Friday, June 11, 2010

Afghan wedding carnage 'a US strike'

Idiotic neocons think that since this comes from an Iranian news source, it can't be true - as if American press is any more believable. Try to contain your laughter. But free thinking people have to be asking themselves: why would the Taliban risk alienating themselves to the people of Afghanistan by suicide bombing a wedding? There's no doubt in my mind this was another US strike. And it's sad to say that I find the Taliban no less believable than the US government.

    PressTV -

    The deadly attack on a group of civilians at a wedding in southern Afghanistan was a US-led air strike, a Taliban spokesman claims.

    The bomb explosion in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province on Wednesday left about 40 people dead and more than 80 others injured, a Press TV correspondent reported.

    Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said on Thursday that Wednesday night's blast was not an attack by the group, but a US-led strike.

    The spokesman also strongly rejected remarks by Kandahar officials that blamed the Taliban for the explosion.

    The Afghan interior ministry announced the wedding was targeted by a car bombing carried out by militants, while NATO officials said the Taliban were behind the attack.

    Meanwhile, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai condemned the Wednesday's assault, his office said in a statement, ordering an investigation of the incident.

    The tragic incident has produced one of the highest death tolls in a single incident in recent months in Afghanistan. Taliban attacks generally cause relatively few casualties, yet the number of incidents caused by US-led forces have resulted in high civilian death tolls.

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