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NATO Admits Four Killed Were Civilians, Not Insurgents: A Legitimate Cover-Up?

Kira 2010/04/22 17:10:08
I understand why NATO covered up the story of how four boys returning from a volleyball game were killed...
NATO should not be covering up stories about troops killing Afghan civilians...
The murder of four Afghan civilians returning from a volleyball game...
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NATO has revised its initial claim that four teens killed along the road of Afghanistan's Khost Province included "two insurgents" and two "suspected insurgents," admitting instead that they were all innocent civilians.

The four boys killed by a military convoy were first spotted along a highway driving home from a volleyball game. After military personnel flashed their lights at their car, troops opened fire, killing everyone in the car. The victims included brothers Faizullah and Nasratullah Mansour, and their cousins Maiwand and Amirullah Mansour.

NATO has expressed their "regret" over the killings. This is the second incident where troops have attacked a civilian vehicle. NATO says they are now deploying training teams to "implement the critical lessons learned."

How do you feel about NATO initially covering up the fact that troops killed four Afghan civilians?
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  • Shelby 2010/05/14 00:49:26
    NATO should not be covering up stories about troops killing Afghan civilians...
    Shelby
    Nothing like this should ever be covered up by anyone. At least they have finally admitted they've made a mistake and killed innocent people, not every organisation or government does that. Someone should be held accountable though whether the military have caused it or a civilian.
  • jacktown kid 2010/05/07 15:37:58
    NATO should not be covering up stories about troops killing Afghan civilians...
    jacktown kid
    Shame on them on this one
  • death before dishonor 2010/04/26 03:47:29
    NATO should not be covering up stories about troops killing Afghan civilians...
    death before dishonor
    the fact they are a group of allied military forces does not justify the cover up and the leaders should face some sort of punishment. granted they did not run from the truth but they did nothing for the families of the greiving by not laying claim to who should be blamed for this tragedy. the sad truth is that yes the first casuality of war is the innocent, but still their need to be justice brought to those who aren't going to see it.
  • r_u_fing_serious 2010/04/23 06:13:49
    The murder of four Afghan civilians returning from a volleyball game...
    r_u_fing_serious
    It's called collateral damage, and it happens in war......sad but a very true fact.
  • perplexed r_u_fin... 2010/05/11 19:44:31
    perplexed
    Collateral damage.... Yeah is every war's excuse for the deaths of the innocent.
  • r_u_fin... perplexed 2010/05/21 03:27:28
    r_u_fing_serious
    lol....how many wars have you been in perplexed??
  • Edwin 2010/04/22 17:59:02
    NATO should not be covering up stories about troops killing Afghan civilians...
    Edwin
    +1
    They came clean about it. The real issue is what to do about civilian killings -- it can't make the Afghan people feel good to know that soldiers might accidentally kill them for no apparent reason.

    I'm not blaming the soldiers -- I wasn't there. But if your teenage son was killed by occupying troops, how would you feel? The locals generally don't like the Taliban or al Qaeda at all, but trusting the U.S. is a different story.
  • GML Edwin 2010/04/22 23:16:34
    GML
    it's all good ! ! ! ! ! the bad guy's should buy battle dress uniforms ! ! ! ! if they wont play by the rule's of war, this will keep happening ! ! ! ! ! ! better our men and women kill some civilians then for any of america's son's and daughters die, because they { the bad guys } won't fight by the rule's of war !!! WHAT COVER UP ?? EVERYONE WE KILL OVER THERE DRESS IN CIVILIAN ARAB DRESS !!!!! GET OVER IT !! TOO F-IN BAD ! ! ! ! IF I WAS RUNNING THE SHOW, THEY WOULD ALL HAVE BEEN DEAD IN THE FIRST WAVE OF AIR STRIKES BACK IN 2001 ! ! ! ALL OF THEM ! ! ! ! THANK YOU VERY MUCH, {PAY BACKS A BITCH} :) GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!!
  • Edwin GML 2010/04/27 18:08:20
    Edwin
    When we kill civilians, al Qaeda gets large numbers of recruits.

    So... unless you favor genocide of the Afghan people, your plan will just guarantee that there are more and more terrorists in the coming years. And if you DO favor killing all Afghans, then that would make us WORSE than terrorists.

    How would you feel if people from another country came in and killed innocent Americans? Oh, wait -- you do know -- it happened on 9/11. To a lesser extent, that is how Afghans feel when Americans kill them.

    Get over your rage, and start thinking! The goal is not to bash around like a gorilla. The goal is to WIN. That means CAUSING al Qaeda to fail. If mishaps like this cause them to get more members, then we should work hard to avoid mishaps.

    But go right ahead and beat your chest like a gorilla if you want. I prefer actually winning to raving with capital lock on.
  • Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ 2010/04/22 17:18:51
    NATO should not be covering up stories about troops killing Afghan civilians...
    Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ
    +1
    They did not cover the story up, they just had lack of intel. They can only go by what the soldiers told them, but when the investigation began they would have learned the truth.

    There was not cover up, if there was they would not have admitted to the mistake.
  • GML Scott ヶ... 2010/04/22 23:14:34
    GML
    GOOD MAN !!!
  • GML Scott ヶ... 2010/04/22 23:17:22
    GML
    it's all good ! ! ! ! ! the bad guy's should buy battle dress uniforms ! ! ! ! if they wont play by the rule's of war, this will keep happening ! ! ! ! ! ! better our men and women kill some civilians then for any of america's son's and daughters die, because they { the bad guys } won't fight by the rule's of war !!! WHAT COVER UP ?? EVERYONE WE KILL OVER THERE DRESS IN CIVILIAN ARAB DRESS !!!!! GET OVER IT !! TOO F-IN BAD ! ! ! ! IF I WAS RUNNING THE SHOW, THEY WOULD ALL HAVE BEEN DEAD IN THE FIRST WAVE OF AIR STRIKES BACK IN 2001 ! ! ! ALL OF THEM ! ! ! ! THANK YOU VERY MUCH, {PAY BACKS A BITCH} :) GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!!

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