Skip to comments.General admits it is unlikely ISIS-K members killed in August Kabul drone strike: 'A tragic mistake'
Posted on 09/17/2021 9:29:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Head of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. announced Friday that it is unlikely any ISIS-K members were killed in a Kabul drone strike on August 29, which led to multiple civilian casualties.
"We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or a direct threat to US forces," McKenzie said of the airstrike at a briefing, following an investigation by the Military.
"This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces and the evacuees at the airport, but it was a mistake and I offer my sincere apology," Mckenzie said, adding that he is "fully responsible for this strike and this tragic outcome."
The drone strike, which was intended to target ISIS-K operatives, resulted in deaths of an aid worker and up to nine of his family members, including seven children. According to U.S. officials, the strike on the vehicle, formerly believed to have been a threat that included bombs and that was operated by ISIS-K militants, took place after a suicide bombing at Kabul airport in Afghanistan killed 13 U.S. service members and civilians.
"On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense, I offer my deepest condolences to surviving family members of those who were killed, including Mr. Ahmadi, and to the staff of Nutrition and Education International, Mr. Ahmadi’s employer," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a lengthy statement on the investigation's findings. "We now know that there was no connection between Mr. Ahmadi and ISIS-Khorasan, that his activities on that day were completely harmless and not at all related to the imminent threat we believed we faced, and that Mr. Ahmadi was just as innocent a victim
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"We owe that to the victims and their loved ones, to the American people and to ourselves," Austin said.
So who is getting fired?
Oh yea, nobody.
Didn’t Milly say it was “a good strike?”
Mean tweets > Droning young kids to look tough— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 17, 2021
que Clinton wag the dog
Sen Rand Paul is the only reason we are finding this out.
Cold blooded murder.
Nothing new to Democrats. 0moeba used to drone-strike people too.
Another colossal screwup from President Retard and his gang of war criminals
So we killed an aid worker and a bunch of children - and yet Biden and his butt-kissers will continue to claim they are the grown-ups.
Thoroughly Modern Milley said that it was a “righteous strike.”
I will say, though, that I’m proud of this site. I remember at the time pretty much every post around here knew that this was bogus... and that some very unlucky Afghani bastards lost their lives that day for no good reason.
ISIS-K. Apparently the “K” must stand for kids.
Was it the only strike..and they completely blew it?
If an ordinary American “accidentally” killed innocents, it would not be called a “tragic mistake.”
Thirteen young Americans men and women lost their lives in Kabul to support Biden’s chaotic withdrawal so he could say he pulled the troops out by 11 September. Then he ordered the military to shoot at anything that moves so he could say he got revenge, and winds up murdering a family. What’s next? Does he order the secret police to investigate and arrest people like us who dare to criticize him and call him the murderer that he is?
Joe Biden’s innocent death toll is now up to 26.
And it’s only been 8 months.
Aside from the obvious tragedy, 10 dead, 7 of them children, the US looks like an inept fool led by an inept fool.
We are now a joke.
What thinking people assumed from the start.
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