Doctors Without Borders is pursuing the Geneva Conference for US war crimes in the bombing of the hospital in Afghanistan where 19 people were killed including 12 staff members, and seven patients, three of them children. 37 were wounded among those 19 were staff members.
Meinie Nicolai, president of Doctors Without Borders condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms. “This attack is abhorrent and a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law,” she stated, “We demand total transparency from Coalition forces. We cannot accept that this horrific loss of life will simply be dismissed as ‘collateral damage.” The Pentagons had offered to investigate and give a full and transparent report but Doctors Without Borders had already rejected that and called for an independent investigation into the circumstances that led to the airstrike.
“The bombs hit and then we heard the plane circle round,” said Heman Nagarathnam, MSF Head of Programs in northern Afghanistan. “There was a pause, and then more bombs hit. This happened again and again. When I made it out from the office, the main hospital building was engulfed in flames. Those people that could had moved quickly to the building’s two bunkers to seek safety. But patients who were unable to escape burned to death as they lay in their beds.”
The United Nations called the bombing inexcusable, possibly criminal. Vickie Hawkins at Doctors Without Borders, said in an interview, “We are saying with all the indications there are… yes, this was a war crime.”
The US had the gall to say the US plane struck near the hospital and there may have been collateral damage. Well no one at the hospital is buying that worn out “Benghazi trash” they are calling it like it was. Afghan officials blamed Taliban militants for firing from inside the hospital. Vickie Hawkins denied that excuse and was firm in her statement, “It was a completely normal evening, there was nothing happening of such sorts in the hospital at all!”
A nurse, Lajos Zoltan Jecs said, “In The Intensive Care Unit, six patients were burning in their beds…how can this happen?”
The US Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, called the situation confused and complicated. Obama offered condolences but no apology.
Collateral damage seems to be Obama’s excuse for mass murder, the same as it was for Madeline Albright for the over 500,000 children that were killed in the Iraq invasions under the Bush administration. Isn’t it time to call these evil people out for the mass murders they have and are committing? It’s time to shout and be heard! Obama needs to be removed from office and an investigation into the pentagon is in order.