US warplanes kill Afghan civilians

This video from Afghanistan says about itself:

Nangarhar, Sershahi protest

A protest of Sershahi people on 19 August 08. The police started firing on the civilians and caused many casualties.

US warplanes have bombarded villages in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, killing up to 30 civilians: here.

Nato has admitted that it killed Afghan civilians when battling the Taliban in the east of the country: here.

When David Beckham met 18-year-old soldier Private Ryan Hewitt in Afghanistan, what happened next? Here.

U.S. Military BANNED From Viewing WikiLeaks: here.

The German media and political parties are seeking to downplay the significance of the documents published by WikiLeaks, while simultaneously attacking the website for publishing them: here.

The families of 91 Afghans who were killed and 11 who were wounded by a German air strike in northern Afghanistan last year will each receive $5,000 (£3,000) in compensation, Berlin announced on Thursday: here.

Janine R. Wedel and Linda Keenan: Shadow Elite: Selling Out Uncle Sam – War in the Contracting Age: here.

Same old story — the British Army in Afghanistan and Ireland: here.

U.S. Expands Its Footprint At Bagram Air Force Base: here.

1 thought on “US warplanes kill Afghan civilians

  1. Dear Friend,

    For weeks, U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan have denied they killed several dozen civilians in Sangin District of Helmand Province on July 23. But our new video exposes the truth about one of the worst civilian casualty incidents of the war. Watch our exclusive interviews with survivors and demand that your elected officials act to prevent future catastrophes like this.

    First, NATO denied knowing anything about the incident.

    Then, they said only six people were killed and that most of them were insurgents.

    They can’t deny it anymore.

    Working with a brave team in Afghanistan headed by Anita, Brave New Foundation’s Rethink Afghanistan project sent an intrepid local blogger into Sangin District of Helmand Province–one of the most dangerous areas of the country. He brought back extraordinary first-person accounts from survivors of the Sangin catastrophe. Thanks to his work, there’s no doubt anymore: as many as 52 people were killed by a rocket fired by NATO forces.

    Survivors tell of a scene of absolute carnage and despair, and when the smoke cleared, according to one local, “They [NATO] did nothing and afterwards they said nothing, just like nothing ever happened.”

    But something did happen, and we have to act.

    Watch our new video and send it to your elected officials. Tell them you’ll remember how they reacted to Sangin when you enter the voting booth this November.


    Derrick Crowe, Robert Greenwald and
    the Brave New Foundation team


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