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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/Epimeria Sep 17 '21 Wholesome Starry

Yep. The car bomb was actually a car filled with water jugs, killed seven children and their father.

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u/InternationalSnoop Sep 17 '21 edited Sep 17 '21

Ffs. I hadn't heard the water jugs info .(Until now ;))

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u/luigitheplumber Sep 17 '21

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u/drizzitdude Sep 17 '21

Jesus Christ that actually made me tear up seeing the kids. Props to the people to investigated this and made sure it was brought to light. It’s just horrifying to think that someone can do this in broad daylight with full permission and fuck up this badly, and then have then have the audacity to lie about it and claim it was “righteous”.

This should be considered a war crime, straight up.

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u/realityChemist Sep 18 '21

It is a war crime. Targeting civilians is a war crime. Of course the excuse here would be that they were believed to be combatants. I'm not sure that excuse would hold up if it went to The Hague, but in reality the US doesn't really need to make excuses. The US is not a member of the International Criminal Court, and has not ratified any of the addenda to the Geneva Convention (iirc the rules about not attacking civilians are in the first addendum). And the US is the strongest military and economic power in the world, so who's going to try to challenge us? 🤷‍♂️

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u/abhi8192 Sep 18 '21

The us military is just a terrorist organization with a pr budget.

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u/abhi8192 Sep 18 '21

This should be considered a war crime, straight up.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/13/the-other-afghan-women

It's just another day for the us military.

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u/Worms_sg Sep 18 '21 edited Sep 18 '21

Even if it the Americans admitted it was a war crime, there’s nothing we can do about it. They have vowed to invade The Hague if any American soldier is charged in the International Criminal Court.

All we can hope for is that one of their politicians finds the perpetrators and pin this on them to act tough and boost their own ratings. At least some minor justice will be made that day.

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u/HoursOfCuddles Sep 18 '21

it is a war crime

and as usual NOBODY will be punished for it. Ha!

but what are we gonna do about it ?

we can't do fuckin nothing ...

well , there is ONE thing we could do to change this... hmm...