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Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq


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Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq

Nicolas J S Davies

USA Today revealed on April 19th that U.S. air forces have been operating under looser rules of engagement in Iraq and Syria since last fall. The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders air strikes that are expected to kill up to 10 civilians without prior approval from U.S. Central Command, and U.S. officials acknowledge that air strikes are killing more civilians under the new rules.


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Meanwhile Hillary wants more war and greater involvement in the middle east. Maybe war with Iran too?


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Yep, vote for Hillary if you want more of the same.


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The ease with which the military can dismiss civilians as expendable illustrates in grisly detail how out of control the war machine has become. Those who excuse this criminal behavior, here at home, will likely live to see the day when this monster turns agains them in a way that goes beyond what it already costs in dollars taken that could be used to improve life within our borders. A military, CIA and security establishment that ignores international law is not likely to let domestic law get in its way when someone attempts to unplug the war machine.


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"U. S. officials acknowledge that air strikes are killing more civilians under new rules."

This is nothing but the cold-blooded murders of innocent people. And the fact that " officials" can make such a feckless statement about the murders of fellow innocent human beings is just unconscionable! INSANITY!


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Read Seymour Hersh's opinion of what Washington thinks of civilian casualties. There is some other good stuff here.

http://www.alternet.org/world/exclusive-interview-seymour-hersh-dishes-saudi-oil-money-bribes-and-killing-osama-bin-laden

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Yet in another statement , that relating to Kunduz Hospital, they claim no wrong done as there no intent.

Acknowledging that Civilians are killed as one launches an airstrike and launching said strike anyways is intent. There simply no other way to parse this and yet they do and people defend that parsing.


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Glad Obama could laugh it up at the Press dinner. He's such a "good" man. So much better than Bush.


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Amerika is and has been for a long time a military run by fascists. Untold millions of Americans and people in foreign countries murdered and maimed for what? A MILITARY FRANKENSTEIN! Defended by the most politically ignorant; the most brainwashed; and people with vested interests and those ad hominem, vested interests are more important than innocent human lives.


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If Killary Rotten Clinton starts a war with Russia, Washington will become as bombed out as Baghdad. Ferguson Mo will be a bigger war zone than it was before. London will be in worse shape than the movie"London Has Fallen. It will fall & will not be able to get up.