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Spain to sell 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia | Herald Sun

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 14, 2018

Borrell said the laser-guided bombs hit their targets with “extraordinary precision” of within one metre.

We have been hearing bout the accuracy of laser guided munitions since desert storm. The government tells us “80% success rate” then months later, the truth.

The Saudi’s are already pretty good at hitting hospitals and school buses. But then they have US helping them.

https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/spain-to-sell-400-bombs-to-saudi-arabia/news-story/53869f3f06f3f5b757be7a3d986765af

Reuters

Spain will go ahead with the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia after the deal was previously halted amid concerns over the Saudi role in the war in Yemen.

“The decision is that these bombs will be delivered to honour a contract that comes from 2015, and was made by the previous government,” Foreign Minister Josep Borrell told Onda Cero radio.

Human rights groups including Amnesty International have denounced Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies in a war which the United Nations says has killed more than 10,000 people and left 8.4 million on the brink of famine.

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US, UK and France ‘inflicted worst destruction in decades on Raqqa’, by Patrick Cockburn – The Unz Review

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 6, 2018

How do you know the government is lying? When it talks about civilian causalities, weapon accuracy and…well…whenever  it speaks.

http://www.unz.com/pcockburn/us-uk-and-france-inflicted-worst-destruction-in-decades-on-raqqa/

Air and artillery strikes by the US and its allies inflicted devastating loss of life on civilians in the Isis-held city of Raqqa, according to an Amnesty International report. It contradicts claims by the US, along with Britain and France, that they precisely targeted Isis fighters and positions during the four month siege that destroyed large swathes of the city.

“On the ground in Raqqa we witnessed a level of destruction comparable to anything we have seen in decades of covering the impact of wars,” says Donatella Rovera, a senior crisis response adviser at Amnesty. She says that the coalition’s claim that it had conducted a precision bombing campaign that caused few civilian casualties does not stand up to scrutiny. She quotes a senior US military officer as saying that “more artillery shells were launched into Raqqa than anywhere since the end of the Vietnam war”. Read the rest of this entry »

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’54 Palestinians die’ as Israel refuses medical permits | News | Al Jazeera

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 14, 2018

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/palestinians-die-israel-refuses-medical-permits-180213122412689.html

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Israel was responsible for at least 54 Palestinian deaths last year as it rejected hundreds of medical permit requests it received from Gaza residents seeking treatment outside the besieged strip, rights groups have said.

In a joint statement on Tuesday, the Gaza-based Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI), highlighted the immediate need for Israel to end its decade-long siege of the Gaza Strip. Read the rest of this entry »

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US Airstrikes Are Wiping Out Entire Families in Yemen and Syria

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 31, 2017

http://theantimedia.org/us-airstrikes-killing-families-syria-yemen/

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(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  The United States is killing entire families in Raqqa, Syria, and enabling Saudi Arabia to do the same in Yemen.

In June of this year, the U.S. led a campaign to retake the city of Raqqa from ISIS fighters while the Russian and Syrian militaries were also attempting to do the same thing. In the first week of fighting, U.N. war crimes investigators warned that the U.S. had already killed 300 civilians from air strikes alone in that seven day period. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkey detains 10 at human rights meeting, U.S., EU concerned | Reuters

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 9, 2017

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-detentions-idUSKBN19R0E6

By Daren Butler and Can Sezer | ISTANBUL

Turkish police have detained 10 people including the local director of Amnesty International and other rights activists on suspicion of membership of a terrorist organization, Amnesty said on Thursday in what it called a “grotesque abuse of power”.

The detentions came less than a month after a court ordered the arrest of the chairman of Amnesty’s Turkey branch, Taner Kilic, on the same charge in a crackdown following an attempted military coup in July 2016. Kilic remains in jail pending trial.

Just another day in NATO member, poison supplying, ISIS and Al Qaeda supporting and trusted US ally Turkey.

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US Military Sent over $1 Billion Worth of Light Weapons To “Multiple Armed Groups” in Iraq | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 5, 2017

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-military-sent-over-1-billion-worth-of-light-weapons-to-multiple-armed-groups-in-iraq/5592502

Amply documented, the US and its allies are supplying weapons, training and military equipment to numerous Al Qaeda affiliated rebels (including ISIS) acting on behalf of their State sponsors.

According to Amnesty, the sending of weapons to multiple rebel groups is justified. The killing of civilians is not an issue. The failures of the US Army outlined in the DoD report pertain to errors in monitoring, delivery, record-keeping and human error: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Left Is Self-Destructing — Paul Craig Roberts – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 1, 2017

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/01/30/left-self-destructing-paul-craig-roberts/

One might think that Amnesty International should be fighting against the Bush/Cheney/Obama regime wars that have produced the refugees by killing and displacing millions of Muslims. For example, the ongoing war that Obama inflicted on Yemen results in the death of one Yemeni child every 10 minutes, according to UNICEF. Where is Amnesty International?

The easiest and surest way for the Trump administration to stop the refugee problem, not only for the US but also for Europe and the West in general, is to stop the wars against Muslim countries that his predecessors started.

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