Obviously a suspicious site
US and Afghan troops drove a military vehicle through a locked gate at a Doctors Without Borders hospital, 12 days after the facility was hit in a deadly airstrike…
US and Afghan forces went to the hospital in Kunduz on 15 October as part of ongoing investigations into the 3 October strike that killed at least 24 people, some of whom burned to death in their beds.
A Pentagon spokesman, Captain Jeff Davis, said the troops were going to inspect damage and to determine if the structure could be rebuilt…
“They had broken through that gate in the interests of safety and in the belief that MSF personnel were not on site,” Davis said.
“Unbeknownst to our team there, there were MSF personnel and they were understandably not happy that we had broken that.”
Davis said…that coalition forces would fix the gate this week.
You have to wonder if incompetent American coppers like those in Ferguson, Missouri, learn their craft from their peers in the US military — or vice versa.
An MSF spokeswoman confirmed the event to AFP last week, saying it occurred “despite an agreement made between MSF and the joint investigation team that MSF would be given notice before each step of the procedure”.
“Their unannounced and forced entry damaged property, destroyed potential evidence and caused stress and fear for the MSF team,” she said.
Anyone think Congressional Republicans will call for an investigation into a death-filled incident like this one? We only killed mostly volunteer medical staff and Afghans.