…corporate msm, kunduz, and reality…Posted: 2015-10-05
…just when you think that stark reality would provoke responsibility…
In the face of all evidence to the contrary, WaPo insists on finding its own truth, under the guise of quoting some ‘authority, Hospital in airstrike was ‘a Taliban base,’ Afghan official says
But Doctors Without Borders strongly disputed suggestions that any Taliban fighters were inside its hospital at the time of the attack, which killed at least 22 people and left 37 others critically hurt.
Yes, some ‘Afghan official says’, thereby implying complicity of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) with the Taliban.
Jonny Dymond of the BBC had tried a similar misdirection: ‘the Taliban have been known to use…’, and then allows some official of the Interior Ministry to state, preposterously and unchallenged, that the Taliban (’10-15 terrorists’) had used the hospital and were killed. Then again the BBC has been falling into steady disrepute for such coverage. The ‘legacy’ media continue to disgrace themselves into impending irrelevance.
The Guardian, as well as the blogs, proves its worth and the increasing respect it continues to receive, Afghan hospital bombing: MSF labels US airstrike a war crime as it withdraws staff
No alien aircraft bombed the hospital, US aircraft did. Punto. And very many people, noncombatants, were killed. As the report mentions,
Médecins Sans Frontières has pulled its staff out of the crisis-hit Afghan city of Kunduz after a US airstrike on its hospital, labelled a war crime by the group.
MSF says 22 people were killed by the bombing, which Afghan officials now claim was in retaliation for fire from Taliban fighters hiding in the hospital. The president, Barack Obama, announced on Sunday he was launching a full investigation into the circumstances.
[MSF General Director, Christopher] Stokes reiterated that the main hospital building was “repeatedly and very precisely hit during each aerial raid, while the rest of the compound was left mostly untouched”.
“Under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed, MSF demands that a full and transparent investigation into the event be conducted by an independent international body,” Stokes said. “Relying only on an internal investigation by a party to the conflict would be wholly insufficient.”
‘War crime’? Fallujah? What’s another war crime among so many?
Initial dismissive claims by the US military of ‘collateral damage’ would, as evidenced in the common dreams blog post, confirm scant regard for human life (of other countries). Glenn Greenwald has also highlighted the irony and hypocrisy, in his post of 3Oct, One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan And here we also see some precise character definition,
Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “we call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies – including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UK – warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”
Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least 9 of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. “Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,” reported The New York Times.
And the US President is Nobel Laureate for Peace?
…derision should again be the order of the day – but for the unceasing tragedy of wanton death and destruction…