Friday, October 2, 2009
Dutch F-16 attack on Afghan civilians
While plans are being made for the presence of Dutch military forces to be removed from Afghanistan next year, Radio Netherlands reports today that a Dutch F-16 jet has killed Afghan civilians during a strike against the Taliban. Typical of Western military reactions to these kinds of killings, the Dutch commander in that country has blamed the Taliban, regretted the civilian deaths and has called for a thorough investigation. We'll see about that.