Karzai (r) is a great fan of the Malaysian lunatic Mahathir Mohammed
As long as AP allows Muhammedan stringers to cook the news for them, you will be spoonfed with BS like this:
Associated Press writer Rahim Faiez reports on an incident in Afghanistan, in which civilians apparently were caught up in a terrorist ambush on US Marines; in their headline, the AP emphasizes the anti-US claims, of course:
Yes, that’s ‘our man’ in Kabul, Hamid Karzai, who is always eager to bite the hand that feeds him:
KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday condemned the deaths of 10 civilians shot by U.S. troops after an attack on their convoy over the weekend.
The U.S. military said its troops withstood a “complex” Taliban ambush involving a suicide attack and militant gunfire in a populated area outside the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday.
It said the soldiers fired in self defense and 16 civilians were killed in the suicide attack and subsequent firing.
No provincial or central government official has confirmed the U.S. military’s account that the convoy came under rebel fire. The killing of civilians by NATO and U.S. troops is undermining public support of the foreign mission here, analysts say.
Two provincial government officials on Sunday said 10 civilians were killed and more than 25 wounded in firing by the U.S. soldiers fleeing as they fled the site of the attack.
“Karzai strongly condemned the incident that took place,” the palace said in a statement.
Karzai has ordered an inquiry, but previous such investigations by NATO and the Afghan government have done nothing more than confirm witness accounts that those killed were civilians.
The Taliban have threatened an offensive in coming weeks after the bloodiest year since their 2001 ouster. Mor than 4,000 people died last year, a quarter of them civilians and dozens of those killed by foreign troops, mainly in air raids.
Cry me a river! How do you make an omelet without breaking the eggs?