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US prolonged atrocities kill 10 Afghan civilians in Kabul

US prolonged atrocities kill 10 Afghan civilians in Kabul

US and the World
The US military may have left Kabul and Afghanistan on August 30 but not their continued airstrikes. A day before the August 30 pull-out deadline, an American drone bombed a civilian target in Kabul instantly killing at least 10 people, including seven children. Although the Pentagon apologized for the so-called “tragic mistake”, the incident shows the American military’s disregard for human lives. Senior U.S. officers had said the Aug. 29 strike that took place as foreign forces completed the last stages of their withdrawal from Afghanistan targeted an Islamic States suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to Kabul airport.  “At the time of the strike, I was confident that the strike had averted an imminent threat to our forces at the airport,” U.S. General Frank McKenzie, th...
How America Makes Profit from Wars

How America Makes Profit from Wars

US and the World
The Americans have left Afghanistan and given the Taliban a gift. Their war chest, state-of-the-art helicopters,  attack planes, rifles, machine guns, humvees, and the most advanced American weapons, and this is not a first.  The United States of America is a repeat offender when it comes to arming criminals,  terror groups, and rogue regimes - sometimes by design and sometimes by default.  America feeds the global war machine. American weapons are being used to undermine what American governments say they are fighting for international peace and security.  Weapon sales have always been integral to America’s foreign policy for decades. Washington has sold arms and ammunition to almost any country that wanted to buy them. In some cases, it has done so without even notifying the US con...