( – promoted by buhdydharma )
The headline from the New York Times shifts the blame to NATO and makes it all sound sort of reasonable.
House got a bomb in it? Knock it down!
Abdul Rahim Khan, 50, a tribal elder from Spirwan in Panjwai District, claimed that in many cases the American troops had been destroying empty homes, even when there were not any explosives inside. However, military officers pointed out, searching empty homes was often too dangerous.
House maybe got a bomb in it? Knock it down!
Village maybe got a bomb in it?
Destroy the whole village!
In Arghandab District, for instance, every one of the 40 homes in the village of Khosrow was flattened by a salvo of 25 missiles, according to the district governor, Shah Muhammed Ahmadi, who estimated that 120 to 130 houses had been demolished in his district.
“And not just Khosrow, but many villages,” says the governor of Arghandab District.
“We had to destroy them to make them safe.”