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AP Sobs: Five (Taliban) ‘Civilians’ Killed

From a delighted Associated Press:

U.S.-led coalition: 5 Afghan civilians killed

Fri Aug 8

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S.-led coalition forces “inadvertently” killed four women and a child during a clash with militants in central Afghanistan, the military said Friday…

Civilian deaths are a sore point between the Afghan government and foreign troops here. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pleaded with the U.S. and NATO to avoid killing innocents and undermining already tenuous popular support for his government. Military officials have pointed out that insurgents often hide in civilian-heavy areas.

Several militants also were killed and three detained in the clash Thursday in Ghazni province’s Giro district, a coalition statement said.

Coalition forces were aiming for a Taliban militant suspected of aiding foreign insurgents.

As they approached a compound, several armed militants threatened them. The troops used small-arms fire in response, killing the militants as well as four women and child [sic] with them, the statement said…

Not only did the Associated Press think it was fitting to put quotes around “inadvertently,” they had to add that this is what “the military said.”

Of course the AP would prefer to believe their allies the Taliban. (Whose claims are usually presented as unquestioned fact by our watchdog media.)

Needless to say, the AP believe that our military prefer to kill civilians. And it is only the pleading from the brave President Hamid Karzai who is holding us back from embarking on a wholesale civilian holocaust.

And never mind that these are reported to be US – led forces, which could mean that they were primarily Afghan or even NATO troops.

And never mind that it sounds very much like the Taliban were using these “civilians” as human shields, if indeed they were not willing accomplices.

The AP couldn’t even be bothered to give us a head count of the “militants” who were killed.

The important thing for our terrorist-supporting media is to convince the world that the US is intentionally killing innocent civilians.

After all, they must do their DNC masters’ bidding.

(Thanks to Dodgeboy27 for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 8th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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