We are still trying to learn the details of a bombing mission against a hospital in Afghanistan. The death toll is currently reported at 22, but it will likely rise further as many people were severely injured or unaccounted for. It also doesn’t take into account that the hospital was basically destroyed and won’t be around any more.
The timing of this event was interesting. Just days before, there was a mass shooting at a community college that took the lives of 10 people, including the killer.
In a matter of hours, Obama was in front of the cameras. But he wasn’t just offering his sympathies. He was babbling on about the need for more gun control. He sounded like George W. Bush at times, not so much in what he was saying, but in how he sounded like a bumbling fool. At one point, he was trying to sound out the word “purport” and he couldn’t spit it out, so he used a different word. He sounded like Porky Pig.
Meanwhile, Putin announced that Russia would get involved in the mess in Syria. Russian planes started a bombing campaign supposedly against ISIS. The U.S. government started complaining and warning the Russians of civilian casualties.
I am not one to frequently quote the Bible, but this passage is quite appropriate (roughly translated): ” First take the log out of your eye, and then you’ll see clearly to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.”
Then the news came of this attack on a hospital in Afghanistan. 12 of the dead so far were staff. It was run by the organization known as Doctors Without Borders.
The organization is fighting back. They are not accepting any excuses by the U.S. government of collateral damage, as they shouldn’t.
Let’s hope this is a defining event. The U.S. military has killed thousands of people in Afghanistan and Iraq. None of these people had a trial. If you take the total deaths from the chaos of the wars, there are hundreds of thousands dead. The blood is on the hands of the U.S. military and those who commanded them to go to war.
This story is getting more attention than the many wedding parties and businesses that U.S. drones and planes have blown up. The doctors from the hospital command more respect. They have more credibility. They can speak English.
They have also said that the U.S. military was given the coordinates of the hospital to avoid this type of scenario. It is either a case of total incompetence or a vicious attack. Even if it was incompetence, which is looking less likely, it is still murder.
The U.S. government has already been changing its story on what happened. It is already contradicting former claims and claims by hospital workers. I will take the word of the hospital workers who are the victims, not the ones dropping the bombs and killing innocent people.
But let’s talk about gun control Obama. Or maybe that is O-bomb-a. More gun control would likely have done nothing to prevent the murders at the college. But Obama can directly control what the military is doing in Afghanistan. He can simply stop the drone bombings and the plane bombings and that will start saving lives right away.
If there is going to be any gun control, it should be for U.S. troops occupying foreign countries. They cannot have weapons because they are carelessly killing innocent people. We need bomb and missile control too. Again, it is something that Obama can put a stop to right away.
But instead, O-bomb-a is going to lecture us on guns while he oversees the murder of innocent civilians in foreign countries.
In the case of the school shooting, the killer would have gone to jail if he had survived. What will happen with the murderers of the people in Afghanistan? Will anyone go to jail for this? We know what the answer should be versus what the answer is.
Obama and Bush should share a jail cell for the mass murder of thousands of people, along with those who did the actual killing. Or maybe they can spend the rest of their lives paying restitution to all of the families of the victims. The American people need to put a stop to this killing that is being done in their name.