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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Deeper Into the Abyss of Afghanistan

The New York Times reports today that (1) the United Nations has put the total number of Afghan casualties in 2008 at 2,000, and (2) that the governor of Farah Province has stated that the American bombing and strafing raid there this past Monday from 5 p.m. till midnight may have killed more than the 100 civilians originally reported.

A U.S. military spokesman said the deaths "may" have been the work of the Taliban.

Obama has dispatched an additional 20,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

What is it with the U.S. government's enchantment with blood baths on foreign soil?

1 comment:

Joe Schmo said...

Rick, once again, thanks for reporting the facts along with your astute analysis. Many of us have become numb to these atrocities. You got heart--THE VOICE OF ONE CALLING OUT IN THE WILDERNESS.

What really gets me is military spokesman's self indictment that the deaths "may have been the work of the Taliban". What this essentially means is, "HEY, AN ATROCITY LIKE THIS COULD ONLY BE THE WORK OF EITHER THE TALIBAN OR THE US MILITARY--ONE OR THE OTHER.
AND WE DON'T THINK THIS ONE IS OURS". Wow. Has it come to this?