Milley’s Righteous Drone Shoot

| September 18, 2021

CJCS Gen. Mark Milley, Biden’s handlers and the Pentagon in general are being slammed after initially claiming a successful, deadly drone attack in Kandahar days before pulling out of Afghanistan.

In a briefing a day after the 31 Aug withdrawal deadline, Milley repeatedly asserted the U.S. intelligence reliably reported individuals being targeted were members of ISIS-K, the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing attack conducted a few days earlier, that killed 13 U.S. service members and more than 160 Afghan civilians.

Sadly, this is far from the facts on the ground.

Botched Kabul drone strike latest furor involving Milley, who called the operation ‘righteous’

Milley has also faced criticism over revelations in a new book that reports he held secret phone calls with his Chinese counterpart

By Adam Shaw

A botched drone strike in Kabul aimed at ISIS-K terrorists, but that the Pentagon admitted on Friday instead killed an aid worker and members of his family including seven children, is the latest furor to involve Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley — who had called the strike “righteous” but on Friday described it as a “horrible tragedy.”

Head of the U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. announced Friday that it is unlikely any ISIS-K members were killed in a Kabul drone strike on Aug. 29, which led to multiple civilian casualties.

GENERAL SAYS IT IS UNLIKELY ISIS-K MEMBERS KILLED IN AUGUST KABUL DRONE STRIKE: ‘A TRAGIC MISTAKE’

“We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or a direct threat to US forces,” McKenzie said of the airstrike at a briefing, following an investigation by the military.

The drone strike, which was intended to target ISIS-K operatives, resulted in the deaths of an aid worker and up to nine of his family members, including seven children. According to U.S. officials, the strike on the vehicle, formerly believed to have been a threat that included bombs and that was operated by ISIS-K militants, took place after a suicide bombing at Kabul airport in Afghanistan killed 13 U.S. service members and civilians.

Milley earlier this month had defended the strike, even as the details were not fully clear.

“At this point, we think that the procedures were correctly followed and it was a righteous strike,” he said in a press briefing.

There is no end to the train wreck that is the current administration. Next on the hit parade, how to piss off America’s oldest ally to such an extent they recall their ambassador.

Category: Afghanistan, Biden, Big Pentagon, Dick Stepping

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  1. Anonymous says:

    First. 🙂

  2. Sapper3307 says:

    Can we cover the Australian submarine debacle?

  3. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Botch Biden:is there no Up he cannot F###?

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    What is the cost going to be to get rid of Milley Venality?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lot’s of ant-mandate ire about force vaccination today at Times Square in NYC:
    https://twitter.com/LeeroyPress/status/1439311460258263041

  6. ChipNASA says:

    Fuck up, move up.
    What comes after (P)Resident?

  7. QMC says:

    And yet, that asshole and Lloyd “ISIS is the JV team” Austin are still there securely in their jobs.

    No accountability and consequences for those at the top. Zero.

  8. Sarge says:

    Can we put General Milley under stupid people of the week?

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    The last time I heard someone use the word “righteous” was in a
    hippie movie where a guy was describing some weed.

  10. Mustang Major says:

    Take away Miley’s award of the righteous kill. What a clown.

  11. Old tanker says:

    Well to be fair, miley isn’t totally wrong. It was a successful drone strike in that the missile fired properly and hit a target. It was deadly in that multiple people died. It was only bad because they hit the wrong target and killed the wrong people. That means in today’s journalist parlance it was only a partially untrue statement / strike….

    • Hack Stone says:

      It was a mostly righteous drone strike, much like the mostly peaceful protests that ravaged the inner cities last summer.

  12. Green Thumb says:

    Kinda doing what he wants to do, huh?