U.S. Military Kills Children in Cowardly Attack
Beneath The Cincinnati Enquirer‘s typical layer of headline garbage — cable companies offering television on cell phones and their latest piece supporting the fools at the so-called “Citizens for Community Values” — was this gem from the AP: “NATO Air Strike Hits Afghan House.”
U.S. troops chased two men with automatic weapons into civilian homes and bombed the homes to the ground, killing nine people — four of whom were children ages 6 months to 5 years — who happened to be in the way.
The explanation was this: “These men knowingly endangered civilians by retreating into a populated area while conducting attacks against coalition forces,” said Lt. Col. David Accetta, a U.S. military spokesman. “We observed the men entering a compound and that compound was targeted and hit by an air strike.”
And you, you SOB, your soldiers endangered civilians by dropping 2,000-pound bombs on their homes! I mean, are they kidding? Was Accetta drunk when he said this?
The actions of our troops were cowardly and morally repugnant. If there was a reason to use lethal force on the men being chased, there was reason for the soldiers to risk their own necks — instead of the necks of the families inside — and follow them into these homes with guns drawn. Dropping these bombs was knowingly killing innocents and an immoral move that should be prosecuted.
— Stephen Carter-Novotni