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Two innocents shot down by foreign soldiers somewhere far away. Apologies offered.


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ISAF, a military body on which Irish soldiers serve in Afghanistan, has apologised for the wrongful killing by helicopter fire of two Afghans. The killings happened on Thursday.

ISAF spokesman Gunther Katz said they were killed because they were identified, wrongly, as insurgents.

The two dead were boys, both under 7 years of age. They were minding cows.

BBC News - Nato apologises after two Afghan boys killed
 


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ISAF, a military body on which Irish soldiers serve in Afghanistan, has apologised for the wrongful killing by helicopter fire of two Afghans. The killings happened on Thursday.

ISAF spokesman Gunther Katz said they were killed because they were identified, wrongly, as insurgents.

The two dead were boys, both under 7 years of age. They were minding cows.

BBC News - Nato apologises after two Afghan boys killed
Terrible story.
How many Irish serve with ISAF?
 

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ISAF, a military body on which Irish soldiers serve in Afghanistan, has apologised for the wrongful killing by helicopter fire of two Afghans. The killings happened on Thursday.

ISAF spokesman Gunther Katz said they were killed because they were identified, wrongly, as insurgents.

The two dead were boys, both under 7 years of age. They were minding cows.

BBC News - Nato apologises after two Afghan boys killed
Sure you can't be too careful...:?
 

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A horrible side affect of the grim reality of war. However, hardly worth a thread? Unless it was done on purpose for which I see no evidence.
 

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A horrible side affect of the grim reality of war. However, hardly worth a thread? Unless it was done on purpose for which I see no evidence.
Some folk specialize in starting threads with a newspaper headline, a slightly slanted comment but no overt opinion.
Can get to 25k posts no bother.
 

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An accident???

Go fck yourself Katz you scumbag,

The Gunner spotted the kids,

The pilot manoeuvred the helicopter around,

The Gunner brought the cross hairs on the kids,

Pilot and Gunner watched the kids, and discussed if they were armed or not, and decided that they were,

They Gunner contacted base to request authorisation to engage,

Authorisation was granted by a commanding officer,

The Gunner fired,

The two little kids were instantly torn to shreds,

The Pilot uttered something like "bullseye" in his stupid Aussie accent, and then flew back to base,

COLD BLOODED MURDER OF TWO LITTLE KIDS!

What the fck has Afganistan ever done to fckn Austrailia????

Why were they even there in their flying monster!
 

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ISAF, a military body on which Irish soldiers serve in Afghanistan, has apologised for the wrongful killing by helicopter fire of two Afghans. The killings happened on Thursday.

ISAF spokesman Gunther Katz said they were killed because they were identified, wrongly, as insurgents.

The two dead were boys, both under 7 years of age. They were minding cows.

BBC News - Nato apologises after two Afghan boys killed
When tragedies like this occur anything you say will be picked up as either heartless or blatant propaganda.

A few months ago the Taliban followed, singled out and shot in the head at close range a fourteen year old Pakistani girl who had criticised their attitudes to women.

There's a difference between killing a child through accident or negligence and a deliberate attempt at murder.
 

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We should immediately withdraw any Irish forces involved in this silly misadventure. Afghanistan has nothing to do with Ireland,and the US are going to cut a deal with the Taliban anyway. We have no good reason to be involved in this pointless war.
 

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An accident???

Go fck yourself Katz you scumbag,

The Gunner spotted the kids,

The pilot manoeuvred the helicopter around,

The Gunner brought the cross hairs on the kids,

Pilot and Gunner watched the kids, and discussed if they were armed or not, and decided that they were,

They Gunner contacted base to request authorisation to engage,

Authorisation was granted by a commanding officer,

The Gunner fired,

The two little kids were instantly torn to shreds,

The Pilot uttered something like "bullseye" in his stupid Aussie accent, and then flew back to base,

COLD BLOODED MURDER OF TWO LITTLE KIDS!

What the fck has Afganistan ever done to fckn Austrailia????

Why were they even there in their flying monster!
So you think that these 2 flight crew or perhaps their superiors deliberately decided to take out 2 child cowherders? Perhaps you could explain the logic of such a deliberate action?
 

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When tragedies like this occur anything you say will be picked up as either heartless or blatant propaganda.

A few months ago the Taliban followed, singled out and shot in the head at close range a fourteen year old Pakistani girl who had criticised their attitudes to women.

There's a difference between killing a child through accident or negligence and a deliberate attempt at murder.
The targeting system in the AH-64 does not make flippin mistakes,

What do ye think he was aiming at?

The Cows?
 

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The targeting system in the AH-64 does not make flippin mistakes,

What do ye think he was aiming at?

The Cows?
christ jesus

total lack of imagination ignores human reality once again.

You are becoming one of this site's worst trolls.

Congratulations! That's some achievement.
 

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So you think that these 2 flight crew or perhaps their superiors deliberately decided to take out 2 child cowherders? Perhaps you could explain the logic of such a deliberate action?
the pilot and crew are in breach of the 4th Geneva convention
 

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So you think that these 2 flight crew or perhaps their superiors deliberately decided to take out 2 child cowherders? Perhaps you could explain the logic of such a deliberate action?
Leave the fact that they were kids aside for a moment,

Why were the two targets killed?

What had they done?

Where was the intelligence?

Where was the threat?

Did the Apache (which is assume it was) crew suspect that the cows were a special herd of kamakazie bombers with udders full of C4?

Even if you accept that this war (invasion) is legitimate, which I most certainly don't,

Since when has it been ok to assassinate civilians because they could be enemy combatants?

Did I miss a group e-mail or something?
 

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Leave the fact that they were kids aside for a moment,

Why were the two targets killed?

What had they done?

Where was the intelligence?

Where was the threat?

Did the Apache (which is assume it was) crew suspect that the cows were a special herd of kamakazie bombers with udders full of C4?

Even if you accept that this war (invasion) is legitimate, which I most certainly don't,

Since when has it been ok to assassinate civilians because they could be enemy combatants?

Did I miss a group e-mail or something?
You have no idea of the circumstances of this incident and are talking out of your hole as usual. Australia does not have Apaches.
 

Nebuchadnezzar

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Leave the fact that they were kids aside for a moment,

Why were the two targets killed?

What had they done?

Where was the intelligence?

Where was the threat?

Did the Apache (which is assume it was) crew suspect that the cows were a special herd of kamakazie bombers with udders full of C4?

Even if you accept that this war (invasion) is legitimate, which I most certainly don't,

Since when has it been ok to assassinate civilians because they could be enemy combatants?

Did I miss a group e-mail or something?
So many questions. I DON'T KNOW. You seem to have the benefit of exclusive certainty here why don't you answer all your own questions?
 

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