Children Targeted by Bombs, U.S. Military Approves
"In October, I blogged about an incident in Afghanistan in which three small children were killed in a US airstrike.
In that one small incident, which drew little attention at the time and since, three children aged 12, 10 and 8 were blown to smithereens in a NATO bombing while they were out gathering dung for fuel.
Now, in a despicable article in Military Times, the US military says that children are legitimate targets in the war in Afghanistan because sometimes the Taliban and other insurgents use kids."*
Three children living in Afghanistan, aged 12, 10 and 8 were targeted and killed by a NATO bomb as they dug for dung to use as fuel. It wasn't an accident. According to the Military Times, "Some children aren't bystanders." Cenk Uygur discusses the despicable act of purposely killing children and what it means for foreign relations.
*Read more from Robert Dreyfuss/ The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/171582/us-military-approves-bombing-children#
Read the article from Military Times: http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/12/marine-taliban-kids-120312w
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