An Afghan’s Lament

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:

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