Saturday, January 29, 2011
I Am Not A Terrorist, I Am A Child (Afghan Orphans Due To German/US Air ...
Afghan Orphans Due To German/US Air Strikes
THESE ARE THE VICTIMS AND ORPHANS FROM US/GERMAN AIRSTRIKE IN KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN. THESE PICTURES HAVE NEVER BEFORE BEEN RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC. Responding to a call by German forces, an American F-15E fighter jet struck two fuel tankers, killing a more than 150 people, 100 of which were civilians, mostly children.
In June 2010 Germany announced it would pay $5,000 to each of the families of over 100 civilian victims, as an ex gratia payment without admitting liability. The former Afghan Commerce Minister Amin Farhang described the $5,000—as a "laughable" sum.
(pictures' copyrights: Jürgen Todenhöfer)