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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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VIDEO: US warplanes bomb ISIS neighborhoods in Raqqa with incendiary airstrikes

Posted by M. C. Fox on October 25, 2017

White phosphorous, it is like napalm except without the fire. The effect is the same when it hits you.

The US isn’t the only one to use banned chemical weapons. Then there is Hillary and Syrian rebels.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-us-warplanes-bomb-isis-neighborhoods-raqqa-illegal-incendiary-airstrikes/  Read the rest of this entry »

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The US Is Bombing the Syrian City of Raqqa Into Complete Devastation

Posted by M. C. Fox on October 25, 2017

The surgery was a success but the patient died.

http://theantimedia.org/us-bombing-raqqa-syria/

(ANTIMEDIA)  The United States has been bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa into complete devastation at the rate of at least one air-delivered munition every 8 minutes, according to monitoring group Airwars. The organization found that in August, there was a sharp increase in the number of bombs the U.S.-led coalition dropped. This resulted in at least 433 civilian deaths in that month alone.

From Airwars’ monthly report:

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The Pentagon’s $2.2 Billion Soviet Arms Pipeline Flooding Syria :: Balkan Insight

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 14, 2017

Do you think Kim Jung Un has not noticed this?

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/the-pentagon-s-2-2-billion-soviet-arms-pipeline-flooding-syria-09-12-2017

The Pentagon is on a spending spree as it scrabbles to amass vast quantities of Soviet-style weapons and ammunition. But it’s running into problems sourcing them, and is using misleading legal documents to disguise their final destination: Syria.

The weapons and ammunition that the Pentagon is supplying to Syria are dispatched through a sprawling logistical network, including an army of arms dealers, shipping companies, cargo airlines, German military bases and Balkan airports and ports. 

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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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US Dismisses UN Plea: Won’t Stop Bombing Civilians in Raqqa – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 27, 2017

‘Kill anything that moves’ is not just a saying or something from a movie, it is an accepted strategy.

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/08/25/us-dismisses-un-plea-wont-stop-bombing-civilians-in-raqqa/

That’s unsurprising, as the Pentagon has gone out of their way to downplay the huge civilian toll of their ISIS air war, and appears to be confident that they can continue to mislead everyone about the number of people actually being killed in their strikes long enough to defeat ISIS outright.
The media does what it is told and avoids reporting civilian murder like the plague.

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Imperial Murder in the Levant – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 13, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/03/eric-margolis/imperial-murder-levant/

Why Raqqa was not taken a year ago or more remains one of the war’s major mysteries.  As I’ve previously written, I suspect that the US and Saudi Arabia originally helped create and arm ISIS to be used against Syria’s government and Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.   The US has long pretended to fight ISIS but has barely done so in reality.

History shows it’s also easy to lie, flag-wave and bluster into war but awfully hard to get out.  Trump, whose main information sources appears to be Fox fake TV news, does yet seem to understand this verity.   He should have a good look at Afghanistan, America’s longest war, now in its 16th year of stalemate.   The Pentagon, heedless that Afghanistan is known as ‘the Graveyard of Empires,’ wants more troops.

Trump said he wanted US out. The CIA and the Pentagon along with Fox News seem to be perveyors of Fake News. Trump is buying their baloney.

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