Monday, November 9, 2015

2015-11-08 US in AFGHANISTAN: Bombing of the Kunduz MSF hospital

2015-11-08 US in AFGHANISTAN: Bombing of the Kunduz MSF hospital
Glenn Greenwald via Coleen Rowley . "It is, of course, pleasing to view your own tribe as inherently superior. It feels nice to believe that your own side is" so intrinsically moral, so Exceptional, that one needs no “evidence” or “investigation” to know immediately that any bad acts are unintended. It is a massive relief to know that things like “war crimes” and intentionally bombing structures protected by the Geneva Conventions can only be done by the countries declared by your government to be adversaries, but never by your own government.
But as comforting, uplifting and self-affirming as that worldview is, it is literally the exact antithesis of the skepticism that the most basic precepts of journalism require. Declaring your own government innocent when it repeatedly bombs a well-known, well-established hospital filled with doctors, nurses and patients — before you have the slightest idea what actually happened, and in the face of all kinds of evidence in conflict with such assurances of innocence — is inexcusable for all sorts of obvious reasons. " --Glenn Greenwald
'Shortly after the news broke of the U.S. attack on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz,…

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