shields. Perhaps they could also build some bloody roads and schools OR A BASIC BLOODY POWER GRID SO YOU DON'T RELY ON FIREWOOD!! and move into the 19th century with the rest of the world gone fundamentalist {us, too, sometimes}.

TheodoricOfKabul said...

Not to mention setting up a modern infrastructure with the trillion dollars in rare earth minerals that have been discovered there.

Naaaah.

BILL LIVINGSTON said...

Even more imaginative-decrim the heroin-offer compassionate treatment, safe housing and job placement, and force those guys with tablecltoths on their heads to grow something they can eat//sell as legit commerce rather than stuff that people eventually kill themselves with shooting into their veins. Quite frankly, this cash crop, along with Libyan/Iraqi oil that really determine who gets stomped upon-no politician will tell you this, though. If we drill more for our own oil/develop wind-solar-cleaner coal, conserve better and decrim drugs you lower fuel/energy costs, subsequently lowering corresponding inflation, and you don't have to build more prisons-and you can definitely use them for what apparently is going down on Tuesday instead of a cat working three non-full time jobs caught with a dime bag of reefer.

Nedalnib Amaso said...

He keep coming to our helmand province cave to cause trouble asking for 'two dollars' because he is aggressive neighborhood capitalist infidel pig dog who sell new york times paper boy. he knew risk.

Prasad said...

I don't know when will end the war on terrorists in Afghanistan. I think this war on terrorists in Afghanistan will continue at least for a couple of years so people shouldn't be killed during this strike against terrorists. Neighboring countries also are suffering with this war against terrorist. Taliban should think on this situation and they should be come for negotiations with the NATO.All the world looking for peace in Afghanistan.

Prasad said...

I don't know when will end the war on terrorists in Afghanistan. I think this war on terrorists in Afghanistan will continue at least for a couple of years so people shouldn't be killed during this strike against terrorists. Neighboring countries also are suffering with this war against terrorist. Taliban should think on this situation and they should be come for negotiations with the NATO.All the world looking for peace in Afghanistan.

Liberal Elite said...

@Prasad "Taliban should think on this situation and they should be come for negotiations with the NATO."

Not very likely. They are the right wing extremists in Afghanistan. They think that God told them to be this way. It would be like asking the Tea Party to stop trying to take over America.