You and what army? Surely President Karzai understands the rules of the game by now. Anything we do while "saving" his country from the scourge of terrorism is a mere "oops" and he really should be too polite to mention these things. Via Raw
You and what army? Surely President Karzai understands the rules of the game by now. Anything we do while "saving" his country from the scourge of terrorism is a mere "oops" and he really should be too polite to mention these things. Via Raw Story:
KABUL (AFP) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on the US military on Sunday to avoid operations that kill civilians, saying it was his "last warning" to Washington after 14 people allegedly died in an air strike.
Reacting to the alleged deaths of 10 children, two women and two men in an air strike on Saturday in the southern province of Helmand, Karzai said such incidents were "murdering of Afghanistan's children and women."
"The president called this incident a great mistake and the murdering of Afghanistan's children and women, and on behalf of the Afghan people gives his last warning to the US troops and US officials in this regard," his office said, adding that he "strongly condemned" the killings.
Citing initial "reports and heartrending pictures published on media" Karzai's office said 10 children, two women and two men were killed in the raid.
Adopting an unusually angry tone, Karzai said the US-led operations were "arbitrary" and unnecessary".
"The president said that US and NATO troops have been repeatedly told that their arbitrary and unnecessary operations cause the deaths of innocent Afghans and such operations violate human and moral values but it appears that (we) are not listened to," the statement said..
Yup, we're beating them back:
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