Did a US Drone Kill an NGO Worker?
A video that is worth your time.
The following ~10 minute video is worth your time and raises the ongoing question of whether the drone war is efficacious or moral. It is about the drone strike in Kabul during the evacuation which was reported to have been perpetrated on an ISIS-K car that was preparing for an attack on the airport. The following suggests otherwise.
See, also, the NYT: Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb:
a New York Times investigation of video evidence, along with interviews with more than a dozen of the driver’s co-workers and family members in Kabul, raises doubts about the U.S. version of events, including whether explosives were present in the vehicle, whether the driver had a connection to ISIS, and whether there was a second explosion after the missile struck the car.
Military officials said they did not know the identity of the car’s driver when the drone fired, but deemed him suspicious because of how they interpreted his activities that day, saying that he possibly visited an ISIS safe house and, at one point, loaded what they thought could be explosives into the car.
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.