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Fri Oct 16, 2015, 05:02 PM

The U.S. Investigation Into The Kunduz Hospital Bombing Is Off To A Rough Start

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- An American armored vehicle on Thursday barged unannounced into the wreckage of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan that the U.S. bombed earlier this month, reigniting tensions between Washington and the aid organization over the Oct. 3 attack.

The armored vehicle forced its way through the closed gate of the ruined hospital in Kunduz at 1:30 p.m. local time, Doctors Without Borders told The Huffington Post in a statement Friday. The organization said it received no prior notice that American officials would be visiting and only learned after the vehicle's arrival that it contained investigators planning to explore the wreckage. Doctors Without Borders said the move violated a commitment by U.S., NATO and Afghan investigative teams to inform Doctors Without Borders before taking any steps involving the aid organization's team or facilities.

The intrusion may have damaged evidence at the site that could help explain the bombing, the organization says. "Their unannounced and forced entry damaged property, destroyed potential evidence and caused stress and fear for the team," said Tim Shenk, a press officer for Doctors Without Borders. The organization lost 12 staff members and 10 patients in the bombing.
Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has called the bombing a "mistake," and President Barack Obama apologized to the president of Doctors Without Borders. The Pentagon, a joint U.S.-Afghan team and NATO are all investigating the causes of the incident. (Shenk declined to clarify on Friday which of these investigative teams had made commitments to provide notice before visiting the hospital site, but said members of all three teams were on the armored vehicle.)

But the incursion suggests that the government probes may be heavy-handed and ineffective, trampling on the aid organization's rights and, perhaps, on clues that remain at the site of the bombing. Photographs released Wednesday by Foreign Policy magazine showed how precarious the situation is within the ruined hospital, where charred human remains appear to lie on the dusty ground amid broken beds and ruined medical equipment.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/msf-hospital_5620fa51e4b06462a13ba11f



Good lord. I am still shaking my head after reading and posting about this.

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uawchild Oct 2015 OP
Fred Sanders Oct 2015 #1
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2015 #4
Downwinder Oct 2015 #2
GoneFishin Oct 2015 #3
Nihil Oct 2015 #5

Response to uawchild (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 06:38 PM

1. The biggest "clue" is an American gunship strafing a clearly marked hospital 5 times in 75 minutes!

There was no "bombing" or "mistaken target"....the attack was repeatedly done and the target was no mistake.

A criminal act, the evidence is overwhelming and needs no more "clues"....this is like the criminal being in charge of the police investigation!

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 12:58 AM

4. Then out Gov. wonders why we have become so cynical

which is the only logical feeling to have after years of dishonesty about things like this.

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 07:58 PM

2. "Let's sight in our guns."

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"See that red X."
"That will make a good target."

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2015, 08:01 PM

3. Not a good sign. But what would one expect from a group affiliated with a hospital bombing.

I mean they bombed a frigging hospital with aid workers, doctors and injured people inside for chrissakes.

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2015, 08:28 AM

5. What do you expect from a bunch of Rambo-wannabes who have always demanded (and received) ...

 

... immunity for *their* terrorist activities?

Responsibiltiy? Integrity? Honesty?

Hah!

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