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November 26, 2009
Germany's top soldier and a senior defence ministry official quit on Thursday over a controversial strike in northern Afghanistan in September in which NATO says as many as 142 people died.
The resignations, announced in parliament by Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, followed press reports that information about the September 4 strike ordered by a German commander was withheld.
Chief of staff General Wolfgang Schneiderhan "has released himself from his duties at his own request," zu Guttenberg said. "State secretary (Peter) Wiche
The commander, Colonel Georg Klein, called in the NATO airstrike against two tanker trucks carrying fuel that had been seized by Taliban insurgents near Kunduz, fearing they could be used to attack troops.
The strike is believed to have killed not only militants but also between 30 and 40 civilians, according to a report by the NATO military alliance.
The mass-circulation Bild daily cited a confidential army video and report that the paper said showed that Klein could not rule out the presence of civilians around the trucks when he ordered the strike.
If that is the case, NATO rules of engagement state that Klein should not have ordered the bombardment.
so you're a taliban/al qaeda sympathiser?
the domestic defenders
Had they not been there their gasoline would not have been stolen.
NATO is not an Afghanistan based orginization. Actually NATO stole the fuel from the American Taxpayer at highly inflated costs.
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
"Terrorists are at least human beings some of the excuses people make to excuse bloodlust and wanton murder sure don't seem remotely human to me."
Terrorists don't act human, they act like animals.
I do, however agree with you that muslium terrorists don't act remotely human.
I agree muslium terrorists blood lust and murdering is inhuman.
It is also seems inhuman to support the blood thirst, murderous muslin terrorists
[edit on 11/26/2009 by mrmonsoon]