MR PINK, MR WHITE AND BOTTOM
November 18, 2010 9:45 AM Subscribe
'This is the very odd story of the events that led to a horrific mass killing of Afghan civilians by coalition forces in August 2008.'
posted by VikingSword (29 comments total)
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'It is the story of the Americans and the British striding into the fairy wood only to find themselves spun around so much by the Afghans that they do not know who is the enemy and who is a friend any longer. And they come out with a donkey's head. But on the way they kill 90 innocent people.'
'In the wake of the civilian deaths there was outrage not just in Afghanistan but in Britain and America. The American forces were portrayed as disastrously incompetent.
But the truth behind the massacre reveals something completely different.
The American forces are not incompetent. They are being used as weapons in a war that they don't understand.
The investigation makes it clear that the US forces are not simply blundering around in a society they don't comprehend - as many in the anti-war movement argue. The reality is far more complicated.'
'Which raises the question - who are we really fighting in Afghanistan? Do we, and our leaders really know?'