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 The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Huge. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?


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 The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Huge. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?

 Sara Rathod

ight months ago, on December 28, a warplane from the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, or ISIS, struck a building in the Syrian town of al-Bab that had been identified as a local headquarters for the militant group. It was just one of over a thousand airstrikes the coalition had launched up to that point. However, this building wasn’t simply a gathering place for militants or a storehouse for weapons.


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When 'we' kill hundreds of people with a bomb, it's not terrorism.

When 'they' do that, it is.

We're all going to end up being blind, or dead.


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It is almost silly that's reporter believes that the MSM will begin covering such gruesome atrocities more in the future. The only way MSM exists is by abiding the rules of reporting as outlaid by their corporate sponsors. Demonize who we tell you, praise everyone else, and avoid giving the Empire bad press. That is our corporate mantra!


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Q: The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Huge. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?

A: Because the military and their media mouthpieces fail to regard these people as human beings.


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The American MSM is complicit in the creation of ISIS (al Queda, The Taliban) and in the support of it in the early years of the war against terror. The US government is noted for creating, supporting and arming such indigenous groups to fight whatever pseudo enemy the US dreamed up, but then losing control of its creation. You might say the US is Dr. Frankenstein and ISIS is its monster.


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The war machine and its appetite for the deaths of uncounted innocent people continues unabated. Most modern wars are more about the killing of civilians than countering any supposed threats. All wars are atrocities. Never trust the people who say they are necessary, or unavoidable. The reverse is usually the case.


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so what are the alternatives--should we give IS a free hand to rape, enslave, murder and destroy, or send in ground troops? Just complaining about the fact that civilians are paying a heavy price doesn't solve the problem.


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The alternative is for America to stop being the leading terrorist organization on the planet. For American to stop kiling as a propblem solving tactic. For America to stop exporting more arms than any other country. For America to set a good example by being peaceful at home and abroad and for America to stop the theft of people and resources around the world. That would be a start but I'm not holding my breath.