Afghans have had engouh of death from both sides. Taliban who are sent from their masters in Pakistan to spread kaos and death among civilians inside Afghanistan has reached a new level. Inside Afghanistan the ISAF forces are killing innocent children and bombing civilian villages claiming they are attacking Talibans. If the intention is to attack and prevent Taliban troops inside Afghanistan they should rather focus on the source that is feeding Talibans. The fight should be moved to Pakistan and Iran and not being a fighting arena inside Afghanistan where civilians are targeted in-between.
Another thing that should be imitated from the Israeli forces when being attacked from Hamas is that the family of the offender should be prosecuted and jailed for the terror act committed. Their assets should be freezed and taken from them.
The implementation of Pashtoonwali should act as a guideline where vendettas are a natural process alongside with the regular law.
Apology for Afghan child deaths
Locals angered by deadly air raid in Kunar province which NATO has blamed on “faulty communication”
Nine children have been killed in a NATO air raid in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. They were out collecting firewood on Tuesday when they were struck down in the Pech valley area.
Military officials attributed the incident to faulty communication when troops responded to an attack on a NATO base. General David Petraeus, the international forces commander, has personally apologised to Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, for the deaths.
Speaking over a secure video conference link on Wednesday, Karzai told Barack Obama, the US president, that civilian casualties are a serious problem that needs to be better addressed by the US-led forces.
Civilian casualties have long been a source of friction between the NATO force and Karzai, who condemned the Kunar incident, saying the victims were “innocent children who were collecting firewood for their families during this cold winter”.
Afghan officials say as many as 65 civilians were killed in another air raid in February, claims that Petraeus have denied.
Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton visited the village in Pech valley where the latest deaths occurred. Viewers may find some of the images disturbing.
Source: Al Jazeera