Comment at end
12th February, 2010
WHO’S KILLING THEM?
Tony Blair, at his recent appearance at the Iraq Inquiry –
Agreeing we have ‘responsibility’ he said “… but here is the point – let’s be quite clear that these people were prepared to kill any number of completely innocent people… we should be prepared to take these people on.”
As if to prove his point, see this report from Afghanistan – NATO finds gagged bodies of three Afghan women
It can be no more than conjecture at this point. But isn’t it just possible that these women revolted against their menfolk and wanted to work with the NATO troops against the Taliban? And for that they may have got their “just deserts”.
And, by the way, in case you don’t accept Blair’s point, in response to his question on the killers in Iraq – “Who’s Killing them?” – see here
THREE WOMEN KILLED
Full article from Dawn.com
KABUL: The bodies of three “bound and gagged” Afghan women were found in a house after a shoot-out between Nato-backed Afghan forces and insurgents in the east of the country, the military said Friday.
The “gruesome discovery” was made late Thursday in Gardez, capital of Paktia province, Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.
The fighfight [sic] erupted after troops raided the building in search of militants, it said. “Several insurgents engaged the joint force in a firefight and were killed.”
“Subsequently, a large number of men, women, and children exited the compound and were detained by the joint force.”
“When the joint force entered the compound they conducted a thorough search of the area and found the bodies of three women who had been tied up, gagged and killed,” it said. “The bodies had been hidden in an adjacent room.” It was not known who killed the women but a forensic investigation was underway, the force said.
There are about 113,000 Nato and US-led troops deployed in Afghanistan in a bid to defeat a Taliban-led insurgency aimed at overthrowing the US-backed government of President Hamid Karzai and evicting Western forces.
Afghan, Nato and US troops are preparing to launch a major offensive against the Taliban in one of their bastions in the southern province of Helmand. –AFP