U.S. airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing 9


#1

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#2

No story below the headline?


#3

in a way no further story needed (maybe except the “it will be investigated” spiel by the US government)

eta: NY Times

2nd eta: Guardian’s coverage seems to be very exhaustive

  • The MSF informed both the Afghan and US forces about the coordinates of the facilities
  • At least 20 staffers are dead, so far no one is aware of the total head count

3rd edit: press release of MSF, known casualties are 7 patients and 12 staff members.

An unnamed US military told ABC that it could have been an AC-130 (slow and low flowing gunships designed for precise ground attacks)


#4

Damn it.


#5

Well that sucks. Things like that shouldn’t happen with the tech to drop laser guided bombs etc.


#6

Things like that shouldn’t happen because we shouldn’t be playing goddamn world cop.

We’ve been in Afghanistan for 13 years. Does anybody seriously think just a few more oughta do the trick?


#7

Ah yes, world famous military intelligence… Ranked right up there with groups such as the Senate ethics committee.


#8

I just set up a monthly donation to Doctors Without Borders, if you’d like to do the same, you can use this url: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/monthly.cfm


#9

I believe there’s already a quote from the government: “Oops.” The spokesperson then went on to shrug.


#10

Meh. I’m already accustomed to them killing innocent brown people. It’s sad, but I’m not going to pretend it was any more the last straw than the last fifty.


#11

But they harbored Bin Laden! If America doesn’t make them not do that, they might do that!


#12

They probably wish they kept their pieholes shut about Russia allegedly bombing civilians in Syria less then 48h before.

I often wonder if someone in the US admin realizes their continued hypocrisy or if there is some “Left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing”- phenomenon at work.


#13

More of a “left hand doesn’t care what the right hand is doing” phenomenon, really.


#14

No. See. That was random carpet bombing and this is targeted and … Oh F** all, carry on.


#15

All those other U.S. airstrikes were also killing people, of course.

a lot more than nine people


#16

MSF closes the hospital.

Sincere thanks to all armed parties involved.


#17

Wanted to post that, all ready done. Thanks. Nothing more to say.

(edit) An other link: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/msf-medical-charity-leaves-kunduz-air-strike-151004100337615.html


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#19

It ain’t the tech that didn’t do its job.
It did.


#20

MSF bombing:

Afghan forces asked for air strike at Kunduz hospital, US General says

Edit, remembered old nearly forgotten html thingies, post looks neather this way.
The message however…