Another Bombed Hospital, Another day in the Empire.
By Joe Clifford
Imagine the horror, tears, lament, and rage, if a hospital was bombed by terrorists in an American city killing doctors, children, and patients, some who were burned to death in their beds because they were unable to move?...
US...bombed a hospital staffed by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz Afghanistan, a city of 300,000. Yup, we did that, bombed a hospital. Then claimed we didn’t, then claimed there were Taliban fighters in the hospital, then claimed it was “collateral damage”, then claimed it was “a mistake”, but, not to worry, the US military will investigate the incident.
Allowing the US military to “investigate” the hospital bombing by the US military, is as stupid as allowing the police to investigate a deadly shooting by one of their own.
Was this an accident? Hardly; the hospital had given their exact GPS co-ordinates to all the warring factions on numerous occasions, so the US knew full well they were bombing a hospital. Not only did we bomb it, but continued to do so for one half hour after we knew it was a hospital.
So why was this done? Because that is what we do; we bomb hospitals! Is this the first? Hardly! We have bombed many hospitals in many different countries. This is not the first hospital to be bombed in Afghanistan, and we have repeatedly bombed hospitals in Iraq including a children’s hospital in western Iraq, and a maternity hospital.
Is it legal to bomb a hospital? Of course not; Article 18 of the Geneva Convention protects hospitals, but the rules of war are not for us, they are for countries like Russia or China or any other country we don’t like. We are the best in the world, we are the Empire, we are above all law; we are the law!...
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