March 3, 2011

The "good war"

On DailyKOS today:
Nine boys collecting firewood to heat their homes in the eastern Afghanistan mountains were killed by NATO helicopter gunners who mistook them for insurgents, according to a statement on Wednesday by NATO, which apologized for the mistake.

The boys, who were 9 to 15 years old, were attacked on Tuesday in what amounted to one of the war’s worst cases of mistaken killings by foreign-led forces. The victims included two sets of brothers. A 10th boy survived.
There is no good war, people. The United States is a terrorist organization and nothing will get better for anyone until that changes. (And just think what the US would do if another country killed our children like this. You know what we'd do.)

1 comment:

Artichoke Annie said...

And if you had blinked at the wrong moment you would have missed this news story altogether. Sad, really sad. Thanks for putting up that blog.