Following the Kabul airport suicide bombing. After almost a week and increasing revelations that civilians were killed, in a revenge attack, ordered by US President Joe Biden. Top US General Frank McKenzie came out and confirmed the revelations, and apologised for killing ten innocent Afghanistan civilians including children, claiming it was a mistake.
This is the very first time that the US military have ever apologised for killing civilians in a drone strike.
But Frank McKenzie’s apology was bullshit. It wasn’t a mistake, it was how the US drone program works. According to leaked US Airforce documents 90% of those killed in US drone attacks are civilians. When you are hitting something 90% of the time that is your target.
Pat O’Dea is a unionist and human rights activist.