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Afghan Hospital Hit By US Airstrike Run By Doctors Without Borders Was Haven For Taliban Terrorists

October 8, 2015

Official: Afghan Hospital Targeted By US Air Strike And Run By Doctors Without Borders Sheltered Taliban Fighters

October 6, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – At 2:15 am, Saturday local time, a hospital in the embattled Afghan city of Kunduz [for further reference, please see our September 28 coverage, Asleep At The Switch, Again: Obama Malfeasance Gives Taliban Historic Win , PipeLineNews.org] was hit by a U.S. airstrike in response to hostile fire which was coming from the upper floor windows of the facility. The hospital is run by Medecins Sans Frontieres a French group which along with its affiliate, Doctors Without Borders has a history of providing aid to Muslim enemy fighters.

For example even the hard left leaning Wikipedia detailed some of the activities of Medcins Sans Frontiers:

"In December 1979, after the Soviet army had invaded Afghanistan, field missions were immediately set up to provide medical aid to the mujahideen…"

A 2007 piece in the liberal Jerusalem Post tied a Doctors Without Borders worker to a plot to assassinate then Israeli PM Ehud Olmert.

"A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip who works for the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders has been arrested for allegedly plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Thursday. Mazab Bashir, 25, from Deir el-Balah began working with Doctors Without Borders five years ago. On April 19, he confessed during a Shin Bet interrogation that for months, he had been collecting intelligence on senior Israeli officials - including Olmert and a number of Knesset members." [source, Yaakov Katz, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) staffer plotted to kill Olmert , JPost, cross-posted by NGO Monitor]

In a 2013 NPR interview conducted by Melissa Block, Stephen Cornish the executive director of Doctors Without Borders Canada didn't hesitate to state that his group provided medical services for Islamic "fighters" in Syria. The activity is taking place outside the areas under control by the Assad forces so what we are really talking about here are most likely Sunni mujahideen which could include members of the Al-Nusra Front or even ISIS terrorists.

"BLOCK: And you were in rebel-controlled areas in the northern part of Syria…You mean, in other words, that the fighters are getting priority for medical care and the civilians are suffering for that.

CORNISH: Unfortunately, that is sometimes the reality on the ground. Some of the surgeries we visited, you could tell that because not only there were no civilians on the wards but there were also no beds or toilet facilities for women. So it's kind of a dead giveaway." [source, Doctor: 'We Truly Are Failing The Syrian People', NPR]

Upon that rather uncomfortable disclosure, the PBS interview abruptly ends…but the controversy has only intensified since then.

In an October 4 article written by Daniel Greenfield for FrontPageMag, the author claims that, " It's Time to Treat Doctors Without Borders as a Terrorist Organization ," due to its numerous "entanglements" with terrorist Muslims.

When it comes to lefty orthodoxy, few news sources can top the Washington Post, which reported on October 4:

"In Kunduz, the acting governor, Hamdullah Danishi, also suggested that the airstrike was warranted. He said Taliban fighters had been using the Doctors Without Borders compound to plot and carry out attacks across the city, including firing rocket-propelled grenades from the property. ‘The hospital campus was 100 percent used by the Taliban,' Danishi said. ‘The hospital has a vast garden, and the Taliban were there. We tolerated their firing for some time' before responding." [source, Tim Craig and Craig, Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic , Whitlock, WashPost]

That an NGO would work in such a manner isn't surprising, however President Obama has seized on the opportunity in what appears to be a game-changer, ordering his corrupt U.S. Department of Justice to engage in a full scale "review," of a matter which is entirely military.

According to numerous news sources including the UK Daily Mail, The White House: DOJ will also probe air strike on Afghan hospital ]

"The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate the deadly air strike that hit a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, joining other probes being conducted by the Pentagon, NATO and a U.S.-Afghan team, the White House said on Tuesday."

Clearly then we have another case of the president acting as a terror enabler to the detriment of his country [assuming for sake of argument that his country of origin actually is the United States] and of the military which he commands.

Obama's actions in this and related matters, where America's defenders are being singled out for prosecution by a president who seems to have taken leave of his senses, is destroying what's left of the Armed Forces' morale. By his actions the CIC is directly aiding and abetting the Islamist enemy and further undercutting even the meager efforts that the West is taking to protect itself from the onrushing jihad.

Last point…that Obama is striking out in this manner against the military as Afghanistan is rapidly falling apart either due to his ineptitude or possibly according to plan, makes this an extraordinarily important development, the negative consequences of which will reverberate for a long time throughout national security circles.

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