NY Times in-depth report says Biden droned the wrong guy, killed innocent aid worker, family of 10

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President Joe Biden faces accusations that he killed a family of 10 Afghans, including seven children, all so he could save face and not look weak following the preventable bombing near the airport in Kabul that left 13 U.S. service members dead.

The accusations stem from a bombshell report published by The New York Times on Friday laying out detailed evidence that the targets of the Aug. 29th drone strike in Kabul weren’t ISIS terrorists as claimed by the Biden administration.

The evidence strongly suggests the Biden administration mistook Zemari Ahmadi, a “longtime worker for a U.S. aid group,” as a terrorist when they spotted him “and a colleague loading canisters of water into his trunk to bring home to his family.”

“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,” the Times reported.

Recall that following the drone strike, the administration declared that it’d thwarted a group of ISIS suicide bombers from driving a vehicle full of bombs to the Hamid Karzai International Airport where evacuation flights were in progress.

Meanwhile, U.S. Central Command released a statement acknowledging “reports of civilian casualties” but alleged without evidence that the alleged bombs in the vehicle they’d targeted produced “substantial and powerful subsequent explosions.”

But according to the Times, the Biden administration’s claims now appear to be either blatant lies or gross errors in judgments.

“[A]n 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,” the Times confirmed in its report Friday.

“Experts who examined photos and videos pointed out that, although there was clear evidence of a missile strike and subsequent vehicle fire, there were no collapsed or blown-out walls, no destroyed vegetation, and only one dent in the entrance gate, indicating a single shock wave,” the report continued.

The Times also obtained witness testimony that contradicts assertions from U.S. officials that they had “reasonable certainty” at the time of the strike that no women, children, or other innocent noncombatants would be killed from it.

“[A]ccording to his relatives, as Mr. Ahmadi pulled into his courtyard, several of his children and his brothers’ children came out, excited to see him, and sat in the car as he backed it inside,” the Times’ shocking report reads.

“Mr. Ahmadi’s brother Romal was sitting on the ground floor with his wife when he heard the sound of the gate opening, and Mr. Ahmadi’s car entering. His adult cousin Naser had gone to fetch water for his ablutions, and greeted him,” the report adds.

That’s when the drone strike hit, killing Ahmadi, three of his children, three of his brother’s children, two 3-year-old girls, and one of his cousins.

Despite this trove of evidence, the Biden administration continues to maintain that it’d been in the right to execute a drone strike against Ahmadi.

“Two well-placed U.S. military sources [say] that the U.S. Central Command remains confident that the strike was based on accurate intelligence that showed the person in the car had bad intent, and that an investigation is underway into how many civilians were killed,” Fox News confirmed late Friday.

However, Ahmadi’s family members insisted to the Times that the idea he was a terrorist is beyond absurd.

They “questioned why Mr. Ahmadi would have a motivation to attack Americans when he had already applied for refugee resettlement in the United States,” according to the Times.

“His adult cousin Naser, a former U.S. military contractor, had also applied for resettlement. He had planned to marry his fiancée, Samia, last Friday so that she could be included in his immigration case,” as reported by the Times.

“All of them were innocent. You say he was ISIS, but he worked for the Americans,” Ahmadi’s other brother, Emal, said to the outlet.

This stunning report from the Times triggered large-scale outrage, with high-profile critics, including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald accusing the president of having authorized the drone strike for a positive headline.

Look:

Criticism was also aimed at the president’s top officials, from “sociopath” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby to “cold-blooded and pathological liar” Gen. Mark Milley.

Look:

A few defenders of Biden and his administration pushed back on the mounting criticism by either claiming the Times had been duped by Taliban propaganda or blaming former President Donald Trump, who hasn’t been in office for eight months.

Case in point:

Vivek Saxena

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