In memory of

 

Ali Sajid Dad, 1, a son

Fereshta Dad, 9, a daughter

died at 7 A.M. on Sunday, October 28, 2001

in the poor neighborhood of Qala-e-Khater of Kabul. Sahib Dad, in his 30s, described how his 2 children died, “my little girl had kneeled down in front of the window, she was fascinated by the US planes flying over our home. Those were the same planes that took her life minutes later.” Sahib said his infant son’s body flew halfway across the house when the US bomb hit, but he could not recover the little boy’s body before he spent several days digging through the rubble of his home. The corpse had ended up tangled in the family’s living room carpet. Sahib vividly remembers the scene: the boiling, choking cloud of dust, the screams of the injured, and the neighbors’ frantic, bare-handed scramble to pull bodies and survivors from the rubble. He asked, “why do they use such bombs, it’s such an inaccurate way of getting the enemy?” Yes, it’s easier to understand if it is you who is being bombed. Dad says that since then he has never seen an American face, never received an apology, never been compensated. The Taliban did bring cotton to wrap his dead and also food, money and medical care for his wife’s head injury.

A U.S Navy fighter drops a 500 lb GBU-12 “precision” laser-guided bomb made by Raytheon