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Old 09-06-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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The charity group Swedish Committee for Afghanistan expressed outrage today in reporting a US attack on a remote hospital being operated by the group. The troops burst in to the hospital without explanation and conducted a full and rather violent search of the facility.

The troops reportedly tied up several employees and the family of some of the patients, ordered the bed-ridden patients out of their rooms and smashed down several doors, including the door to the malnutrition ward. They did not arrest anybody, but upon leaving ordered the staff to report anybody coming to the hospital to seek treatment before the treatment was provided.

NATO spokesmen confirmed the raid, but said they had no information about why it was done and refused to speculate. The United Nations cautioned that the raid was a potential violation of the Geneva Conventions, which insist that military personnel avoid operating inside medical facilities.

The charity says that the same hospital was involved in an incident in July, when private contractors escorting a supply convoy forced their way in and used the hospital to hide from insurgents.

A US helicopter also attacked a small medical clinic in Paktika Province last week on the basis of a report that a wounded insurgent might be inside.

Outrage as US Forces Attack Afghan Hospital -- News from Antiwar.com
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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Attack? They entered and searched the hospital.

I understand the concern but the language is inaccurate and hyperbole.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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Attack? They entered and searched the hospital.

I understand the concern but the language is inaccurate and hyperbole.
Then 'enter and search' is an understatement.

'The troops reportedly tied up several employees and the family of some of the patients, ordered the bed-ridden patients out of their rooms and smashed down several doors, including the door to the malnutrition ward.'

'A US helicopter also attacked a small medical clinic in Paktika Province last week on the basis of a report that a wounded insurgent might be inside...The attack sparked a gunbattle which according to provincial officials left at least 12 militants and two policemen killed.'

This just adds to the recent carnage - Obama is doing NOTHING to stop or control the situation.

'Nato air strikes on two oil tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan led to carnage with a fireball killing 95 people, dozens of them civilians.'

Rift with Karzai worsens as 95 perish in Nato air strike - Asia, World - The Independent
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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How much do we want Obama to answer for NATO actions? How much do you expect the POTUS to micro-manage the war?

The answer, of course, is to pull the troops out but as long as there is a war going on, things like these are going to happen.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:51 PM
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Have you noticed how many of our troops have been killed. This has nothing to do with Obama unless he started the war. All is fair in love and war and you should be supporting our imperfect troops or go over there yourself and see what it is like.

I am the wife of a Viet Nam vet and the sister and sister-in-law of three others who served in Viet Nam. You don't really know what is happening and you certainly cannot tell by news reports. I stopped trusting the news when I learned how much of the news is made up. I know a lot of things that happened over there in the past but I am not going to air our military linen for our enemies to use against them. Support our troops!

If the people in that country do not want us there, maybe they should stop harboring criminals and terrorist. And while we are on the subject of terrorist, has anyone wondered about so many fires happening in the world that seem to have been set. Sounds like possible terrorists to me.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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How much do we want Obama to answer for NATO actions? How much do you expect the POTUS to micro-manage the war?

The answer, of course, is to pull the troops out but as long as there is a war going on, things like these are going to happen.
Say it isn't so! Obama in the house was supposed to mean an end to war being....warlike, wasn;t it? We were going to start talking to the enemy, no more need for our troops to act like....fighting men. Collateral damage on Obamas watch? Yep, time for a 'war crimes' investigation..........Good grief!
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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Say it isn't so! Obama in the house was supposed to mean an end to war being....warlike, wasn;t it? We were going to start talking to the enemy, no more need for our troops to act like....fighting men. Collateral damage on Obamas watch? Yep, time for a 'war crimes' investigation..........Good grief!
I have no clue what you are talking about and why you quoted me.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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The "Appointed One" promised he would end the war! Now he's sending even more troops to kill the innocent people. Obama is nothing more than a LIAR and KILLER!!! Signed: George Bush
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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If the people in that country do not want us there, maybe they should stop harboring criminals and terrorist.
The people who are complaining are Swedes who run a hospital that follows the Hippocratic oath and treats everyone who needs care.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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hospitals and schools and mosques all favorite hidouts for insurgents, they are hoping and praying that when they shoot at us we will shoot back, then read the headlines, american forces attack churches and hospitals and schools.
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