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Sunday, September 08, 2013

A Convenient Morality

Afghan oficials have claimed that numerous civilians were killed in a recent strike.

Afghan officials have said an apparent Nato air strike has killed 15 people – nine of them civilians, including women and children – in an eastern province where the Taliban remain strong. Nato said 10 militants had died in the strike, and that it had no reports of any civilian deaths...
NATO sources mention no civilians. Perhaps they cannot see them. Just a few years ago, NATO planes were devastating Afghani wedding parties, whose celebrations they mistook for a form of coed jihad. 

I am tired of the convenient morality of the Washington suits, including that of Mr. Obama.
It all seems to come down to whose ox is gored, or whose civilians are killed, and whether they be killed by our friends (yay!) or our enemies (boo!).

International morality is as trite as that now.


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