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The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War


Allowing for various interpretations of Airwars’ data, and assuming that, like such efforts in the past, it is capturing between 5 percent and 20 percent of actual deaths, a serious estimate of the number of civilians killed by the U.S.-led bombing campaign since 2014 would by now have to be somewhere between 25,000 and 190,000. 255 more words

U.S. says coalition airstrikes on ISIS have killed 352 civilians, NGO claims 3,000

WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) – At least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. 194 more words


The Shame of Killing Innocent People by -- Antiwar.com


Iran may be providing some weapons to the Houthi rebels, but it’s important to clarify what support the US has given to the Saudi-led coalition. 328 more words

US Airstrike Kills Family of Eight Fleeing Syria Fighting -- News from Antiwar.com


Unfortunately when you are not sure who the enemy is the response (or order) is to kill everything that moves.

While it may be an unfortunate incident, bad intel or collateral damage the real reason may be more grim. 21 more words

Endless Wars

By Dom Nozzi

March 23, 2017

I remember when people in the US used to be outraged by things like the Mai Lai massacre. We don’t even blink an eye now, which, I suppose, is part of being a Warrior Nation. 196 more words

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Why These Missile Strikes Won’t Make Things Better for the Syrian People

By Stephen Zunes

The U.S. bombing of Syria’s Al Shayrat air base has brought more death and destruction to that country and is unlikely to deter additional war crimes by the Syrian regime. 894 more words


Washington’s Supreme Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons and Civilian Deaths

The use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Army in Idlib is an atrocity and the pictures of dead children tug at the heart.  But the outrage of American politicians inside the beltway about it draws on the myths of American exceptionalism and Alzheimer’s of the political memory.  1,194 more words