Sunday, March 05, 2017

US War on Humanity

US War on Humanity

by Stephen Lendman

Endless US wars rage in multiple theaters, Trump continuing Bush/Cheney/Obama aggression against sovereign independent countries posing no threat to America or any other country.

Civilians are harmed most in all wars. America and Israel consider them legitimate targets, massacring them mercilessly, accountability not forthcoming.

The Pentagon admitted to killing 220 civilians in Iraq and Syria since bombings began in 2014 - a flagrant insult to many thousands indiscriminately massacred by US warplanes in both countries.

A CENTCOM statement lied, saying “(a)lthough the Coalition takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties, in some incidents casualties are unavoidable.”

Advancing America’s imperium alone matters, mass slaughter and destruction considered a small price to pay. Pentagon investigations of US war crimes when conducted are routinely whitewashed. Imperial powers never say they’re sorry.

Last year, Amnesty International spuriously claimed only around 300 civilians were killed by US airstrikes in Syria. Thousands were massacred, countless numbers injured, many maimed for life, Iraqi civilians harmed the same way.

The Airwars monitoring group way undercounted casualties from US-led coalition terror-bombing, claiming at least 2,463.

Colin Powell once notoriously said “(w)e don’t do body counts.” He lied. The Pentagon estimates numbers killed, conceals accurate accounts, reveals what it wants the public to know - truth and full disclosure a nonstarter. 

Last month, a Military Times investigation revealed the Pentagon “failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.”

Concealing what’s going on “calls into question the accuracy of other Defense Department disclosures documenting everything from costs to casualty counts,” it said.

Since the 1990s Balkan wars, culminating with the 1999 rape of Yugoslavia, to US aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, complicit with Kiev against Donbass, partnered with Israeli wars on Palestine, millions of civilians perished from wars, related violence, preventable and treatable diseases, starvation and overall deprivation.

Coverup and denial conceal the horrors of US imperial aggression - continuing seamlessly under Trump, America’s latest warrior president.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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