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UN confirms killing of 90 civilians by US air raid in Afghanistan

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posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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UN confirms killing of 90 civilians by US air raid in Afghanistan


news.xinhuanet.com

KABUL, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday confirmed the killing of90 civilians including women and children in Shindand district of western Herat province during air strike by U.S.-led Coalition forces against Taliban militants, a statement released here said.

"Investigations by UNAMA found convincing evidence, based on the testimony of eyewitnesses that some 90 civilians were killed, including 60 children, 15 women and 15 men," the statement said, "15 other villagers were wounded."

"This is matter of grave concern to the United Nations, I have repeatedly made clear that the safety and welfare of civilians must be considered above all else during the planning and conduct of all military operations," the statement quoting Kai Eide, the special envoy of UN secretary general to Afghanistan, as saying.
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[edit on 26/8/2008 by Mirthful Me]




posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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"All parties engaged in the conflict must respect their duties under international humanitarian and human rights law to protect the people we are here to serve," UN envoy to Afghanistan stressed.

This sentence should be hammered into the heads of all american and zionist war criminals and warmongers. The world would be a better place.

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posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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The Major would like fries with his propaganda. The actual UNAMA statement which can be read here makes none of the claims in this icon of journalistic integrity. There is no mention of the United States and there is no assertion by UNAMA that the United states is responsible. The Major would always advise those that truly wish to "Deny Ignorance" to always seek out the actual press release, statement or source vice the second hand reporting by an agenda driven online fishwrap. The Major would have the OP on latrine duty but fears what ineptitude and lack of integrity might befall that simple task.

Dismissed.



posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 05:06 PM
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Lol, are you serious ?
The Pentagon already called the bombing "legitimate".


voanews.com...

[edit on 26-8-2008 by ergoli]



posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 05:07 PM
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reply to post by Major Discrepancy
 


The "stumason" would like to draw the Major's attention to the fact that the OP article appears to be accurate in it's reporting of the original press release, aside from changing "International forces" with "US-led Coalition forces".

Even though this term was not used in the original article, it is still accurate in describing the international forces in Afghanistan. Not quite sure where you seem to get the impression the article is levelling against the US alone, as it quite clearly say's different.

So perhaps the Major, whilst also figuring out how to post in the first person (talking in the third person is a sign of megolomania), could refrain from being a good lil'patriot for 5 minutes and actually acknowledge that the article is, in fact, quite accurate in it's reporting.

The facts, as they stand, are that a US warplane, supporting Afhan-International forces, dropped a bomb and killed up to 90 civilians. No amount of wiggling on the Major's part will change that.

[edit on 26/8/08 by stumason]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 12:19 AM
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Sad but excellent article to post there, ergoli, Star'd & Flag'd.

When women & children are killed, it's worse than sad; it scars all of
humanity's collective soul.

Anyone who drops bombs "pre-emptively" is in denial of their own
psychosis, and the horrific nature of the consequences of their actions.

It's no wonder that our country, (USA) is hated more & more each day;
Because of this type of military aggression!

What can really be done, to stop this kind of criminal behavior, when our
highest leaders are unapproachable?

How do we get them locked up, for psychological evaluation, followed by
war crimes charges?



posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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As the Major has already pointed out, the article has been manipulated and you, the "stumason": have admitted as much. Convenient altering of material or content is the hallmark of propaganda and is used to support an agenda. The source used has consistently maintained an anti-US stance and the intentional change of terminology was to denigrate the fine job that the Major's uniformed men and women are doing in Afghanistan. The "stumason" may be on board with the American bashing bandwagon and may find this type of reporting the "stumason's" cup of tea. The "stumason" may want to consider what language the "stumason" would be speaking right now if America had not interceded upon "Glorious England's" behalf? Saving the "stumason's" country of origin's bacon may be a historical interlude the "stumason" may wish to ponder.

The Major would also like to know exactly how much angst the "stumason" experiences when reflecting upon the carpet bombing of Germany during World war II? The Major dares to say that just a few more civilians, women and children included fell victim to that gentlemanly campaign.

Dismissed.



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