US admits cover up


April 5, 2010 by J. Madson


We wrote about the cover up earlier of a brutal US killing in afghanistan on February 12.

Yesterday we got word from the Pentagon

After initially denying involvement or any cover-up in the deaths of three Afghan women during a badly bungled American Special Operations assault in February, the American-led military command in Kabul admitted late on Sunday that its forces had, in fact, killed the women during the nighttime raid.

This reminds me of this:

I also recommend reading this fine article by Glenn Greenwald on this incident and other cover ups.

10 thoughts on “US admits cover up

  1. SUNNofaB.C.Rich says:

    let me just emphasize again that it was JOINT Afghan/U.S. forces. The trigger pullers were probably Afghan.

  2. J. Madson says:

    Hows that cognitive dissonance working out for you? It must be getting tough these days

  3. Tod Robbins says:

    Killing becomes easier the more you do it. These troops are staying in the field far too long and their behavior is showing poorly on our already dismal foreign policy decisions and current reputation.

  4. SUNNofaB.C.Rich says:

    J Madson, Joint Afghan/U.S. operation means that there were American and Afghan troops, mostly Afghan troops that’s how the special forces work with these guys. So from the numbers perspective there’s a much higher chance it was the Afghan troops that pulled the triggers and if Afghan troops are anything likey Iraqi troops no doubt there was some spray and pray, no look shooting. I know, I know. Actually looking into the details of how stuff goes on over there is probably such a bore for you…

  5. J. Madson says:

    Are you suggesting that because afghans might have been involved as well thats its somehow ok? The Afghans are prob the ones who dug out the bullets, washed the wounds with alcohol, and covered it up as well right? And the US military who covered this all up…

  6. SUNNofaB.C.Rich says:

    Does it make a difference who pulled the triggers in a joint Afghan/U.S. raid and why they did it? Yeah it does make a difference, not only so you can figure out what exactly went wrong tactically and avoid it in the future but it’s also important that people don’t mistake poorly trained Afghan shooting and intel with U.S. soldiers launching an all out assault to deliberately murder pregnant women for no reason whatsoever. Because believe it or not some people believe that crap. I think you do.

  7. J. Madson says:

    Again, I would ask whether the possibility that afghans might have been involved as well makes this ok? We are murdering innocent civilians time and time again. We were and still are as MLK Jr. said the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. No amount of scapegoating Afghans or anyone else can cover up the fact that we have innocent blood on our hands.

  8. SUNNofaB.C.Rich says:

    it’s not a possibility it says in all acounts that it was a joint U.S./Afghan operation. If it went down they way I suspect it did, that’s not scapegoating, that’d be the truth. I’m sure these complications of how and why are frustrating in your attempt to deliver a simplistic message.

  9. J. Madson says:

    Again you fail to realize that the it being a joint force or even just a US force does not change my view of the matter.

  10. SUNNofaB.C.Rich says:

    I think what you mean is you refuse to let it change your view of the matter.

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