U.S. War Planes bomb Afghan Hospital


The U.S. military launched a vicious military assault on a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the early morning of October 3, 2015. The U.S. killed ten patients, 12 staff and injured 37.  

Doctors Without Borders declared the incident a war crime and shut down its operations in Kunduz on October 4.

The imperialist media scrambled to justify this blatant act of criminal aggression by U.S. imperialism against the Afghan people. The imperialists didn’t get their story straight before going public so multiple revisions had to be made to their initial lie. 

The U.S. military first claimed they made the decision to attack insurgents operating from within the hospital.

Two days later, U.S. army general John Campbell, the top soldier in the American-led military coalition in Afghanistan, gave a different story.

He shifted the blame onto the Afghan military, claiming that the Afghans requested the strike on Doctors Without Borders. Campbell insisted it was a mistake, not a war crime.

He said, “We would never intentionally target a protected medical facility.” 

The aerial attacks on Kunduz involved a four-engine AC-130 gunship, which fires guns from the left side of its fuselage while banking in a steady turn over its target. These “mistaken” air strikes went on for over an hour. 
U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama reportedly telephoned the Doctors Without Borders headquarters in Paris, France, to issue an apology for the destruction of their Kunduz clinic.
 
The 22 people in the Doctors Without Borders clinic are the latest victims in over a decade of American savagery against the Afghan people waged by the U.S. military under the guise of the “war on terror” launched in October of 2001.
 
The U.S. has been bombing hospitals, schools and entire neighborhoods in Afghanistan for the past 14 years. 
The U.S. does not report on the death toll of the imperialist operations in Afghanistan.
 
Studies by the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, however, have estimated that at minimum 100,000 Afghans have been slaughtered by U.S. military forces since 2001.

 

More than 26,000 Afghans are estimated to have been killed by U.S.-backed forces, as of January 2015.

 

The Watson Institute study reports: “Many Afghans dealing with ill health and war wounds find it difficult to get to hospitals and clinics because violence makes roads unsafe.

 

“The war has exacerbated the effects of poverty, malnutrition, poor sanitation, lack of access to healthcare and environmental degradation on Afghans’ health.”
 
We assume the imperialists are lying about the presence of “insurgents,” but even if it were true that insurgents were located in Kunduz, it does not excuse this vicious bombing of Afghanistan.
 
The insurgents are not the enemy
 
The people of Afghanistan have the right to resist and to struggle to push out the U.S. military occupation that has caused so much murder and devastation in their homeland for over a decade.
 
The scourge on Afghanistan is U.S. imperialism, not Afghan insurgency.
 
Victory to the Afghan people!
Victory to the Afghans of Kunduz!
Smash U.S. imperialism!

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