They're not even denying this one. "US-led coalition jets" brought the gift of modern aerial bombs to a compound in Afghanistan today killing "some" insurgents and 7-children.
For all our side says, and they say it so very often, that they're trying to really stop this sort of thing, their actions put the lie to their claims.
They like to use words like "compound" instead of "a cluster of houses." Compound doesn't sound like a place where kids would be sleeping when you drop a few 2,000 pounders on them.
The day that the US and NATO want to stop killing civilians is the day they use soldiers, not air strikes, against residential targets. Until that day comes, all those soothing assurances are plain old barnyard bullshit.
"The day that the US and NATO want to stop killing civilians is the day they use soldiers, not air strikes, against residential targets."
Which is exactly what the terrorists want them to do... which is why they won't do it.
It's disgusting to see them using children as human sheilds... they're such barbaric animals.
Anon, you really need to learn the fundamentals of guerrilla warfare. Killing kids is exactly what the terrorists want. They're not fighting a military war but a political war and the deaths of innocent kids hands them a huge win. Yeah, sure they're dirtbags but ordinary Afghans, including these dead kids' relatives, put the blame squarely on the guys who brought the bombs to the party - us. We can't hope to make a lasting difference in Afghanistan if we don't understand the other guy's game.
Read the piece below "A British Soldier on NATO Firepower." That should help clear up your misunderstanding.
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