Suddenly, his bedroom doors banged open and dozens of silhouetted figures burst in, some shouting in a strange language.
The intruders blindfolded Hedayatullah and, screaming with fury, forced him to the ground.
An Afghan voice told him not to move or speak, or he would be killed.
He could hear his nephew, eight months old, crying hysterically.
Then came the sound of an automatic rifle, after which his nephew fell silent.
The rest of the family — 18 people in all, including aunts, uncles, and cousins — was herded outside into the darkness.
The Afghan voice explained to Hedayatullah’s terrified mother, ”We are the Afghan National Army, here to accompany the American military.
The Americans have killed one of your sons and his two children. When she heard this, she started screaming, slamming her fists into her chest in anguish.
They also shot his wife and they’re taking her to the hospital.” ”Why? The Afghan soldiers left her and loaded Hedayatullah and his cousin into the back of a military van, after which they drove off with an American convoy into the black of night.
The next day the Afghan forces released Hedayatullah and his cousin, calling the whole raid a mistake.
Tänk om våra politiker ville läsa denna artikel i sin HELHET, om detta fullständigt outhärdliga krig och situationen för Afghanistans alla fattiga. Kunde inte våra folkvalda äntligen börja tänka efter?
Fortfarande tycks nu många tro på ”det goda kriget”.