Remember that drone strike that the Biden administration lauded after the Kabul terror attack?
At the time, the administration called it a “righteous” strike, but it also refused to give more details about the attack.
We were among the first to report the strike had possibly taken out innocents, a report that was later confirmed by the White House (click here to read that report).
Now, however, we are learning the entire narrative initially put out by the White House could have been a complete lie.
Aid Worker Possibly Killed
Had the strike taken out a high-value target, that name would have been released. Of that I have no doubt.
The administration never released a name. In fact, the administration gave out very few details.
Soon after the strike took place, we saw posts on Twitter that a young child was allegedly killed by the strike. Following reports stated that as many as 10 innocents were possibly killed, including seven children.
Now, the New York Times has reported that the target of the missile was not actually an ISIS-K member, but instead an Afghan aid worker that has been working for a U.S. aid group for quite some time.
The report stated, “Times reporting has identified the driver as Zemari Ahmadi, a longtime worker for a U.S. aid group.
“The evidence suggests that his travels that day actually involved transporting colleagues to and from work.
“And an analysis of video feeds showed that what the military may have seen was Mr. Ahmadi and a colleague loading canisters of water into his trunk to bring home to his family.”
Ahmadi was a 14-year employee of Nutrition & Education International, a U.S. NGO that fights malnutrition. He helped start up soy factories, repair machinery, transport his colleagues and distribute food from his Corolla to displaced Afghans. pic.twitter.com/S7r1TyHBs0
— Evan Hill (@evanhill) September 10, 2021
General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had stated after the fact that a second explosion was responsible for the killing of civilians, not the missile attack.
That, however, may also be a lie.
At the time of the strike, we found several posts on Twitter by those in the area that only one explosion had taken place, casting doubt on Milley’s statement.
The Times reporting also found that Milley may have been lying.
The report stated, “But an examination of the scene of the strike, conducted by the Times visual investigations team and a Times reporter the morning afterward, and followed up with a second visit four days later, found no evidence of a second, more powerful explosion.”
Keep in mind, most mainstream media outlets have completely overlooked the fact a child was killed in this strike, something that never would have taken place had this happened with a Republican in office.
You can bet your last dollar that if that strike had been carried out with the same results when Trump was in office, it would have been all over front-page headlines and leading on the 6:00 p.m. news.
As bad as that was, at least the White House had the “fact” that a target had been taken out to try to justify the collateral damage.
If the Times reporting is accurate, it means no target was taken out and only innocents were killed.
Using the rhetoric of Democrats when Trump took out General Soleimani, this could constitute a war crime by Joe Biden (and we can put Milley in there since he was trying to cover it up).
The White House has not yet responded to inquiries about this latest report, which is completely unacceptable.
This administration must now prove it not only took out an ISIS-K target, but we now need to see absolute proof of the target.
Anything less is simply unacceptable.