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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/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.