US Killed 90 Civilians in Afghanistan

August 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm | Posted in American politics | 2 Comments

This is why we are losing in Afghanistan. You CAN’T kill civilians in a successful counterinsurgency. Protecting civilians’ lives is of the utmost importance in a successful counterinsurgency. We are failing, badly. Furthermore, the constant reliance on air power is counterproductive. Sure, fewer of our own die when you kill “enemies” from a distance, but you also kill those who you need alive, the civilians. This is bad.

This particular incident will have very bad consequences like no other incident previous (the various wedding parties where we dropped bombs killing celebrants).

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  1. I wouldn’t be so fast to think that this incident will change anything more so than the rest of our masscres in Afghanistan.
    We killed 60 little kids in their sleep in this particular one and it is hardly a blip on the radar of the US collective conscience. We are so hardened to this sort of thing that it raises no hue and cry in the USA.
    Russia is circulating a statement at the UN deploring this and other atrocities by the US in Afghanistan though. Don’t know that it will have much consequence though. We are the biggest murder machine in the world and noone messes with the United States of Murder.

  2. We killed 60 little kids in their sleep in this particular one and it is hardly a blip on the radar of the US collective conscience.

    I wonder if Rush Limbaugh did any reporting on this on his show. Somehow, I tend to doubt it. If Rush didn’t report it, it didn’t happen, y’know. And besides, you can’t make an omelette without crackin’ a few eggs. I’m sure Madeleine Albright would say it’s worth it. They’re just itty bitty Afghanis, after all.

    “The United States of Murder”. Has a nice “ring” to it… if you’re a neocon, I guess. đŸ™‚


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