US CENTCOM Now Backtracking on Drone Strike That Killed Children: 'It's Unclear What Happened'

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We’ve been talking a lot about Joe Biden and the mess he’s made of Afghanistan. But all of his team appear to be clowns, right down the line. Now we have the problem of who is more honest: the locals on the ground in the now Taliban-controlled Kabul or our own leaders who have repeatedly lied to us?

The Pentagon told us just yesterday there were “no civilian casualties” in the strike they claim was against ISIS-K bombers near the airport.

As we then reported, there were multiple civilian casualties, with the latest reports saying 10 people killed, most members of one family — seven children, with four under the age of five, the youngest being two years old. They were killed while getting out of a car, reportedly. The remaining family told a local journalist that they were “an ordinary family.” “We are not ISIS or Daesh and this was a family home — where my brothers lived with their families,” a brother said.

“All the neighbors tried to help and brought water to put out the fire and I saw that there were five or six people dead,” a neighbor of the family told CNN. “The father of the family and another young boy and there were two children. They were dead. They were in pieces. There were [also] two wounded.”

One of them had been a contractor for the U.S. who had come to Kabul to try to evacuate.

US Central Command is now changing their tune.

“It is unclear what may have happened, and we are investigating further,” Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for US Central Command, said in a statement.

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby now saying, “We’re not in a position to dispute it right now.”

The Pentagon suggested civilians could have been injured in secondary explosions after the ISIS car was hit. But people on the ground were saying there was only one explosion.

So what went on here? And why are they never straight with what they are saying? Imagine if we weren’t able to get other news from social media and go around their planned statements.

Let’s hope that they did take out ISIS folks. Were they relying on Taliban intelligence? But now they created new problems in the area including killing someone they probably should have been saving. Once again, they just put a spike in their credibility.