"What Was My Father's Crime?" Afghan Tells Story of His Father's Killing in a US Night Raid
"What was my father's crime? And what was the danger from him? He was 92 years old." On March 21, 2010, a joint US and Afghan force, likely including US special forces, killed a 92-year-old civilian, Abdul Ghani Khan, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. In this exclusive interview obtained by Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan campaign, the slain man's son, Zaitullah Ghiasi Wardak, relates the family's account of the night his father died. Khan's death is the latest in a string of civilian killings by US special forces in night raids. Earlier this year, special forces killed 3 women--two of them pregnant--along with two local Afghan government officials and then tried to cover it up. The US military strategy in Afghanistan is expected to rely even more heavily on special forces in the future. These incidents are moral outrages, and don't make Americans any safer. If you're fed up with this brutal, costly war, join us at facebook.com .
If you want to add your voice and contribute to this existing news event, use the event code
(Event Code: @11911892), that you will find on each news event page, as the first word of the
SMS or MMS message followed by a space then add your contribution (text, image or video). For example:
@11911892 This is an amazing video of Greg Norman hitting a hole-in-one in Sydney, Australia.
The first word of the message should be @11911892 (event code), to make sure the system attaches
your voice to the right news event.