Yes, more on this story, although little in the media since the 25th of November
After two months of in-depth investigations following the US airstrikes that destroyed the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on 3 October, MSF today announces with great sadness that the death toll has been confirmed to be at least 42 people.
The revised figures include the 14 MSF staff members confirmed to have been killed, as well as 24 patients and four caretakers (relatives that provided additional nursing care for the patients in the hospital). Previously MSF had reported an approximate death toll of at least 30 people, but the organisation confirms today the death toll has risen to 42, after methodical review of MSF records and family claims, as well as patient, staff and family testimonies.
Now reduced to just another one of the United States Of America’s long list of oopsies.
When even a globally recognized and respected organization’s demands for an independent inquiry get brushed off, what hope is there for anyone else?
The US military said the would be reviewing the failures that lead to murder, that some might have their legs slapped, yada, yada.
It however sets a precedent, as long as you say sorry, anything goes, especially if you are exceptional n’all.
Now it’s all about beating ISIS even though Afghanistan is still a real mess.
So in Syria it’s a free for all bombing of whomever someone calls a terrorist.
A UN resolution to do whatever, then at some point someone might think of “what after” but peace talks will begin, but:
Actions against groups considered terrorist organisations would not be affected, allowing Russian, French and US air strikes against Islamic State to continue.
Is everyones list the same? Why are Turkey and the UK not mentioned? The Kurds have gone from liberators to terrorist pretty quickly now Turkey our NATO ally has expanded their area of operations. Just so long as the UN favored ones refrain from killing each other all is good?
Flitting from one country with more “shock and awe” to another, yet resolving nothing, it is no wonder the Middle East is fed up of us, except the ones we prop up [for now]. Even if there is friendly fire, well oh oopsey, our bad.
Funny how our fear and loathing local politics end up setting the world on fire, no?
Our security counts, bugger theirs.