The deaths of these innocents are a tragedy, but this is, or was, the ongoing cost of the war in Afghanistan. There were thousands of civilian casualties every single year in the conflict, of people who were either misidentified by NATO forces' 'intelligence' as Taliban or terrorists, or who were killed as 'collateral damage'. Many liberal leaders who would balk at sentencing people to death for murder after a jury trial were quite readily accepting of killing and maiming innocents by accident or as an acceptable cost of their enthusiasm for killing terrorists in attacks from the air over another country.View attachment 15015
PIERS MORGAN: Where is 'righteous' President Biden's empathy towards the innocent Afghan family he slaughtered with a botched drone strike - and why is the tame liberal mainstream media turning such a blind eye to an atrocity that shames America?
Three weeks ago, a US drone strike was ordered on a white Toyota Carolla car in Kabul, Afghanistan, being driven by a suspected terrorist.
The single Hellfire missile was launched from an M-Q Reaper drone which had surveilled its target for eight hours, flying at a maximum altitude of 50,000 feet.
Hellfire missiles travel at speeds of up to Mach 1.3 or 997 miles per hour, so there would have been around half a minute between the missile being launched and detonating.
The drone did its job and killed the suspected terrorist, whom American intelligence had identified as working for ISIS-K – Islamic State Khorasan Province, the most extreme and violent jihadist militant group in Afghanistan.
It also killed nine other people including seven children.
Despite immediate reports of innocent civilian casualties, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Chinese-friendly chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a Pentagon news conference several days later in which he described the attack as a 'righteous strike.'
Righteous, according to the dictionary, means 'morally right or justifiable', 'free from guilt or sin' and 'very good, excellent.'
And General Milley certainly sounded very righteous as he defended the decision to 'neutralize' the suspected ISIS-K bomb maker who was supposedly preparing an imminent attack on Kabul airport.
But there was just one problem. A rather massive problem, in fact. The terror suspect, Zamarai Ahmadi, wasn't a terrorist.
He was an aid worker - a $500-a-month employee of the California-based charity Nutrition and Education International.
None of the other victims were terrorists or connected to any terror group either.
They were though all from Ahmadi's family including his three sons, Zamir, 20, Faisal, 16, and Farzad, 11, three children of one of his brothers, Arwin, 7, Benyamin, 6 and Hayat, 2, Malika, the 3-year-old daughter of another brother, his nephew, Nasser, 30, and Somaya, a cousin's infant daughter.
Virtually a whole family was therefore destroyed in a terrifying onslaught of hellfire and shrapnel that devastated their compound and the surrounding area.
There was nothing 'righteous' about this horrifying incident. It was the pre-meditated slaughter of what turned out to be ten completely innocent people.
The Pentagon's now admitted it was all a terrible mistake and apologized.
But that's not good enough.
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killing terrorists in attacks from the air over another country.
Hmm. Wasn't he the guy who predicted Afghanistan wouldn't fall?
Milley says it's unlikely China will try to move on Taiwan in next two years
I can't help but notice how the character in your avatar picture resembles Joe Biden.
He even looks like he has fallen asleep.