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US reprimands six over deadly air strike in Afghanistan

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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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US reprimands six over deadly air strike in Afghanistan


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The US military has reprimanded six operators of an unmanned drone, which mistakenly attacked a civilian convoy in Afghanistan killing at least 23.

Warnings that the convoy was not an attacking force were ignored or played down, while the ground-force commander was not sure who was in the vehicles, an investigation found.
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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Is it really that surprising that the coalition are loosing the battle for hearts and minds in Afghanistan when these incidents keep happening and nobody is seen to be held accountable for their actions .
Surely to carry out an operation after receiving information that the target convoy was not an attacking force deserves more than just a mere reprimanded .
Innocent civilians , women and children deserve justice regardless of the colour of their skin or their ethnicity .
July 2008: Raid in Nangarhar mistakenly kills about 50 civilians
Aug 2008: Up to 90 people, including 60 children,killed in Herat
Nov 2008: Raid on a Kandahar village nearly 40 civilians dead
May 2009: US says 26 civilians died in Farah province ,Afghan officials say 140 died
Sep 2009: Up to 142 civilians die in Kunduz province when hijacked fuel tankers are bombed .
How can we live with ourselves knowing this is happening and nobody is being held accountable ?
When do mistakes become a blatant disregard for Human life ?

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