Mourning Michael Jackson, Ignoring the Afghan Dead

Tom Engelhardt, World Bulletin, 28 July 2009

" ... American bombers swooped by the village just after the soldiers left and dropped a payload on one house. It belonged to Haiji Qadir, a pole-thin, wizened old man who was hosting more than forty relatives for a wedding party. The bomb split the house in two, killing sixteen, including twelve from Qadir's family, and wounding scores more... The malek [chief] went to the province's governor and delivered a stern warning: 'protect our villagers or we will turn against the Americans.' ... "

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Also see: "Afghanistan: No Longer a Debate About Targeted Killings"