US admits “mistaken” forced entry into hospital it previously bombed

The US bombs Kunduz and leaves it a ruin “in error” despite being given it’s coordinates several times on several occasions then a week later drive a tank through the compound gates ostensibly “to assess the damage” (for insurance payout purposes) they caused when they bombed it. They were very surprised to find that the doctors had not left so presumably smashed the gates believing that only natives would be there (and who cares what they have to say unless they are anti-Assad terrorists fleeing the Russian air strikes). Will the US rebuild the hospital with the insurance payout or just the gates? How, exactly, do they assess the worth of a human life lost in their bombing of a hospital – fill out a form to determine how badly they were injured and whether they would have made a full recovery – send in ATOS, they’re good at that sort of thing.

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In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 photo, Christopher Stokes, the general director of the medical charity, Doctors Without Borders, which is also known by its French abbreviation MSF, stands amid the charred remains of the organization's hospital, after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Stokes says the “extensive, quite precise destruction” of the bombing raid casts doubt on American military assertions that it was a mistake. (Najim Rahim via AP) In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 photo, Christopher Stokes, the general director of the medical charity, Doctors Without Borders, which is also known by its French abbreviation MSF, stands amid the charred remains of the organization’s hospital, after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Stokes says the “extensive, quite precise destruction” of the bombing raid casts doubt on American military assertions that it was a mistake. (Najim Rahim via AP)

What is going on with the US in Afghanistan right now? If nothing else its PR department should be fired. First, just one day after condemning Russia for allegedly “inaccurate” bombing in Syria, they bomb Médecins Sans Frontières inside a hospital in Kunduz. Then they lie repeatedly in an attempt to deflect or minimise their responsibility. And as if that sorry saga wasn’t enough, they have now admitted that ten days later their armoured vehicles…

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