It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
A U.S. airstrike has reportedly left 70 people dead in southeastern Afghanistan as the war-ravaged country votes to elect a new parliament.
A spokesman for provincial administration said that 71 Taliban militants were killed as troops raided their hideout in Paktia province east of Afghanistan on the election day on Saturday.
Originally posted by Myendica
I sort of want to start ignoring any and all news, and just turn my back to everything, and just live my life. So sad.
Originally posted by SimplyGord
Just keeping the chain of vengeance alive.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
To me (my personal opinion), the US is failing so miserably over in Afghanistan that they will call anyone a Taliban.
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by oozyism
Meantime, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in talks with media via telephone from unknown location confirmed the incident and said only four militants were killed in the air raids.
So they were Taliban.
"There have been many, many thousands of Afghan civilians, men, women and children deliberately targeted, deliberately killed to intimidate the population," Stephen Lendman told Press TV on Thursday.
"Things go back, I believe, to World War II, to intimidate the opposition. We did it ruthlessly in Vietnam, and the most well-known Operation Phoenix, with the estimated number of civilians that we killed, numbered maybe 80,000. The number could have been doubled," he added.
He said the United States military presences in Iraq and Afghanistan is tantamount to war crime.
Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
During all this buy out crap, all the massacre created real resistance fighters, which is why Afghanistan is rife with them now. They didn't just regroup from Iraq or Pakistan from evil little caves like the media claims, they are just victims of 10 years of war. Same thing happened with the Soviets; the Russians pushed hard enough for ten years, the resistance got larger and more advanced, Russians became much more brutal and lost thousands of men, then counted their losses and left. But America doesn't plan on leaving.
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
reply to post by oozyism
So according to him Obama is commiting war crimes? Let's try him, right now, let's end this evil. Sound familiar? While I don't think we should be there, war happens and people die...........no matter who is in the WH.