Last week, it was revealed that Canadian warplanes were accused of causing civilian casualties in Iraq in a January strike, despite the Canadian defense minister telling the public as recently as last month that he was “not aware” of a single allegation.
Today, we get even more details on this incident, and that not only were the Canadian planes accused of some civilian deaths, they were accused of a major incident in which 27 civilians were slain near the Iraqi city of Mosul. Kurdish officials are now confirming the details.
Incredibly, Canada not only didn’t publicly admit this allegation existed, but they refused to investigate the incident at all, because they said they didn’t believe it was “credible.” As with so many incidents of civilian casualties they simply shrugged and went on bombing, assuming it just never happened.
That’s been the order of the day with the US-led air campaign, with 71 different incidents leaving over 450 civilians dead, and a sum total of one investigation ever taking place, and insisting that only two people were killed overall.
Australia is also facing allegations of multiple incidents in which civilians may have been killed, and similarly just shrugged the deaths off with “insufficient evidence.” With Centcom offering no details on 70 out of 71 incidents, and confirming that by and large they didn’t do anything more than take a cursory glance at the claim, it is unclear how many nations might have embarrassing civilian killing incidents looming.
6 thoughts on “Canadian ISIS Airstrike May Have Killed 27 Civilians”
Harper always wanted to be a gangster.
Gangsters shoot people. Harper has ever only 'signed-on' for the 'humanitarian bombing' of Libya and now Iraq and Syria – and only for their own good. The rest of the 'great Canadian warrior' thing was somebody else's idea, although Harper borrowed the money to pay for it.
Glad you gave a nod to the Aussies; they are our greatest rivals for 'poncehood', and they actually have us topped in the 'clueless leadership' and national paranoia departments.
Has anyone ever reminded the Canadians that their nation is not under attack by anyone except their own forestry, chemical and nuke plants, minng and energy corporations?
As a nation the last people that did attack them was the US in the 1800’s and they kicked our ass.
That it is the Japanese and US illegal weapons program at Fukushima that has been attacking their fish, mammels birds and the health oftheirchildren for over 1500 days and wil continue to do so from now on into 10,000 years.
It has destroyed the whole of Northern Pacific Ocean, Northern meaning from equator to Bearing streights and not one fn Arab or Haitian that they have enjoyed killing had one fn thing to do with it.
You are kissing the ass of the nation that bribes your political estab lishment has corruptedbyour higher educational institutions into being no more than military pharma and energy research. And whose billionaire dual Canadian -Israeli and Brits pay US politicos such as Hillary and Bill Clinton hundreds of millions into their off shore Clinton foundation in order to kill Blacks in Africa who think yhey own those super precious rare eRths under their feet.
Then again Canuk talk is cheap and they can afgord the radiation illness’s of their childen, they have socialized medicine.
Ssshhhh! Hush mouth! We're a 'branch warehouse' economy up here and if the good guys won't buy our water and oil, we'd have to become the new 'stars on the flag'. Say, there's a thought.
Now a Harper under the tutelege of the US a war criminal
I dropped a bomb into the air
It fell to earth I know not where
But I saw it take out an ISIS dump truck.
Go you Huskies!
– in memory of the Canadian heroes of the night skies over Germany
(when somebody was actually shooting back)
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