On Sunday, NATO copped to killing at least nine civilians in a strike in Central Tripoli, blaming a “weapons system failure,” but when a second incident in the suburb of Sorman came out the very next morning, they angrily denied involvement, saying warplanes weren’t even operating near the area.
But they were. NATO has now abandoned that denial and admits that they did attack the compound in Sorman, claiming it was a military “command and control” center. Media were taken to the site yesterday and shown the bodies of slain civilians, including children.
The Sorman attack killed at least 15 people according to officials, including three children. NATO said it was “aware” of the claim but had no way of verifying if it was true. Unlike Sunday’s killings, however, they offered no apology, and Canadian Gen. Bouchard, the commander of the war, vowed to continue to launch such attacks.
Which isn’t sitting well with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, who warned the killings of civilians was putting the alliance’s credibility at risk. NATO is nominally in Libya to “protect civilians” under a UN resolution authorizing a no-fly zone.
17 thoughts on “NATO Abandons Denial, Admits to Libya Attack That Killed 15”
They are killing civilians to protect civilians. How I wish, that any participating country would offer leading politicians as hostages from their own free will and honest determination and trust in not doing anything any wrong, that would be killed, one for one, every time one innocent in Libya got killed by NATO.
That would be spectacular! " WHAT? Claiming my own PERSON? On second thought I will vote against any NATO participation!"
Actually, they 'admitted' it while blaming some equipment glitch. Some admission, eh? Uuuuuh, my toaster short circuited and 15 people are dead. Oops! Seriously!
US/NATO says "we didn't kill those people. Wait our bad, we did kill those people." One ringing endorsement for lunacy at the controls of humanitarian intervention.
So would this be 'kinetic military atrocity'?
Its okay folks, they aren't killing them! They are liberating them!-this I know, for Dear Leader told me so.
In their view (NATO) everything and everywhere is a military.., "a precision air strike against a "high-level" command and control node." This is simply a sickening gesture yet it is the nature of NATO and its masters in command Like Mr. Rasmussen, the Danish – Denmark racists minister who later has become the NATO chief.
Do you remember this story about Iraq war: The first was the appearance of a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl before a US congressional committee to testify how, as a volunteer hospital nurse, she had seen Iraqi soldiers tip babies out of incubators and leave them to die on the floor. Her account was greeted with outrage until, some time later, it was revealed that the girl was the well-coached daughter of Kuwait's ambassador in Washington who had never left the US during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
And do you remember this story: CNN's Peter Arnett reported that the US had destroyed a baby milk factory on the western outskirts of Baghdad, while the Pentagon furiously maintained the facility was making biological weapons.
This is why we call the US and NATO countries (EU – English – France and others) nothing but a militarism regime, the long arm of US land grabbing force.., there is no democracy, just a rhetoric that needs to be faced by people and people in the streets demanding it to “change“.
Look: this is your problem at home : Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gaston, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up. He's now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week. And when it comes to Europe.., there more stories like this.
Source.., Look out Yahoo News.
There must be a section in official NATO dotrine somewhere that says to initially deny all attacks on civilians or attacks where civilians are killed, no matter if they are true or false, no matter how much evidence there is. This has happened countless times in afghanistan. I swear NATO are worse than the US military when it comes to lying about virtually everything and committing illegal acts of war!
It's the nature of the beast. The US does the same thing. And so does Master Israel. At first, lie, lie, lie. If/when in doubt, then, deny, deny, deny. Then, somewhat admit to it but blame someone or something else – preferably, the victim. It's Hasbara 101.
Why does this sound suspiciously like the Vietnam-era "We had to destroy the village in order to save it" statement?
History does indeed repeat itself, and usually not in good ways.
What marvelous progress USA is making. These people may be dead but make no mistake – our president will never be heard describing them as wogs or nig-nogs, even in private. Makes one proud to be an American doesn't it?
It is a replay of the bombing of Serbia. Once military targets were taken out, then the civilian infrastructure went. But later, targets started to include distinctly civilian objects: bridges with a passenger train on it, marketplace full of shoppers, the same marketplace once the ambulances arrived to get more casualties, hospitals, including maternity hospital, hundreds of elementary and high schools, appartment buildings, ordinary homes. There was similarly a denial, as the casualties were "not independently verified", followed by a claim of the target being a military "node", or military "hiding" in schools, etc. As for the train, I remember clownish Jamie Shae showing a video claiming that the train was going TOO FAST, and therefore happened to be on a bridge NATO was taking out! Too fast? Now of course, if the train was slower, it would have just plunged into the gorge at the point where the bombed bridge stood a little earlier. That would have been only an accident! Looks like the last military "node" involved a birthday party of a four year old. Did they celebrate the birthday too soon or too late?
The western criminal armies do this on purpose, but they are not afraid of the consequences because the press is their prostitute.
I am glad that you mentioned Serbia – After relentless NATO propaganda
it appears that Serbs deserve what they got. There is total injustice
when comes to Serbia's case. Does NATO responds to any of world body
for their "mistakes" ? We need more of the reminder what is done to
At least the victims can take consolation in the fact that they were kiled by the good guys and not by the bad guys.
Assad in Syria, Israel in Gaza, Americans in Iraq and Afghanstan are slaughtering innocent civlians, using heavy sophisticated weaponry, such as tanks and fighter jets.
Obama has found that he likes the taste of blood.
I wanted to give Obomba a chance but he turned out to be garbage just like his a-hole numbnut predecessor. It's too bad these people don't have a means of defending themselves against the monsters cowardly bombing them from the skies.
Won't get fooled again – Obomba please go choke on something.
I suppose they are liberating these civilians, but liberating them form their lives.
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