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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:58 PM

Children Targeted by Bombs, U.S. Military Approves



"In October, I blogged about an incident in Afghanistan in which three small children were killed in a US airstrike.

In that one small incident, which drew little attention at the time and since, three children aged 12, 10 and 8 were blown to smithereens in a NATO bombing while they were out gathering dung for fuel.

Now, in a despicable article in Military Times, the US military says that children are legitimate targets in the war in Afghanistan because sometimes the Taliban and other insurgents use kids."*

Three children living in Afghanistan, aged 12, 10 and 8 were targeted and killed by a NATO bomb as they dug for dung to use as fuel. It wasn't an accident. According to the Military Times, "Some children aren't bystanders." Cenk Uygur discusses the despicable act of purposely killing children and what it means for foreign relations.

*Read more from Robert Dreyfuss/ The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/171582/us-military-approves-bombing-children#

Read the article from Military Times: http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/12/marine-taliban-kids-120312w


I suppose slaughtering innocent children isn't so bad if it's being done under the guise of--I mean name of--security and democracy!

I also suppose that those supporting their deaths couldn't be happier with themselves.

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drynberg Dec 2012 #1
NoMoreWarNow Dec 2012 #4
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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:29 PM

1. Cenk, you nailed it...yes, Joe, there are valid reasons they HATE US and the reasons

Just keep increasing every friggin' day. We need to get outta Afghanistan NOW. This is disgusting...

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Response to drynberg (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

4. Amen! But who is listening?

 

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:49 PM

2. oh my. nt

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

3. this is freaking sick

 

we HAVE to stop this madness-- out of Afghanistan, stop the drones

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:20 PM

5. Nobel Peace Prize?!?!?!?!?

 

Barack, give back the Nobel Peace Prize....Better yet, Nobel Committee, demand it back.
Why do they hate us...I hate us.
Joe, got any kids...WATCH THEIR BACKS MOTHERFUCKER.

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Response to evdebbs (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:22 AM

7. Indeed

 

welcome to DU!

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:20 AM

6. kick

 

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

8. President Obama has a couple of lovely children of his own

How can he let this happen? I think I know the answer. I'll keep my opinions to myself.

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