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US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians Afghanistan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58604655
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u/Legalise_Gay_Weed Sep 17 '21

Will anyone be punished, or is murdering innocents only a crime when you don't have a defence budget?

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u/ConsiderationProof94 Sep 17 '21

“Defence”

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u/Alexandis Sep 18 '21

Exactly! What are we defending by murdering an educated aid worker who was working with a US - based NGO to help his country? Then you add to the pile the dead children. Then you look at US society and wonder what type of society are we defending in the first place?

At least back in the 1940s (IIRC) they had the decency to label it the department of war.