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2009-06-20 Afghanistan
Military: US airstrikes likely killed 26 civilians last month
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Posted by ed 2009-06-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [337 views ]  Top

#1 26 people who dropped their ak47 after death?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2009-06-20 06:17||   2009-06-20 06:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Using civilians as human sheilds is a Taliban war crime, nice even handed "journalism"
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2009-06-20 06:19||   2009-06-20 06:19|| Front Page Top

#3 At least they were not waterboarded.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-06-20 07:20||   2009-06-20 07:20|| Front Page Top

#4 That isn't what the report said.

The air strike was lawful and did follow all the rules. There are additional guidelines above and beyond the laws of war set out by CENTCOM to prevent civilian casualties, and those were not strictly adhered to.

But the summary was pretty clear.

The report was far more clear in what it didn't say;

The US followed the rules of war while the Taliban did not.

And that did not get reported in this article.

The actual report, if you care to read it, is here
Posted by badanov 2009-06-20 12:34|| http://www.freefirezone.org]">[http://www.freefirezone.org]  2009-06-20 12:34|| Front Page Top

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