(NaturalNews) To the surprise of no one who realizes the truth about war, the United States has bombed a civilian hospital in Afghanistan that was staffed by Doctors Without Borders.
The Pentagon was trying to bomb 10 - 15 "terrorists" but ended up also killing 12 medics and 9 patients, including several children who are now dead. Beyond the dead, 37 people were seriously wounded, according to press reports.
According to Sky News, "The US military later admitted it carried out airstrikes 'in the vicinity' of the hospital, and was targeting Taliban fighters firing at American soldiers."
It said they "may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility" but details were still not clear... The first bomb landed at 2.10am - and nine minutes later, MSF staff rang NATO's offices in Kabul and military officials in Washington. Despite this, the bombing continued until 3.13am.
The phrase "may have resulted in collateral damage" is Pentagon doublespeak for "We bombed the crap out of that hospital!"
According to RT.com:
An air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people is "utterly tragic, inexcusable, and possibly even criminal," said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, calling for a transparent investigation.
According to Sky News, "The Afghan Interior Ministry said 105 patients, 80 staff and about a dozen Taliban militants were in the hospital when it was struck." A spokesman told Sky News, "All of the terrorists were killed, but we also lost doctors."
That makes me wonder if the Pentagon will consider this bombing a "success" because it eliminated a dozen "terrorists" that it claims were hiding in the hospital.
US bombs civilian targets, then gets paid to rebuild themIt's perfectly clear from the reports that the United States deliberately targeted the hospital and accurately destroyed its intended target. It's also clear that the U.S. military has a long and deeply disturbing history of destroying the wrong targets and sometimes bombing civilian buildings or infrastructure (so that U.S. corporations can win the lucrative contracts to rebuild that infrastructure using World Bank loan money).
War is a racket, and the first casualty of war is the truth. Today, Doctors Without Borders needs 12 new doctors, and Afghanistan needs a new hospital. Once the war is over, guess who will get the contracts to rebuild the bombed-out infrastructure? Halliburton, of course!