(Rod Norland) The American military claimed responsibility and expressed regret for an airstrike that mistakenly killed six members of a family in southwestern Afghanistan, Afghan and American military officials confirmed Monday.
The attack, which took place Friday night, was first revealed by the governor of Helmand Province, Muhammad Gulab Mangal, on Monday. His spokesman, Dawoud Ahmadi, said that after an investigation they had determined that a family home in the Sangin district had been attacked by mistake in the American airstrike, which was called in to respond to a Taliban attack.
Mr. Mangal summoned the American regional commander, Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus of the Marines, to complain, and General Gurganus apologized, Mr. Ahmadi said.
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Liberty Evolution,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“Bombs children: War Criminal. Bombs children: Nobe Peace Prize.”
My Commentary: The technical term for this sort of inconsistency is “HYPOCRISY.” Bush and Obama are two murderous war pigs. The blood of dead children is on their hands, just as it is on the hands anyone who voted for these two jackals.
I originally posted the following artwork and statement onto my Facebook wall…
“Look out, Pakistan! Here come our robotic murder drones! (Hope you aren’t having a party…) A message from the Ministry of Homeland Security” (Artwork by Micah Ian Wright, and originally locatedhere, upon the Facebook page, “Propaganda Remix Project“)
“If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will.” – Candidate Obama, August 2007
Obama’s right! Women and children ARE high-value targets… IF YOU’RE A TERRORIST!!!