This is coolbert:
Please don't let it be so, even if we know it is so.
From the New York Times:
"U.S. Admits Airstrike in Syria, Meant to Hit ISIS, Killed Syrian Troops"
"BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United States acknowledged on Saturday that its warplanes had carried out an airstrike in Syria that resulted in the deaths of Syrian government troops. American military officials said the pilots in the attack, in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, believed they were targeting the Islamic State."
"Russia’s defense ministry said the United States attack had killed 62 Syrian troops, wounded 100 more and opened the way for an Islamic State offensive."
NO WHERE is it mentioned that the Syrian troops as bombed were in CIVILIAN DRESS, BEING HELD AS PRISONER-OF-WAR, AND HUDDLED AMONG VEHICLES THOUGHT TO BE HEAVY MACHINE GUN EQUIPPED ISIL TECHNICALS!
Those pilots of the American warplanes reasonably thought they had Islamic State combatants in their sights and carried out the aerial raid in good faith? Pray that it is so!