Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Pentagon Keeping America Safe… Blowing Up Syrian Sheepherder Father of 10

Posted by M. C. on May 23, 2023

by Walt Zlotow

Lotifi Hassan Misto was going about his business herding sheep in Syria’s Idlib province May 18 when a US drone strike blew him to smithereens.

Pentagon officials immediately announced we killed an al-Qaeda leader bent on terrorizing the homeland. That could well have been a recorded response that has been played hundreds, maybe thousands of times since the War of Terror began 22 years ago this September.

But the Pentagon fable quickly fell apart when family members came forward to defend Misto and grieve for his 10 kids now without a dad. They were backed up by terrorism experts who told the Washington Post Misto was likely not affiliated with al-Qaeda.

Pentagon official offered an “oops” stating “We are no longer confident we killed a senior AQ official.” 

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