The ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan – 3 women found gagged, bound & dead

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    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

    Gardez, capital of Paktia province: “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,” Nato's International Security Assistance Force said. –AP (File photo)

    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




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    4 Responses to “The ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan – 3 women found gagged, bound & dead”

    1. keep tony blair out Says:

      Bit of an own goal really. Turns out it was US special forces who killed the women, two of whom were pregnant. Then NATO lied about it.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/23/at-war-baradars-successor_n_509800.html

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        Robfurry,

        The first victim of war? Truth? Are we SURE that NATO lied? As sure as we are that Blair lied about other things? Oh, well, if we are, that’s different then. NOT.

        I refer interested readers to The Times, from which the Huff gets its story:

        No one has claimed responsibility for the killings. A US official in Kabul refused to identify the force involved, citing “utmost national and strategic security interests”.

        The United Nations has criticised intelligence agencies in Afghanistan in the past for using paramilitary groups to carry out “extrajudicial killings”. If the force was controlled by the CIA or Afghanistan’s domestic intelligence service it would be exempt from new Nato guidelines designed to limit night raids, which came into force on January 23.

        Without meaning to sound uncaring over the deaths of innocent people (and I know some will still accuse me of such) I am tempted to suggest that these commenters have it about right:

        If it is the case that Nato is lying about what actually happened, I’m puzzled. It would be simpler to tell the truth: that is, the Taliban must be eradicated for the sake of stability in the area, and beyond. And when the Taliban and fellow their fellow travellers have been defeated, then tragedies like this one will not happen any more.
        So, ultimately, it is the fault of the Taliban.

        and

        “vowed to carry out suicide attacks unless the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

        If all over the world victims of Islamic terrorists take a vow like this, there will be not be many places left!

        The Taleban are killing their own – daily if they can, with car bombs and IEDs. This kind of thing will continue to happen until peope work out who are the real enemy. It ain’t NATO. Imho.

    2. keep tony blair out Says:

      Yeah right. And Iraq had massive stockpiles of WMD in 2003. Goodbye.

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