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3 More Afghan Kids Killed in Nato Air Strike

Posted by terres on August 6, 2009

Mr President, how would you feel if they were your kids?

It’s totally unacceptable, a decade into the 21st century, for the military powers of the world to occupy defenseless countries, and massacre their populations at whim.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Danish prime minister, who has been appointed the new Secretary-General of the illegal NATO,  visiting Kabul, declared that since the new orders were issued there has been “a drastic decline in the number of civilian casualties,” although he provided no figures. AP reported.

“It is our clear intention to do everything possible to reduce the number of civilian casualties to an absolute minimum,” Fogh Rasmussen said at a joint news conference with Hamid Karzai.

His speech came just hours after “outraged Afghan villagers said a pre-dawn airstrike had killed three children and a man in a southern village.”

An Associated Press reporter and photographer saw residents of Kowuk bring the bodies of three boys and a man to the guesthouse of the Kandahar governor from their village, which is 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of the provincial capital, Kandahar city. The angry villagers shouted “Death to America! Death to infidels!” as they displayed the corpses in the back of a pickup truck.

ADDITION Afghanistan
Afghan villagers look at the bodies of two children after they were allegedly killed in an airstrike by foreign troops in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. Outraged southern Afghan villagers said Wednesday that a pre-dawn airstrike by foreign troops killed three children and a man in the latest case of civilian deaths at the hands of Western troops. The U.S. military said it had killed four insurgents on motorcycles in that area and could not confirm any civilian fatalities. The incident happened in the village of Kowuk, some 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Kandahar city, said Abdur Rahim, a villager who said he lost three of his children in the bombing. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan). Image may be subject to copyright.

The U.S. military admitted killing four “insurgents on motorcycles” in that area, but refused to  confirm any civilian fatalities.

Abdur Rahim, the father of the boys and uncle of the slain man, told the AP that he heard a pair of helicopters circling over his compound at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday before they fired two missiles that hit his home. His brother and another son were wounded, he said.

“What was the fault of my innocent children? They were not Taliban,” Rahim said. “Did they come here to build our country or kill our innocent children?”

So, what about it, Mr President? Isn’t it time you withdrew American troops from Afghanistan, and put an end to the shameful butchery of the Afghan people?

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