In Sympathy for

 

Shah Bibi, wife

injured around 2 AM, July 1, 2002

in the village of Kakarak in Uruzgan Province. Shah Bibi, wife of Shah Wali (35, farmer), a village dressmaker, survived the ferocious U.S. attack with only a broken leg. She recalls, “one minute we were all dancing in he headlights of a tractor, drumming, singing, children setting off firecrackers and men firing Kalashnikovs as we do to mark a celebration, then suddenly the bombs started dropping…there was so much noise that we never heard the planes coming. Then it was chaos, dust everywhere, bodies flying like straw.”

“Civilian bodies flying like straw”….effect of a U.S. “precision” strike