Scores dead after US strike in Afghanistan + Democracy at Gunpoint Guarantees U.S. Defeat

Dandelion Salad

Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

giveusallabreakman

The Afghan president is in Washington DC for high level talks, but back in Afghanistan a deadly airstrike has once again killed scores of civilians.

The local governor of a small community in Western Afghanistan claims that more than 100 civilians have been killed in a US led airstrike.

The Red Cross confirmed the attack, saying its representatives have seen dozens of bodies. Al Jazeera has filmed exclusive pictures from Farah Province and Nick Clark reports from Kabul.

***

US Afghan Strikes Kill 100, ‘Mostly Civilians’

By AFP

HERAT, Afghanistan AFP — Police in Afghanistan said Wednesday that US-led air strikes against insurgents had killed 100 people, most of them civilians, in one of the deadliest such attacks in nearly eight years.

The US military opened an investigation into the operation overnight Monday into Tuesday in the remote western province of Farah, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered his government to probe reports of high civilian casualties.

[…]

via US Afghan strikes kill 100, ‘mostly civilians’

***

Democracy at Gunpoint Guarantees U.S. Defeat

By William Pfaff
ICH
May 06, 2009 “Truthdig”

An account from the Taliban side of the Afghanistan war, which was published in the New York Times on May 5, provides devastating evidence of the failure that almost certainly will eventually overtake the United States and NATO. It is a long interview with a young Taliban “logistics tactician” who has been speaking with Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah of the Times for many months about the Taliban view of the war, and about what he sees as their inevitable victory.

[…]

via Democracy at Gunpoint Guarantees U.S. Defeat

***

BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Afghanistan attacks

18 thoughts on “Scores dead after US strike in Afghanistan + Democracy at Gunpoint Guarantees U.S. Defeat

  1. Pingback: After US Strikes, Afghans Describe “Tractor Trailers Full of Pieces of Human Bodies” By Jeremy Scahill « Dandelion Salad

  2. Pingback: Civilians Pay Price of War from Above By Robert Fisk « Dandelion Salad

  3. As is the case with serial killers, the first time is the hardest and it gets easier every time after that and the conscience is less burdened and troubled. At some sick point in the evolution of killing, any kind of killing, the killer starts enjoying what he’s doing, in an insane psychotic kind of way. I first noticed this disturbing aspect in the voices and eyes of our pilots as they were interviewed upon returning from their bombing runs in Iraq. They would be elated and sounded like they were on something so unhealthy, something nightmares are made of, something scary not to the enemy but to the family and society of that person who has had tasted blood spelled, he spelled it when he pushed the killing buttons, and he liked it, he liked the feeling. What monsters we create with our own hands, as that is what they become when they see in other human beings mere targets of hate, easy to kill, and he’s requested, so honourably and patriotically, to kill and devastate them without looking them in the face. How underdeveloped and backward we are, we the civilized and advanced people of the great enlightened west.

    • This insight into the mindset of the cold-blooded is distressing. What is the matter with warmongers? I really think we are two species, not black nor white but vampyres vs. humans! Let’s finally pick sides. Those who love war and weapons need to be quarantined.

  4. Pingback: Afghans Riot Over Air-strike Atrocity By Patrick Cockburn « Dandelion Salad

  5. Pingback: Why We Fight – U.S. Troops Die For Rapists By Ted Rall + Afghanistan Women Protest « Dandelion Salad

  6. Pingback: Pepe Escobar: Killing them softly with air strikes « Dandelion Salad

  7. Hamid Karzai just requested that the US and NATO stop bombing, and deal with the situation on the ground. He confirms this was a US bombing. (Blitzer/CNN)
    What a horrible thing. Apparrently Obomba expressed ‘regret’.

  8. Pingback: Afghanistan: Heroin-ravaged State by Prof. Peter Dale Scott « Dandelion Salad

  9. natureboy — we are on the same page . this is a fulfillment of a campaign promise. he had to do it because he wants to be re-elected and the money from the military industrial complex is HUGE.
    follow the money : his war on drugs on the american mexican border is also reelection money from the american medical association and the legal drug companys . they dont want competition from illegal drugs. Obama follows orders like Bush . he does what his corporate paymasters tell him too. period .

  10. i hold those who voted for Obama responsible for this . ..when they had plenty of 3rd party and independent choices . Obama said he would do this . Impeach him !

      • The people can’t say they didn’t know this would happen. He pledged this as acampaign promise, yet they swooned for him by the millions. This was not a promise he had to keep, but I imagine this must have some effect on him, he is a human.

        I don’t believe people follow orders, they are either complicit, or they refuse. Afghanis were no threat to the USA. This is a war crime.

        • I do agree with you, Natureboy, those perpetuating the war crimes are indeed responsible as well. My previous point was that the president must take responsibility as commander in chief.

        • It’s all unbearable. This idea of ‘commander in chief’ is a huge flaw. The crimes they commit with the military ‘tools’ render us all criniminals.

          Regardless of responsibility, it’s a collective US crime.

          But in the end this is just unbearably horrible. Nothing could justify this. I am horrified by this event.

          The electorate needs to know one thing before anything else: What happens to people on the ground when their ‘heroes’ deploy. Every time.

Comments are closed.