Saturday Reading


In Geneva this morning, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group’s international president, Dr. Joanne Liu (pictured above, center), specified that the inquiry should be convened pursuant to war crime-investigating procedures established by the Geneva Conventions and conducted by The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission. “Even war has rules,” Liu said. “This was just not an attack on our hospital. It was an attack on the Geneva Conventions. This cannot be tolerated.”

Liu emphasized that the need for an “independent, impartial” investigation is now particularly compelling given what she called “the inconsistency in the U.S. and Afghan accounts of what happened over the recent days.” On Monday, we documented the multiple conflicting accounts offered in the first three days by the U.S. military and its media allies, but the story continued to change even further after that. As The Guardian’s headline yesterday noted, the U.S. admission that its own personnel called in the airstrike — not Afghan forces as it claimed the day before — meant that “U.S. alters story for fourth time in four days.” All of this led Liu to state the obvious today: “We cannot rely on internal military investigations by the U.S., NATO and Afghan forces.”
Glenn Greenwald @ TI


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14 Responses to Saturday Reading

  1. Den says:

    No takers @ the kegerator, it is up to me to make sure it doesn’t go bad.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Putin bad man.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Wind blowing dust on my way to the Tokyo Seoul for salmon teriyaki bento box dinner.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Victory parties for the away 2OT upset.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Sporadic rain started just before trip to the grocery store ended.


  6. º¿carol says:

    Didn’t make it here last night.

    Just got thru watching one of my DVRed FRONTLINES on PBS. It was about El Chapo, that Mexican drug kingpin that escaped from prison thru a tunnel, accessed under his prison bathtub. }

    What a horror story keeping drugs illegal is. Just like Prohibition, horrible gangster psychopaths were born. All they have to do to erase all the murder and mayhem is to legalize the damn drugs.


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