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Not Satisfied With Obama's Apology, MSF Repeats Demand for Independent Probe


#1

Not Satisfied With Obama's Apology, MSF Repeats Demand for Independent Probe

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) officials signaled on Wednesday that they are not satisfied with President Barack Obama's apology for the U.S. military's deadly bombing of their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan and reiterated their demand for the U.S. to "consent" to a global, independent investigation.

In a sharply-worded statement, MSF International president Dr. Joanne Liu said, "We received President Obama's apology today for the attack against our trauma hospital in Afghanistan."


#3

" What ever apology or excuse Obama has prepared, he can save it."

Obama's apology is nothing but insincere, empty rhetoric, because he has no other choice, since Obama knows the lies will not work this time! The same old speaking con man selling his snake oil to the MSF. And the good news is the MSF sees through this latest persiflage ( like "we tortured some folks " ).

As a past financial supporter of doctors without borders, I would encourage anyone that can afford it to give them your financial support too.

The sad part is that Obama is well aware that any independent probe would implicate him as a war criminal because as Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces he is responsible and culpable for the war in Afghanistan.


#4

Why, exactly, is the US still in Afghanistan?


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"However, the pledge [by U.S. for a self-investigation] falls far short of what MSF is asking for: an independent investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission, which was created in 1991 under the Geneva Conventions."

What brave country will step up to endorse this call? Such an investigation can't go forward without a nation signatory to the relevant U.N. convention calling for such an investigation. It should be a powerful country whose people would be less likely to be put in harm's way from U.S. ire (but also who could conveniently point away from their own somewhat lesser crimes--still, we need this to happen).

Meanwhile, the U.S. military isn't missing a beat, but pushing for more and more war.


#6

The poppy fields may have something to do with it. That is a multi-billion $ business that was being eradicated by the Taliban.


#7

Yuppers


#9

Maybe Russia could provide the request? Or maybe not as it appears they are also bombing medical facilities to include one belonging to Doctors Without Borders.

"Al Yamdiyyah hosts a tent camp for internally displaced Syrians and a hospital, run by the French-based Doctors Without Borders. The bomb struck in the village just a few hundred yards from the actual border, wounding several townspeople, local residents said. The Doctors Without Borders hospital, which is about 50 yards from where the bomb landed, was damaged and evacuated.

The town, in a mountainous region of northern Latakia province, has been a prime route for smuggling people and goods between Turkey and Syria and reportedly has functioned as a key entry for weapons shipped to Syrian rebels by the U.S.-led Friends of Syria group of Western and Middle Eastern countries.

Dr. Jawad Abu Hatab, a heart surgeon at the Al Yamdiyyah hospital, claimed in a statement distributed by the Syrian Opposition Coalition, an opposition group recognized by the United States, that he believed the hospital had been the target of the airstrike. In the statement, he said the hospital at Al Yamdiyyah and another one in Latamneh, in northern Hama province, served only civilians in their respective areas, and not rebel fighters.

He said several medical staff had been wounded on Thursday in raids on Latamneh, which had been bombed on three successive days.

Russian aircraft also have bombed a medical facility run by a Western-supported aid group, the “White Helmets” at Ihsim in Idlib province. Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news television network, said a team of its reporters narrowly escaped harm during the bombing Saturda"

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article37739349.html#storylink=cpy

Never heard of the White Helmets? I hadn't so I checked them out. Argentinian volunteers perhaps not so famous as Doctors Without Borders,
but out there it appears also providing for those in need on a variety of levels and locations.

https://www.whitehelmets.org


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Amnesty International has mounted a letter writing campaign in support of MSF call for independent investigation

They're at 8,738 as of 3pm Thursday - goal is 10,000. Please share the link


#12

Apologies without comprehensive investigations and accountability for those responsible, identified and charged, and real changes in US war policy in Afghanistan and everywhere else are worthless. War crimes by all our war-criminal allies, our proxy the Saudis in Yemen, the Israelis in the Occupied Territories, the Turks in Syria, the Egyptian junta human rights atrocities will NOT change and this MSF atrocity/war crime will all be swept under the rug! "Despicable and dishonourable - beyond contempt"!

Obama&Co are just one arm of the hydra of war and greed that dominates the world, creating profits from economic slavery, death and destruction......

There is not the slightest intention to change anything about our military attacks, those of our war criminal allies, or obscene funding of military waste and corruption, stolen from civilian needs and priorities!

Addendum 10/9 - "There is going to be an inquiry, but it will exonerate every US person concerned, just as the inquiry into the night-long US airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistan army soldiers — inside Pakistan — on 26 November 2011 failed to identify the guilty. Not one Pakistani was permitted to give evidence or even attend the inquiry"


#13

The most appropriate response to any apology offered by the Slick One is "BULLSHIT"! That or BITE ME Asshole!


#14

As A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities clearly documents, such bombings are anything but out-of-the-ordinary activities.


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"Doctors Without Borders (MSF) officials signaled on Wednesday that they are not satisfied with President Barack Obama's apology for his military's deadly bombing of their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan and reiterated their demand for the U.S. to "consent" to a global, independent investigation."

Brava! Bravo!


#16

The U.S. does not want an independent investigation because of hubris plus not wanting to expose their incompetence.


#17

For Freedom and Democracy.


#18

Obviously, the Russians also have military intelligence about hospitals.