Did our government lie in its report regarding the Kabul bombing?
The report stated that all damage done to our troops and civilians came from the explosion.
Ground reports differ, however, and now the families of the fallen are starting to ask some serious questions.
Tell Us the Truth
During the Kabul suicide bombing, 170 civilians and 13 American troops were killed.
After the bombing, General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. stated, “The investigation found that a single explosive device killed at least 170 Afghan civilians and 13 U.S. servicemembers by explosively directing ball bearings through a packed crowd and into our men and women at Abbey Gate.”
Marine Col. C.J. Douglas added, “there is no proof that any U.S. or Afghan person was injured or killed by gunfire.”
Soldiers who were interviewed say otherwise, however.
The Washington Post was able to obtain the full report, and troops on the ground reported hearing gunshots as well at least one interviewed soldier admitting that he had fired his weapon, and he did not even know what he was shooting at.
Shana Chappell, the mother of Kareem Nikoui, a marine who was slain in the attack, stated, “I talked to one kid personally, face-to-face at my son’s burial.
“That’s how I found out about gunfire. He showed me his scar and told me had been shot.”
She is not alone in questioning the report…
Kabul airport attack: Families of slain U.S. troops question whether Pentagon distorted investigation findings – The Washington Post
— James Gordon Meek (@meekwire) February 19, 2022
Something else that had not been made public was top brass decisions unnecessarily put our troops at higher risk.
While I am not surprised this administration lied, I am a bit surprised the media is not making more about the endless misinformation coming out of the White House and Pentagon right now.
Source: Daily Caller