Friday, October 05, 2012

On the Killing of 8 Afghan Women

Common Dreams
Reverend John Dear
October 5, 2012.

If you looked carefully at the news over the past two weeks, you might have heard a report from Afghanistan about how the U.S./NATO forces bombed and killed eight Afghan women who were out walking in the mountains early in the morning before dawn to collect wood. Eight other women were seriously injured.

So a few women were killed in our nation's longest war in a remote mountainous region on the other side of the world!? That's the cost of war. That's what we call "collateral damage." There's nothing that can be done. It was probably their fault anyway. They were probably Taliban rebels. Don't give it another thought. What about poor Lindsay Lohan, Kate Middleton, or Katie Holmes? Now there's a real story.

That's what the culture of war would tell us.

The Gospel of peace suggests otherwise.

Read the rest here.
Comment: The willful murder of innocents continues unabated. 

Obomber and his den of murderous henchmen and women must be brought to justice.


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