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Another US-NATO Massacre Bloodies Afghanistan

Posted by terres on September 4, 2009

Another Dark Day for War Criminal Obama

Another NATO air strike kills 90 people, mostly civilians

Another NATO air strike blew up two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in the northern province of Kunduz,  Afghanistan, killing 90 people, mostly civilians.

A spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) under NATO told AFP: “It was an ISAF airstrike.”

NATO dead-donkey AFP -DT
A dead donkey, plastic oil cans and debris lie scattered around the burnt-out oil tankers. Picture: AFP/GETTY. Image may be subject to copyright.

The governor of Kunduz told reporters that at least two tankers carrying jet fuel had been hijacked.

According to Witnesses, scores of villagers scavenging for fuel were killed in the air strike.

The district police chief told AFP news agency that Taliban insurgents tried to drive away a fuel tanker that they had earlier  hijacked.

“The fuel tanker got stuck in the river. There were local civilians with them as well. They  were bombed,” the police chief said.

Dozens of seriously wounded people with extensive burns are crowding a hospital in Kunduz, AFP reported.

Spoils of War:  ‘Free Fuel’

Wounded people with extensive burns crowded a hospital in Kunduz, the capital of the northern province which lies on a main supply line for the more than 100,000 foreign troops based in Afghanistan, an AFP reporter said.

Around 200 to 250 villagers were believed to have gathered to take free fuel from the tankers which had been hijacked by the insurgents, said health ministry spokesman Farid Rahid in Kabul.

“Unfortunately a big number of civilians were killed and wounded. The provincial health director can confirm that 12 wounded and one dead person were admitted to the provincial hospital,” he told AFP.

A witness told AFP that the militants had been trying to transport the tankers across a river to villages in Angorbagh.

“They managed to take one of the tankers over the river. The second got stuck so they told villagers to come and take the diesel,” he said.

“Villagers rushed to the fuel tanker with any available container that they had, including water buckets and pots for cooking oil.

“There were 10 to 15 Taliban on top of the tanker. This was when they were bombed. Everyone around the fuel tanker died.”

“Nobody was in one piece. Hands, legs and body parts were scattered everywhere. Those who were away from the fuel tanker were badly burnt.”

Afghan Nato air strike AFP
An injured person is carried into the main hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. A NATO airstrike Friday destroyed a fuel tanker hijacked by Taliban insurgents, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, officials and witnesses said. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

“America’s entire war on terror is an exercise in imperialism. This may come as a shock to Americans, who don’t like to think of their country as an empire. But what else can you call America’s legions of soldiers, spooks and special forces straddling the globe?” —Michael Ignatieff, New York Times, July 28, 2002

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7 Responses to “Another US-NATO Massacre Bloodies Afghanistan”

  1. Joe Fattal said

    When NATO tells us that more than 80 people dead, about 50 or more Taliban, and 25 or more “Thieves” that’s when they are really in trouble. How can you tell the difference between a Taliban and a thief?. You can’t. How can you tell the difference between a Taliban and a non-Taliban?. You can’t unless someone is firing at you. No wonder they are losing the war in Afghanistan, as the Russian did. You can’t fight a war when you don’t know who you fighting. Right now we must consider every Afghan kill in this war is a civilian unless they can prove different. The US needs to get out of this war, it does increase its casualties, and Afghan civilians are mostly killed.

  2. John Williams said

    “Most” of the casualties were not civilian. Some were, but not most.

    And what does this have to do with Obama? Does he run NATO now?

  3. terres said

    John Williams said:
    “‘Most’ of the casualties were not civilian. Some were, but not most.”

    According to AFP, quoting local officials, no more than 10-15 of the victims were ‘Taliban insurgents.’

    “And what does this have to do with Obama? Does he run NATO now?”

    Would NATO be there in Afghanistan shooting civilians without the US leading the way? OK, you can hold the cabal responsible for the US-led NATO massacres; however, Obama is still Commander in Chief of the US forces, and as such ultimately responsible for the civilian massacres [war crimes, and crimes against humanity] carried out by NATO-US forces. And that makes him a War Criminal.

    Who are the main contributors to Isaf and what is its mandate?

    The launch of Isaf was Nato’s first and largest ground operation outside Europe. As of June 2009, Isaf had 61,130 personnel from 42 different countries including the US, European countries, Australia, Jordan and New Zealand.

    The largest contributing nations are the US and Britain. They provide around 28,850 and 8,300 troops respectively.

    The US also has troops under Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) – mostly in the east of Afghanistan on the border with Pakistan – that are not under Isaf’s command. In December 2008 they numbered 17,100. –BBC UK
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7228649.stm

  4. terres said

    Joe Fattal said:
    “When NATO tells us that more than 80 people dead, about 50 or more Taliban, and 25 or more …”

    The fact remains that NATO is now an illegal organization used by USrael as a private mercenary force.

  5. te2ataria said

    NZ ‘Comfort Soldiers’ Pose with Bomb in Afghanistan
    http://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/nz-comfort-soldiers-pose-with-bomb-in-afghanistan/

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