War, Or Unjustified Homicide?

“Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: ‘we call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian opposition and civilians.’ Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies – including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UK – warning Russia that civilian casualties ‘will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.’

“Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least 9 of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. ‘Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,’ reported The New York Times.”
-Erika at TomDispatch

This post inspired by: One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

See also: Afghan hospital attack in Kunduz possibly criminal – UN for aftermath footage and report from the BBC.

Maybe the incompetent US forces and their allies should just get the fuck out of the way and let the Russians make a proper job of finishing the war.  They at least have a decent excuse for being there.


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