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One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Intercept

The Intercept, October 3, 2015
Posted: October 11th, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: We call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians. Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.K. warning Russia that civilian casualties will only fuel more extremism and radicalization. Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. The airstrike killed at least nine of the hospitals medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. This strike on a hospital in Afghanistan comes days after the Saudi-led coalition bombed a wedding in Yemen that killed more than 130 people. After days of silence from the U.S. government ... the Saudi Foreign Minister told CBS News that We work with our allies including the United States on these targets. This last week has been a particularly gruesome illustration of continuous U.S. conduct under the War on Terror banner, including under the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president. The formula by now is clear: bombing whatever countries it wants, justifying it all by reflexively labelling their targets as terrorists, and then dishonestly denying or casually dismissing the civilians they slaughter as collateral damage. Russia [uses] this exact rhetorical template in Syria.

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