Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nine Afghan Boys Killed by Helicopter Gunships

Alissa Rubin writing in the New York Times gives graphic detail about the killing of nine Afghan boys by NATO helicopter gunships. It is a story about rockets and the use of overwhelming violence. It is a story about poverty and anger towards the United States and its NATO allies. It is a story about the impact of war.

Extensive drone surveillance and all of the other spying available to the U.S. military didn’t stop these bombers from killing nine children they believed to be enemies.

Earlier, the Washington Post reported that more than 200 Afghans were killed in a two week period of February - calling it the deadliest period for civilians since the war began.

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