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Forum Post: Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 3, 2015, 12:33 p.m. EST by factsrfun (8837) from Phoenix, AZ
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By ALISSA J. RUBINOCT. 3, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan — A hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz was badly damaged early Saturday after being hit by what appears to have been an American airstrike, At least 19 people were killed, including 12 hospital staff members, and dozens wounded.

The United States military, in a statement, confirmed an airstrike at 2:15 a.m., saying that it had been targeting individuals “who were threatening the force” and that “there may have been collateral damage to a nearby medical facility.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/world/asia/afghanistan-bombing-hospital-doctors-without-borders-kunduz.html?_r=0

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[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

I'm sure the spin doctors are working hard on this one, but it's not like they haven't dealt with these "situations" before. Is it not about time for us all to realize bombing hospitals, killing women, children, old and sick people, i.e. executing population genocide, is not an exception, but rather U.S.A. military policy! (God bless Amerika, and oh yes don't forget to thank our troops.) Is it not time for the good people of this country to rise up and say enough of this Old Testament stuff.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8837) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said it was left the northern city of Kunduz after an apparent U.S. airstrike killed 19 people at its hospital there.

"MSF hospital in Kunduz is not functional anymore," Kate Stegeman, a Kabul-based spokesperson for the charity also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, announced in a tweet on Sunday.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/doctors-without-borders-leaves-kunduz-afghanistan-after-deadly-airstrike-n438221

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

All these medical people trying so hard to help, while the USG/TPTB are trying so hard to destroy and kill.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8837) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

It is a war crime.

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago
[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8837) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8837) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Here is an interview I put up another post for as well:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/07/asia/doctors-without-borders-afghanistan-airstrike/