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UN Investigator: US Coalition Airstrikes Causing 'Staggering Loss of Life' in Syria


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UN Investigator: US Coalition Airstrikes Causing 'Staggering Loss of Life' in Syria

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Intensified airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State are responsible for a "staggering loss of civilian life" in Raqqa, Syria, a United Nations investigator said Wednesday.


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Please explain the difference between Saudi Arabia being the Islamic State and what you state as ISIL.


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(Tongue in cheek) The Saudis are a (corporatist) "royal family" dontcha know while ISIL/ISIS is portrayed as a rag-tag group of violent jihadists practicing a bastardized version of Islam: Islamists. Yup, the similarities are glaring.


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Don't they both receive funding and weapons from the usa? The real question is, what is the difference between Islamic terrorists and the war on terror warriors?


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While slaughtering civilians in Raqqa to "liberate" them the US coalition has allowed ISIS fighters to escape toward the south, pushing them into confrontation with the Syrian army.

The US coalition did the same thing when "liberating" Mosul - slaughtered countless civilians while allowing ISIS fighters to escape into Syria.

It is obvious the US is (still) using ISIS to tear Syria apart.


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And how many killed just in Iraq perpetual war (violence from war) alone? 176,060 – 196,903.
Displaced a minimum of 2 million . . .

Are we not damned good at this shit? Good thing we are a Christian Nation.


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We are the #1 most feared nation and military force in the world.

By the very definition of the word, that makes us the world's #1 terrorist organization.

terrorism noun:
the use of violent action in order to achieve political aims or to force a government to act

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/topic/terrorism/terrorism

For those who refuse to accept such an elementary fact, just as the Sun sets in the West, then please tell me upon what plane of reality you are living? Or do you publish your own dictionary? Or is that euphoric drug you take legal and available?

"War is rich old men protecting their property by sending middle class and lower class young men off to die. It always has been."
----George Carlin (RIP)


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The # 1 terrorist nation, imperialist amerika; that is where terrorism must be defeated! Start with the white house, continue to the halls of congress, the corporate board rooms, and the pentagon! These murderers Must be punished, removed from power, thrown in prison for the rest of their sorry lives!


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This is what happens when you let generals run a war. With no consideration for global political concerns, they are free to incur collateral damage as needed to obtain a purely military goal. This has to stop now!


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The U.S., as a proxy for the Anglo-Euro-American banking cartel and its corporations, along with a coalition of proxies, including the UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Turkey, have never been "fighting terrorism." Never.

The cartel created ISIS, and al Qaeda before that, and use these tools to create an excuse for violate international law and destroy any nation that still controls its own central bank and currency (Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and Cuba), or that stands in the way of some secondary means of stealing resources and value from those who create it.

Slaughtering people meets a number of cartel objectives: power, profit, propaganda, and population reduction.


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This is what happens when you have an ignorant population that is not just apathetic about war crimes but actively defends them. I won't mention who, but you can even find defenders on this site.


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Thank you. Excellent site, :heart_eyes: Colorado!!!

And another Orwell quote from his essay, "Politics and the English Language". Why this? because all people who are persuaded to vote against their very own interests, do so mainly by being blinded by political language, and the inability to understand it.

"In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenceless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements."

And we can include the infamous euphemism for killing innocent civilians in war, popularized by The Shrub (aka--W) during 2nd Iraq War, "collateral damage."

http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit


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This is called "mission accomplished". This is American/Israeli policy, and for those paying attention more CLARITY on US foreign policy in the middle East. More borrowed money down the rat hole. WHEN will this death spiral end!????