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‘Many innocent civilians in Afghanistan killed by US drone strikes’

 

http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/240237.html

 

 http://www.presstv.ir/ussection/3510802.html?id=2                     embedded video

 

U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan have killed many innocent civilians and are “highly counterproductive.”

 

According to research by well-renowned American philosopher James Fetzer, as many as 140 innocent civilians were being killed for every militant targeted in Afghanistan.

 

“From the point of view of Afghan people, every time an innocent civilian is taken out, about 10 others join the resistance to the American occupation,” Fetzer told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday.

 

Fetzer said, “It is tragic that we are there in the first place because these wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq were never justified. They were sold to the American people on the basis of lies and false claims.”

 

The U.S. military has claimed responsibility for an airstrike that killed six innocent members of a family on Friday in southwestern Afghanistan and pledged a formal apology would be forthcoming.

 

Civilian deaths have been a key source of tension between President Hamid Karzai and U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan. The civilian casualties caused by coalition military operations have drawn angry condemnation from the Afghan public as well.

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The text article with this video leaves out mention of 9-11.

 

close paraphrase... not exact transcript

 

These wars of agression

"were sold to Americans on the basis of weapons of mass destruction on the one hand and 9-11 on the other."

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The U.S. military has claimed responsibility for an airstrike that killed six innocent members of a family on Friday in southwestern Afghanistan and pledged a formal apology would be forthcoming."

Even this is cynical.  They only do this for PR purposes to assuage the situation when they are caught.  

 

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