Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In VietNam, There Was An Invariant Rule: "If They're Dead, They're VC."

UN Finds Evidence 90 Civilians Dead in US-Led Strikes

Agence France-Presse (of course; AP is too busy aping Faux News to be interested):
"A United Nations team has found 'convincing evidence' that 90 civilians, including 60 children, were killed in US-led air strikes last week, the body's representative in Afghanistan said Tuesday. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) human rights team was sent to the western province of Herat after local claims that scores of civilians were killed in Friday's strikes."
Ground forces don't generally kill 90+ folks from indavertence. So, ya figger the victims were killed by un-manned drones 'flown' from computers at JPL in Pasadena? Or by US tactical fighters--f-15s probably--flying out of Bagram AB: this generation of John McCains?

The victims don't care, of course.

But the people of Pasadena might, someday, if those chickens one day came home to roost.

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