It is a sign of our times that no-one believes that the military or the administration will conduct a thorough and honest investigation into the destruction of the hospital in Afghanistan. Ed Snowden tweeted a brilliant suggestion
as to how we can get a better idea as to what really went down:
AC-130 warplanes record the gunner's video and audio. It's time to release the tapes to an #IndependentInvestigation.
If Obama does not divulge those tapes to the world, then we must conclude that he is engaging in a cover-up.
If Hillary and Sanders do not demand the release of these tapes, then they are aiding and abetting the cover-up.
If journalists covering the story refuse to mention Snowden's suggested course of action, said journalists should be considered part of the cover-up.
And if any pundit, editorialist or TV talking head offers an inane and unpersuasive argument as to why those tapes should not be released, then you should consider that pundit, editorialist or TV talking head to be part of the cover-up.
You want to know why so many people mistrust the military, the government, and the media? This
RELEASE THE EVIDENCE OR BE DAMNED.
No excuses. I don't want to hear any alleged expert say something along the lines of "Well, the situation is actually rather complicated..." I don't want to hear even a hint
of that nonsense.
Just release the evidence or be considered a co-conspirator
Most people don't know that the jets returned to the scene repeatedly
to pound that hospital again and again. There were no other targets.
MSF said that despite calls to US and Afghan military authorities in Kabul, the attacks lasted another 30 minutes, targeting the main hospital building housing the intensive care unit and emergency rooms.
"The bombs hit and then we heard the plane circle round," said Heman Nagarathnam, MSF's head of programmes in northern Afghanistan. "There was a pause, and then more bombs hit. This happened again and again. When I made it out from the office, the main hospital building was engulfed in flames."
"Those people that could had moved quickly to the building's two bunkers to seek safety. But patients who were unable to escape burned to death as they lay in their beds."
This was not a case of collateral damage. Why did they target Doctors Without Borders?