Our Journey to Smile

US planes ‘kill Afghan civilians’, US Afghan strikes killed dozens of civilians: DEATH IS PEACE?‎


Does Death differentiate between a civilian human and a military human?

Is violent death peace?

Do civilian and military deaths in war make us feel deep down that the world is getting ‘safer’?

Al Jazeera and BBC 060509

Robert Wood, the acting US State Department spokesman, said in a statement: “Coalition forces and the Afghan government have received reports of civilian casualties in conjunction with a militant attack on Afghan National Security Forces in Farah Province on May 5.

“A joint investigation will be conducted to determine exactly what happened.”

Amin, the governor of Farah province said that villagers had brought truckloads of bodies, many of them women and children, to his office in the provincial capital as proof of their death.

Violence has increased sharply in Afghanistan over the past year.

An estimated 7,000 people – including 2,000 civilians – were killed in fighting during that period, the UN and aid agencies say.

President Karzai, who is due to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington on Wednesday, has long pleaded with US officials to reduce the number of civilian casualties.



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