Deadly attack undermines politicians’ attempts to convince public opinion that war in Afghanistan is worth fighting
By Kim Sengupta in Kabul and David Usborne
Western forces were engulfed in bitter controversy yesterday after Nato air strikes on two oil tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan led to carnage with a fireball killing 95 people, dozens of them civilians.
The civilian toll: Innocent victims
The US is accused of killing around 100 civilians in a reported attack on the village of Qalaye Niazi.
According to claims by Afghan officials, an erring Nato air strike in Kandahar province kills at least 60 civilians.
Air strikes in Helmand province kill up to 80 people, according to claims by locals.
A wedding party in Shah Wali Kot in Kandahar province is reportedly bombed by a US plane, with around 40 civilians, including 23 children, killed, according to witnesses from the village of Wech Baghtu.
Villages in western Farah province are bombed by US planes, in an attack which, an investigation conducted by the Afghan government concludes, killed 140. The US military claims the figure is lower.
Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg………………
WHAT HAS AFGHANISTAN DONE TO US THAT DESERVES THIS?!?! CERTAINLY NOT 911!!
WE ARE FIGHTING IN THESE PEOPLES COUNTRIES AND THEY DO NOT WANT US THERE, CAN YOU NOT TAKE A HINT?!?!!?
TO THE SOLDIERS ,YOU ARE NOT MAKING YOUR “LOVED ONES” SAFER BY YOUR ACTIONS , YOU ARE CREATING MORE TERRORISTS AND GIVING THESE PEOPLE A GOOD REASON TO HATE US!! YOU ARE NOT HEROES YOU ARE THUG TERRORISTS IN UNIFORMS!!!
PLEASE STOP AND COME HOME!!
ONE MANS TERRORIST IS ANOTHER MANS FREEDOM FIGHTER!!
While these people fight IN THIER COUNTRY ,WE ARE WRONG!!
UNLESS we know they where a threat to your loved ones…………………..
The secret Downing Street memo
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WHERE NO THREAT TO “THE WEST” AND BUSH AND BLAIR KNEW IT!!!!
US AND UK SOLDIERS YOU FIGHT TO MAKE YOUR LOVED ONE LESS SAFE BY YOUR ACTIONS ,or do you think in the same BUT REVERSE situation you would just let the slaughter of YOUR LOVED ONES GO UNPUNISHED??
THATS WHY WE DO NOT COME OUT AND WELCOME YOU HOME ,YOU ARE NOT HEROES YOU ARE A STEP AWAY FROM TERRORISTS!!!! a very short step IMO!