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Monday, September 14, 2009

The Horrible, Horrifying Human Cost of the Bogus War on Terror

This is one of the most gruesome things I have ever read, and that is saying a lot:
"I took some flesh home and called it my son."

The NATO airstrike that killed more than 70 civilians near Kunduz earlier this month was a deadly confluence of two primary elements that characterize the living hell of Afghanistan: relentless violence and crushing poverty.

The villagers were slaughtered while trying to siphon gasoline from two fuel tankers that the Taliban had hijacked from the occupation forces. The trucks were stranded in the ford of a shallow river. Unable to get the trucks out, the insurgents invited local villagers to come gather the fuel for themselves. The prospect of salvaging a can or two of free fuel to help them get through the coming winter drove many of the villagers out into the dead of night. At about 1 a.m, an airstrike ordered by a German commander struck the fuel tankers and the surrounding area.

The result was a firestorm that ripped the villagers to pieces and roasted their bodies beyond all recognition. But that was not the end of it, nor, perhaps, the worst of it. For then the survivors of the slain had to come to the smoking field and try to find their loved ones amidst the gruesome, ungodly residue.
There is more, if you can stomach it.

And oh yeah, Iraq is STILL fucked up.


Blogger nickname said...

A portion of war profiteering is recycled to the coffers of the war makers in Congress in the form of campaign contributions.

Is it any wonder that the world must endure perpetual war? There are only two realistic ways to end it:

1. Support (financially and otherwise) candidates for public office who commit to ending wars of aggression (opportunistic military operations).

2. Pressure politicians at the local, state, and federal levels to
support public financing of political campaigns.

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