Afghan victims expose US troops

The anti-terror attack the US launched in Afghanistan on Sunday reportedly killed 10 civilians. And a stunning truth behind Thursday’s suicide bombings at Kabul airport that killed 13 US soldiers and around 170 Afghans was also revealed: It turns out that many of those Afghans were shot dead by US soldiers. The combination of the two pieces of information has quickly fermented into the latest scandal of indiscriminate killings by US forces. The US military did not deny the possibility that they had “accidentally killed” Afghan civilians. It promised to carry out an investigation, but its attitude is quite indifferent. The US military actually wants to downplay the two incidents. It is still unknown how many civilians have been “accidentally killed” in Washington’s “anti-terror operations” in Afghanistan and the Middle East over the decades. The number of civilian deaths caused by US troops must be much higher than the number of “terrorists” the US has killed. The US constantly downplays those “accidental killings,” while the mainstream media in the West, including those of the US, play a supporting role in this regard. Western media have reported about these tragedies, but they have never treated them as a prominent human rights crisis or have not bashed them frequently, let alone call for an investigation of these crimes. On Sunday, the US drone strike on ISIS-K, the terrorist organization which claimed to have launched the bomb attacks at Kabul airport, was carried out in haste. As soon as the operation was over, the US military immediately announced that it had killed two ISIS-K militants and detonated the explosives in the vehicle. It also noted the operation ended successfully with no civilian casualties. These announcements are pure propaganda, which cater to the US general public’s desire for revenge on what happened at Kabul airport. This is the narrative about Afghanistan that the Biden administration needs badly right now. As to whether there was actually any terrorist in the exploded vehicle, there is no third-party information to verify it. What third-party sources have said so far is that 10 civilians, including seven children, were killed in the drone attack. Most of them were part of a large family, and the youngest victim was a two-year-old girl. If the US side had used intelligence to track the attack from the beginning to the end, it is impossible to be utterly ignorant about the “accidental killings.” So the US troops have either concealed most of what they knew or made up the whole story. The US military should also have been very clear about the shooting of Afghan civilians by US troops at Kabul airport. However, they have decided to hide relevant information. Meanwhile, more and more deaths were confirmed by local reports, but the number doesn’t match the possible death toll that a suicide bombing could have caused. Moreover, many witnesses and families of the victims came forward to accuse the US military of shooting civilians that led to a large number of casualties. At last, the truth was gradually disclosed. US troops at Kabul airport were in a panic after the sudden terrorist attacks. At that moment, everyone looked like a terrorist to them. This might be a reason they had indiscriminately pulled the trigger to kill.
–The Daily Mail-Global Times News Exchange Item