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MSF staff killed in suspected US strike on Afghan hospital

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posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 03:43 AM
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I am sure that this must have been posted elsewhere but perhaps under another headline.



A US airstrike appears to have hit a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in the Afghan city of Kunduz early on Saturday morning.

MSF said its hospital in the war-torn northern city was bombed and badly damaged in an aerial attack that killed at least three staff members.

At the time of the bombing, 105 patients and their caretakers and more than 80 MSF international and national staff were in the hospital, the charity said. Thirty staff were still unaccounted for.

“We are deeply shocked by the attack, the killing of our staff and patients and the heavy toll it has inflicted on healthcare in Kunduz,” says Bart Janssens, MSF director of operations.


www.theguardian.com...

I am sure that they "thought" they were aiming for a legitimate target, but we all know what thought did, and where so called good intentions have collectively led us.

I am really just astounded at the continued ignorant/arrogant stupidity and belief that this is the way to go about things, unless the objective is to make things worse.

If already posted...apologies.




posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 03:52 AM
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Terrible. Doctors Without Borders are the salt of the earth. Always willing to risk themselves for others. To be honest I think they are crazy but crazy in a good way. I'm sure they knew it could be a one way trip going into a conflict zone. It didn't stop them though. True bravery.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 03:54 AM
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I was just reading another story regarding the criticism directed at Russian tactics against Isil in Syria by the US led coalition...


A statement released earlier on Friday by the US-led coalition fighting Isis expressed deep concern about attacks by the Russian air force on Hama, Homs and Idlib. The attacks did not hit the jihadi group but caused civilian casualties.

“These military actions constitute a further escalation and will only fuel more extremism and radicalisation,” said the statement by France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the US and Britain. “We call on the Russian federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians and to focus its efforts on fighting Isil.”


Pot? Kettle?



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 03:56 AM
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originally posted by: Danton
Terrible. Doctors Without Borders are the salt of the earth. Always willing to risk themselves for others. To be honest I think they are crazy but crazy in a good way. I'm sure they knew it could be a one way trip going into a conflict zone. It didn't stop them though. True bravery.


Absolutely, they and their work should be protected, as should the weak and vulnerable under their care not simply dismissed as collateral damage.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 04:06 AM
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Hmmm, Assad has been accused of doing the same in Syria.

Watching for the outrage.......



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 04:06 AM
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Latest from the Guardian...


More from reporter Sune Engel Rasmussen in Afghanistan:

It is at least the third time in the past few months US airstrikes accidentally kill scores of non-insurgents.

In July, two helicopters struck an Afghan National Army outpost on a hill in Logar province, killing eight soldiers and wounding five, seemingly mistaking them for armed rebels. The police chief of Logar said the helicopters were American. The US military confirmed that its troops had been involved in an incident in the area.

In September, Afghan officials claimed a US airstrike killed 11 anti-narcotics police officers working undercover in a desert area of Helmand’s Garmsir district. The US military denied having conducted an airstrike in that area, but confirmed that an attack had taken place in Kandahar’s Maiwand district, which encompasses the same borderless desert area.

A US military spokesperson said the US had conducted 12 airstrikes in Kunduz since Monday when the Taliban seized the city. Through 31 August, the US had conducted 143 airstrikes in Afghanistan, according to military statistics, including a series of strikes to aid Afghan forces push back insurgents from Helmand’s Musa Qala and Kajaki districts.


www.theguardian.com...



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:14 AM
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a reply to: Anaana

This needs to stop NOW. There has to be massive outrage and demands for this hypocrisy to end. If this was the Russians or Iran it would be blown to huge proportions and demand for justice.

My heart breaks for the poor brave people working in these conditions and the families who have lost loved ones.

We are but cannon fodder.
Today's outrage will be a distant memory in a few days.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:22 AM
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a reply to: Anaana

And what Ironic is the USA bitching and moaning that Russia bombing in Syria is hitting the wrong targets.....


Pot calling the kettle black....



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:23 AM
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originally posted by: markosity1973
Hmmm, Assad has been accused of doing the same in Syria.

Watching for the outrage.......



Im sure the hospital was full of "bad" terrorists not the "good" terrorists Russia and Assad are bombing in syria.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: Anaana

Why is this not being reported and on the front page of every news site? In the UK it is not even on many msm sites such as the mirror. BBC has it in a small caption it's headline not mentioning who has done the bombing.

This is a war crime.

Plain and simple



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:25 AM
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originally posted by: liteonit6969
a reply to: Anaana

Why is this not being reported and on the front page of every news site? In the UK it is not even on many msm sites such as the mirror. BBC has it in a small caption it's headline not mentioning who has done the bombing.

This is a war crime.

Plain and simple


Propaganda.

The west wont mention it as it does not fit the narrative of us being the holy than thou good guys.

Especially when the USA/UK and France are trying to demonize Russia for getting involved in Syria such a report will ruin that.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:31 AM
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Got it... Suspected us air strike =guilty with the i hate America crowd here.

Eta: even smart munitions fail periodically... Everything can be done right and something goes haywire inside the bomb and it hits the wrong place.

Plus it's still a war zone... People make mistakes u while under high stress on occasion.

But of course we must have done it on purpose...
edit on 3-10-2015 by Irishhaf because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: Anaana

Exactly what I was thinking...tis a bit ironic eh? The US goes off accusing Russia of bombing civies and gets all up in arms...then the very next day bombs a hospital...you just can't make this stuff up.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:33 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
Got it... Suspected us air strike =guilty with the i hate America crowd here.



I forget the USA is holy than thou and never does anything wrong.


For you information Im in the I hate every country crowd (with the exception of maybe Iceland)



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:37 AM
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originally posted by: liteonit6969
a reply to: Anaana

Why is this not being reported and on the front page of every news site? In the UK it is not even on many msm sites such as the mirror. BBC has it in a small caption it's headline not mentioning who has done the bombing.

This is a war crime.

Plain and simple


It is? I mean it's the first story I saw on Googke news after the Orgeon shooting...

Also, it just happened this morning in Afghanistan. So, it happened over night here in the U.S. I don't think there's a conspiracy here...Just weird timing is all.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Do u remember when the plane over Ukraine was shot down. Before the wreckage was even recovered every paper and media site had put in face plastered over it claiming he had murdered kids etc.

The US have confirmed they hit the medical site. On purpose....most likely not. But that does not matter. The fact is people have been killed by an invading army who think they have the moral authority to dictate to the world.

I love the American people. But America has been infiltrated at the highest level and the people need to stand up and demand their country back.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:12 AM
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a reply to: lovebeck

I'm in the UK. It isn't even breaking news on most sites. It has been treated like a routine bombing without informing what really has happened. I'm sure it will come out but the timing is wrong as it should be released not trickled out.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:15 AM
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a reply to: lovebeck

Here is just one of the many sites under reporting this. This should be big news. Not a side bit.

the mirror



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: liteonit6969

I consider the MSM all propaganda all the time. Huge domestic enemy controlled by a few with a definite agenda and why I choose sites like ATS to get my information.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: lovebeck

Here is the BBC report on it. Look at the headline.

MSF condemns Afghan hospital bombing

bbc


Where is the mention of the US bombing? Do you not think it is essential on a headline to state it is from the US bombing?




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