Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Reporter Asks White House if U.S. Airstrikes That Kill Afghan Civilians Qualify as ‘Terrorism’

Matthew Keys, the social media editor at Reuters, posted audio of a reporter asking White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if U.S. bombings that kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan constitute an “act of terror” given the labeling of the Boston Marathon bombing as “terrorism”. She specifically refers to a U.S. airstrike earlier this month that killed 11 children, just the latest in a seemingly endless line of Afghan civilian deaths at the hands of the U.S. government.

The lifeless bodies of Afghan children lay on the ground before their
 funeral ceremony, after a NATO airstrike killed several Afghan
 civilians, including ten children during a fierce gun battle with
 Taliban militants in Shultan, Shigal district, Kunar, eastern
 Afghanistan, Sunday, April 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Naimatullah Karyab)

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