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This is a discussion on US airstrike hits hospital within the News & Links forums, part of the General Discussion category; http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/03/asia/a...hospital/index . The U.S. has complained that Russia doesn't care about civilian casualties in it's air attacks, but then we pull this one off. How ...

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    US airstrike hits hospital

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/03/asia/a...hospital/index.

    The U.S. has complained that Russia doesn't care about civilian casualties in it's air attacks, but then we pull this one off. How does this happen? This cannot get dismissed as "collateral damage." This bombing raid went on for over an hour, striking the hospital and surgical area with precision. So much for "surgical precision."

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    Mistakes happen in war. An effective technique is to hide ordinance and other supplies under hospitals, orphanages, mosques and so on. If the other side dares to strike you get a big propaganda victory showing how evil and barbaric the other side is. What is the real story?
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    Bad intelligence and no forward Air controllers.
    Not the first won't be the last. We use to call it Friendly Fire. Right RPD?

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    I just can't get my mind around it. This hospital was established and known. It was the only surgery center in the region. Doctors Without Borders is a very well known organization. It's not like they had just set up a mobile M*A*S*H* tent. I realize that accidents happen and there are tragic deaths by friendly fire, but something went very, very wrong with this mission.
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    The politics and logistics of modern warfare are a bitch. I'm not sure what surprises me more; that this doesn't happen more often or that we even bother trying with the bazillion ROE's. It's war for crying out loud, not two-hand touch football!
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    So just "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out?" The U.S. has prided itself on the pinpoint accuracy of its surgical air strikes. Yes, there are going to be civilian casualties, although we try hard (maybe too hard sometimes) to avoid them. But a well known hospital, for crying out loud????

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNprepper View Post
    I just can't get my mind around it. This hospital was established and known. It was the only surgery center in the region. Doctors Without Borders is a very well known organization. It's not like they had just set up a mobile M*A*S*H* tent. I realize that accidents happen and there are tragic deaths by friendly fire, but something went very, very wrong with this mission.
    I think this happens way more than we know. =(
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    Maybe so, Mish. But Doctors Without Borders is not going to be quiet about this.

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    And they should not be quiet. But in war, shit happens. A lot of the GPS systems in
    aircraft are programed with where not to go and drop ordinance. All it takes is a typo.
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    It definitely took the wind out of Obama's sails in criticizing Russian air strikes on Assad's enemies in Syria, didn't it?
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