Afghans Riot Over Air-strike Atrocity

By Patrick Cockburn

Shouting "Death to America" and "Death to the Government", thousands of Afghan villagers hurled stones at police yesterday as they vented their fury at American air strikes that local officials claim killed 147 civilians.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22572.htm



Violent protests follow deadly US air strikes

Furious protesters vented their frustration in the western Afghan city of Farah after the reported killing of up to 100 civilians during US-led air strikes earlier this week. US military and Afghan officials have stepped up an inquiry into the raids.

//www.france24.com/20090507-violent-protests-follow-civilian-deaths-us-air-strikes-afghanistan



After US Strikes, Afghans Describe

"Tractor Trailers Full of Pieces of Human Bodies"

By Jeremy Scahill

As rage spreads in Afghanistan after US bombing that killed up to 130 people, unnamed Pentagon officials are spinning another cover-up. Defiant Obama moves ahead with troop increase.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22578.htm



Afghanistan: DOD Makes Excuses, CNN Rushes to Repeat the Spin

Yesterday, while Sec. of State Clinton was expressing "deep regret" over Monday's civilian deaths in Bala Baluk, US military spokespeople were telling a different story.

//firedoglake.com/2009/05/07/afghanistan-dod-makes-excuses-cnn-rushes-to-repeat-the-spin/



Record bombs dropped in Afghanistan in April

In the past month, warplanes released 438 bombs, the most ever. April also marked the fourth consecutive month that the number of bombs dropped rose, after a decline starting last July.

//www.navytimes.com/news/2009/05/airforce_april_airstrike_050409w/



Massacre of civilians overshadows "AfPak" summit

The airstrikes carried out by the US military against remote villages in Afghanistan's western Farah province have provided a grim warning of what the US escalation will mean for the peoples of the region.

//www.wsws.org/articles/2009/may2009/afgh-m08.shtml



Afghan leader demands air strikes end

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday demanded an end to US air strikes, which he said killed as many as 130 civilians and were infuriating the public.

//news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090508/wl_afp/afghanistanunrestuscivilians



Afghan villagers list 147 killed by US air strikes

Residents of two villages hit earlier this week by US air strikes have prepared lists with the names of 147 people killed in the attacks, the deputy governor of the province where the strikes took place said.

//www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=174789



Karzai "very serious" on ending air raids: official

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is "very serious" about a demand for foreign forces in Afghanistan to halt air raids, even though it was rebuffed by a top U.S. security official, his spokesman said on Monday.

//www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE54A12420090511



Obama adviser says US won't stop Afghan airstrikes

In a blunt rebuff of the Afghan president, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Sunday the United States would not end airstrikes in Afghanistan even though they are blamed in the deaths of hundreds of civilians during the war.

//www.adn.com/uspolitics/story/790432.html



US accused of illegal white phosphorus attack in Afghanistan

Marc Garlasco, senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch and a former senior Pentagon intelligence analyst, said there has been widespread and regular use of white phosphorus by US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

//snipurl.com/ht9gu



Probe reveals, US killed 140 Afghan civilians in strikes

An investigation appointed by President Hamid Karzai concluded on Monday that 140 civilians, including children, were killed in the US air strikes in Afghanistan last week, a police chief said.

//paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=214760



So Long Since Dreaming Made Sense

By Paul A. Moore

Barack Obama's national security advisor Gen. James Jones, rejected Afghan President Hamid Karzai's demand the U.S. halt all aerial attacks in that country. Gen. Jones said, "we can't fight with one hand tied behind our back." With both hands free a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's Farah province killed as many as 130 civilians.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article22613.htm


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