Recently we released a video exposing a devastatingly gruesome night raid. U.S. and allied special forces in Afghanistan murdered 2 civilian men, 2 pregnant women and a teenage girl in Gardez.
They then tried to hide their crime!
NATO smeared Times journalist Jerome Starkey when he initially reported this story.
But through our independent contacts in Afghanistan we knew his report was true.
Our video defending Starkey received more than 180,000 impressions, which helped the story get featured on The Huffington Post’s front page, MSNBC, CNN and C-SPAN.
We successfully elevating this story and NATO’s ISAF was held accountable.
On April 4, they admitted to killing all of the innocent victims, including the pregnant women.
I got the chance to speak with Mr. Mohammed on the phone and he was describing the horrific night his family and relatives were murdered. He said he wants an investigation.
Together we can help him by demanding an investigation and providing resources to make sure more of these stories are told.
There are over 1,200 comments on Huffington Post discussing this video and I would like to share some of them with you:
“It’s incidents like civilian deaths that recruit terrorists. How hard is that to understand? I initially supported the war, but after hearing reports like this, I’m not sure.”
“I have tried to have patience with the President and his administration but they are disappointing so many of us on so many levels that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to remain a supporter.”
“This is disturbing. Quite frankly, unacceptable.
If we do not have the capability or the sound intelligence to know the enemy from the innocent, leave now.”
By utilizing our exclusive contacts in Afghanistan, we have the ability to expose these atrocities.
We are changing hearts and minds.
But our work is not done.
Thank you for your help.
and the Brave New Foundation Team