They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Coalition Forces Kill Three Afghan Police


Coalition forces killed three Afghan policemen in the eastern Kunar province, after mistakenly identifying them as a danger, the U.S. military said.

The incident occurred yesterday when armed men who weren't in uniform approached a coalition checkpoint "at speed'' in an unmarked vehicle, Lieutenant Tamara Lawrence, a U.S. military spokeswoman, said today in a telephone interview from Kabul.

"The coalition forces at the checkpoint felt that they were in imminent danger,'' Lawrence said. "There were weapons inside the car and when the car failed to slow down, they fired." Read more

db: The report goes on to say that the US military spokesperson did not specify the nationality of the 'coalition' forces involved. That's a tough one to try and work out with few clues.