(PresidentialWire.com)- A new analysis piece from the New York Times reveals how the Biden administration could have committed a war crime during a last-minute scramble to establish some kind of credibility during the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
The decision by the Biden administration told reporters on August 28 that an “over the horizon” counterterrorism operation had taken out two “high profile” targets from ISIS-K, the offshoot of the Taliban that didn’t accept the deal made between the United States and the Taliban. And at the time, the media didn’t even doubt the legitimacy of the operation or consider the possibility that Major General Hank Taylor might not have been entirely truthful about the situation.
But according to the New York Times – which apparently does some honest work, occasionally – the driver of a vehicle that was targeted in the attack was actually a long-time worker for a United States aid group. The man, Zemari Ahmadi, was carrying water in his vehicle and not explosives.
You can see Major Taylor making the claim in a video clip over at The Hill, and he says it with great authority. Nobody would have had any reason to doubt what he was saying was true.
But in the report by The Times, the United States military has only so far accepted that their only fault was potentially killing three civilians in the strike. The truth, however, is that 10 people appear to have died in the failed strike, including seven children.
The newspaper pieced together a timeline of events by speaking to more than a dozen family members of the driver, which reveal how Ahmadi was an electrical engineer for Nutrition and Education International, which is a California-based aid organization. The timeline reveals how the morning of the attack, Ahmadi was called by his boss at 8:45 am and asked to come and pick up his laptop.
As he was traveling in his Toyota Corolla at 9am, surveillance operations began and an MQ-9 Reaper drone tracked him across Kabul, watching him pick up his breakfast and then heading to his office.
At 2:30 pm he filled up his containers with water to distribute them to those in need and headed home at 4pm.
It was at 4:50pm that he finally arrived home when then drove, after hours of stalked, dropped bombs on his property and killed him and multiple members of his family.
The U.S. military killed a man who worked at a U.S. aid company and potentially as many as 9 innocent civilians.