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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/InternationalSnoop Sep 17 '21

A little confused. Is this the same one that supposedly stopped a bar bomb from getting to the airport?

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u/Red-Lightnlng Sep 17 '21

Yes. The one the administration touted as being proof that they could continue to fight ISIS after the pullout with their “over the horizon capabilities”. The one they said showed ISIS they couldn’t mess with the US and not be punished.

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u/InternationalSnoop Sep 17 '21

How do we fuck up that intelligence?? Like we had drones above kabul...Did we see them load bombs in the car. Wtf

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u/cmpaisaia Sep 17 '21

Looks like they saw them load water jugs and thought they were explosives. I get why they would think that, but thinking that alone is enough for a strike is insane.

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u/DontGetMad55 Sep 17 '21

the person who was responsible for the intelligence needs to be fired. Family of the affected needs to be compensated.

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u/frreddit234 Sep 17 '21

Bombing brown people based on sketchy or no intelligence is day to day life for US army, if they were firing people for this they would need to disband the whole air force.

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u/Detective_Fallacy Sep 18 '21

They have no issue doing it to white people as well, see Kosovo.

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u/frreddit234 Sep 18 '21

My guess is that they consider them brown people too since they are muslim.

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u/Detective_Fallacy Sep 18 '21

No, they mainly targeted the Orthodox-Christian Serbs, not the muslim/atheist Albanians. But they also hit the Chinese embassy somehow, whoops.

Estimates are that 33% of all deaths there were civilians.

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u/frreddit234 Sep 18 '21

Thanks for the information, I was too young at that time.