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2021-09-11 Afghanistan
US drone strike that Pentagon said killed Kabul suicide bomber actually 'killed aid worker and seven children who ran to greet him when he arrived home in car that video shows he filled with water jugs, not explosives'
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [351 views ]  Top

#1 That would explain why the Pentagon was so reluctant to identify the guy they waxed.
Posted by SteveS 2021-09-11 00:07||   2021-09-11 00:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Damaging government news release held until Friday night document drop.
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2021-09-11 00:15||   2021-09-11 00:15|| Front Page Top

#3 This was pretty clear almost from the start. So now we're ruled by war criminals? Asking for a friend.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2021-09-11 00:16||   2021-09-11 00:16|| Front Page Top

#4 What are the odds that this target was selected based on false information given to the Biden admin by the Taliban?

IIRC at the time the Taliban were officially security partners, helping to protect the evacuation from jinn ifrit lamia ISIS-K attacks.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2021-09-11 00:52||   2021-09-11 00:52|| Front Page Top

#5 A desperate 'get tough' measure initiated by the White House to divert attention from events in Kabul and bolster sagging POTUS poll ratings.

Targeting done by the Taliban? Uncertain, but we surely know who gave the final approval for the strike.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-11 01:02||   2021-09-11 01:02|| Front Page Top

#6 #4 We have a winner
Posted by Rex Mundi 2021-09-11 02:37||   2021-09-11 02:37|| Front Page Top

#7 Hey Joe
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-11 08:22||   2021-09-11 08:22|| Front Page Top

#8 #4, you just learned how using sources you can't vet for targeting information. F6* just bit you in the ass as info warfare skill by the ISI rears its ugly head JoJo.
(* The system employed by the United States Armed Forces rates the reliability of the source as well as the information. The source reliability is rated between A (history of complete reliability) to E (history of invalid information), with F for source without sufficient history to establish reliability level. The information content is rated between 1 (confirmed) to 5 (improbable), with 6 for information whose reliability can not be evaluated.[6]

For example, a confirmed information from a reliable source has rating A1, an unknown-validity information from a new source without reputation is rated F6, an inconsistent illogical information from a known liar is E5, a confirmed information from a moderately doubtful source is C1. )
Posted by NoMoreBS 2021-09-11 12:04||   2021-09-11 12:04|| Front Page Top

#9 "Blow up the usual suspects..."
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-11 12:38||   2021-09-11 12:38|| Front Page Top

#10 So the news items about secondary explosions were lies also?
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-09-11 13:18||   2021-09-11 13:18|| Front Page Top

#11 There was a time when targeting required multiple source (Multi-Source) confirmation in order to be actioned. Imagery, Signals, HUMINT, and so forth. I guess if you really need to grab media headlines, Achmed's reporting is goof enuf.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-11 13:30||   2021-09-11 13:30|| Front Page Top

#12 General: "Quick! We need something that will make Biden look strong and Presidential, and we need it in time for the evening news."

Drone Operator Smith: " Ahh...well, here's this car with some containers in the back. I could zap them."

General: "Whatever. Take the shot."
Posted by Matt 2021-09-11 15:11||   2021-09-11 15:11|| Front Page Top

#13 Re #12: If anybody gets punished for this screw up, it will be drone operator Smith.
Not the General. Not the lawyer who approved it. Not Austin. Not Biden.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2021-09-11 15:54||   2021-09-11 15:54|| Front Page Top

#14 From the other side...
A US Aid(NGO?) worker with open access to both sides, channeling information to both sides?
A Switchblade is a pretty useful tool when you need to verify your intended target.
An expensive snuff but maybe worth it to keep the cover.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-11 16:07||   2021-09-11 16:07|| Front Page Top

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