Thursday, February 16, 2012

President Drone strikes again

Chris Floyd links to and comments on the NTY article that shows the error of 8 young Afghan's ways, and the price it incurs:
8 Young Afghans Killed in Strike, NATO Acknowledges

... Afghan relatives of those who died and Mohammed Tahir Safi, an adviser to President Hamid Karzai and the leader of the Afghan investigation team, said that those killed were young boys who had taken their sheep and goats to graze outside the village. They were cold and gathered under a rock and lighted a small fire to warm themselves. That was the place where they were struck by bombs. Photographs of the dead shown by Mr. Safi at a news conference this week included some of badly bloodied young boys and a couple of young men who might have been older. The father of one of the boys who was killed said that his son was 12 and that two nephews who were killed were younger. ...
Clearly the Nobel Peace Prize winner's reputation will remain intact. Not too many civilians are killed by his bombing and drone attacks, as he has make clear. Just the right amount.


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