China Pledges 'Day of Reckoning' for US Troops Exonerated of War Crimes 'in Many Countries'
"We condemn the brutal military intervention by the US in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria in the name of 'democracy' and 'human rights'. We call on the international community to look into the US military's war crimes of killing innocent civilians around the world and hold it accountable", he added.
The strike was in response to a Daesh-Khorasan* terrorist attack against US forces and a crowd of civilians outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport, where the US and its allies were in the final stages of evacuating from the country. Days earlier, the Taliban* had unexpectedly seized the capital without a fight as the US-backed government fled into exile.
"I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed", McKenzie said in September, when the findings of a Pentagon investigation were made public. "It was a mistake and I offer my sincere apology".
"'Sorry' isn't enough", US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted on Tuesday, quote-tweeting a video of McKenzie's September 17th apology.
"Sorry" isn't enough.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 17, 2021
Thousands have been killed in covert, unaccountable drone strikes over the past two decades.
We should be demanding accountability for anyone involved in this and a full inquiry into this and the entire drone program. https://t.co/61kZEZChUo
"What does this say to the families of children killed by drones? What does it say to our allies?", she asked.
Not one person punished for killing 10 innocent people, including 7 children.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 14, 2021
Meanwhile, Daniel Hale gets 45 months in prison for sharing information about our drone wars.
What does this say to the families of children killed by drones? What does it say to our allies? pic.twitter.com/49Q0Lt0KpP
"While the US talked about 'democracy' and 'human rights' at the 'Summit for Democracy', the innocent Afghan people who were gunned down by the US military were brushed aside and their families had no place to complain about their grievances", Wang noted. "This is the harsh reality brought to the world by the so-called 'democracy' and 'human rights' advocated by the US".