General McChrystal: Not to Be Trusted
Pat Tillman was murdered by “friendly fire” while serving in the military. General Stanley McChrystal denied the truth about the cause of the death to Tillman’s parents. Pat Tillman was a patriot and a former NFL player. He was a hero for enlisting in the military to serve his country.
And yet when he was killed by “friendly fire” the truth was withheld. His parents had to fight to get to the truth of how their son died. General Stanley McChrystal showed an immense lack of human compassion for Tillman’s family. He displayed a lack of character by withholding the truth at a time when the family was in mourning and in crisis.
And now General McChrystal attempted to withhold the truth from the American people again. Of course now, due to his previous lack of integrity, we know to be more cynical about his motives. McChrystal puts public relations for the military first and the truth last.
He ignores the truth and sparks a cover up to prevent any bad publicity about the military.
Murder by the Special Forces
The Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan, American soldiers, murdered 2 men, 2 women (both 7 months pregnant), and a teenage girl. The family members were at a celebration for the birth of a new child at the family home near Gardez when they were killed.
Speak Up President Obama
President Obama has not yet spoken about this massacre that occurred on February 12, 2010. Speak up President Obama. Explain why yet another cover up was attempted by the military. Tell us why you have placed American troops in a country where al Qaeda leadership has already probably fled. What is your point with the Afghanistan war?
Police Officer and Prosecutor Among Those Murdered
The Huffington Post reports that the men killed were Mohammed Daoud, a policeman and leader in intelligence unit, and Saranwal Zahir, a prosecutor. The women who were murdered were mothers; they had a total of 16 children who are now left motherless.
The Special Operations Forces soldiers fired shots during this family gathering, thinking they were insurgents. Perhaps they got bad intelligence.
But why did they try to cover up the murders? Bullets were removed from the bodies of the women, according to reports family members made to the New York Times. NATO has denied that the bodies were tampered with.
Soldiers Impeded Victims Getting Medical Treatment
Some family members at the celebration survived. They are speaking out and demanding justice and the truth about the attack. One of the survivors, Sayid Mohammad Mal, a university assistant dean, spoke to the Huffington Post. “My son Mansoor’s fiancé was killed. My cousin’s wife was killed. And my uncle’s two grandchildren were injured. Two of the dead might have been saved if American forces had allowed the family to take them to the hospital.”
How Can Soldiers Kill Pregnant Women?
How is it possible for soldiers to shoot visibly pregnant women? A woman 7 months pregnant typically looks quite pregnant. Why did American soldiers kill two pregnant women? This is horrific.
At first NATO stated that the women were deceased when the soldiers arrived. Later NATO told the truth about how the soldiers killed the women.
A Request for Forgiveness
The Times of London reports that Vice-Admiral William H. McRaven went to speak to the head of the family, Haji Sharabuddin, to ask for forgiveness for the murders of the innocent family members.
McRaven is the commander of America’s Joint Special Operations Command (Fort Bragg, NC). He told the head of the family “The deaths were a terrible mistake. I came here to send my condolences. I also came to ask your forgiveness for these terrible tragedies,” according to the Times of London.
Haji Sharabuddin wants justice for his murdered relatives. He wants to know who gave the troops faulty information, and if a spy was involved. He also wants the soldiers involved in the murders to “face international justice,” notes the Times of London.
Were the Soldiers Careless?
Even if the soldiers were given faulty intelligence, how could they not notice that the area they entered contained women and children? Why would they start shooting under those circumstances? What possible explanation could be given for murdering pregnant women? And why a cover up? Why lies?
Should Troops Be Removed from Afghanistan?
Why are American soldiers in Afghanistan where they face arduous situations such as this? What is our nation’s goal with this war? Is it even feasible to “win” a war in Afghanistan?
That is unlikely. But in the interim the soldiers are killing lots of citizens in Afghanistan. That just inflames the terrorists’ vitriol against America even more. Troops home now President Obama. This is a pointless war, an imbroglio that will cost too many lives.