An Afghan’s Lament
December 31, 2009 § 2 Comments
The Times reports that a team of US-Nato special forces descended on a village in Kunar and apprehended 10 Afghans, including 8 schoolchildren — grades six, nine and ten — and executed them in cold blood. Seven of the children belonged to a single family, and many were handcuffed before being shot. Following is the lament of an Afghan poet who has endured enough of the freedom brought him by the so-called Operation Enduring Freedom.
(I am unable to translate this right now, maybe later. But the pictures speak for themselves).
Here is Al Jazeera’s coverage of the aftermath: