Saturday, 10 October 2015

Sorry Is The Hardest Word For US Military

Of course it would be preferable if the USA didn't blow up hospitals and then deny it but the very least they can do, and i mean the very least, is pay compensation to the victims.
The US Department of Defence have confirmed that they will be compensating the families of the 22 victims killed in the deadly American airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last week.
The US President Barack Obama apologised for the bombing, saying that the MSF hospital had been 'mistakenly struck' but prior to that, Washington’s story had gone from 'Hospital? What Hospital?', through 'Taliban were hiding in there' to 'It was the Afghan Governments fault for calling in the US Airforce' until they held up their hands and said 'Sorry, we made an almighty balls-up on our part'.
The Doctors Without Borders International President, Joanne Liu, is quite rightly pushing for further action, claiming: 'it is unacceptable that the bombing of a hospital and the killing of staff and patients can be brushed aside as a mistake' and argues that the incident, in which the American Lockheed AC-130 gunship repeatedly bombed the hospital for more than an hour, could not have been accidental, as the hospital’s coordinates had been regularly shared with the military to prevent just this sort of tragedy from happening and is pushing for the US action to be classified as a war crime.

2 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

The guns are at fault. Guns kill not people

Falling on a bruise said...

Gung-ho pilots in aircraft don't do bad either.