US air strike wiped out Afghan wedding party
A US air strike killed 47 civilians, including 39 women and children, as they were travelling to a wedding in Afghanistan, an official inquiry found today. The bride was among the dead…
Fighter aircraft attacked a group of militants near the village of Kacu in the eastern Nuristan province, but one missile went off course and hit the wedding party, said the provincial police chief spokesman, Ghafor Khan.
The US is facing similar charges over strikes two days earlier in another border area of Afghanistan.
The nine-member inquiry team appointed by the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, to look into the wedding party incident found only civilians had been killed in the attack.
There’s no shock and amazement here. Well, maybe, shock.
Americans live in a land, under a government, that accepts no responsibility. No one ever did anything on purpose. No one ever makes a mistake. No one ever voted foolishly. No one could ever be a coward or bigot or fool.
When, of course, we have our fair share of all of the above. But, the culture of complicity and corruption is so thoroughly a part of our everyday life and economy, we have become an nation of accepting, compliant sheep. Most of us.