As reported Tuesday, an early morning US airstrike against the city of Shadadi killed 15 civilians outside a bakery. This incident was the start of a flurry of US airstrikes in Syria’s northeast which, over the past 48 hours, have left at least 38 civilians dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Three villages near Shadadi were targeted early Thursday morning, killing another 15 civilians, including three children, while eight more civilians were killed in airstrikes elsewhere around the region. A separate strike in the town of al-Houl did manage to kill 35 ISIS fighters, however.
The US has been escalating its involvement in Syria in recent days with these airstrikes, but apart from al-Houl seems to be having limited success, and also causing a lot of civilian casualties. While the Pentagon generally disputes civilian deaths, the incidents are fueling concern from human rights groups.
The inaccuracy of the Hasakeh strikes, coming in the only Syrian province which has US ground troops, also adds to doubts about the intelligence upon which the US coalition is basing its airstrikes around Syria. Clearly, strikes like the bakery give the appearance of using the “signature strikes” tactic, just bombing anything on the ground that the pilot thinks might be important.
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February 18, 2016 10 Secret Armies of the Central Intelligence Agency
“TFC” – Langley, Virginia – As more and more evidence mounts that the US government was secretly assisting the Islamic State, it might be time to point out a few instances when the Central Intelligence Agency created secret armies. The current theory suggests the US secretly supported the Islamic State so the Islamists would destabilize the government of Syrian President Assad. If that seems out of the question, remember the CIA once started a war over bananas… literal bananas.
Of course the US military doesn’t kill civilians. Only Russians and Syrians do that. Don’t you watch the TV news?
Aren’t we getting enought information to conclude that something bizzare is going on. What business is US government having in placing troups on the ground in a conflict where there are litteraly THOUSANDS OF GROUPS? Only so called Free Syrian Army consists of roughtly 1,300 groups, most being about 2–5 members strong, and on most days work within Al-Nusra. Who on earth is funding Al-Nusra, as they are the best armed and apparently best informed of the situation on the ground. Russian air strikes and Syrian ground operations have found hard way how this group gets information about the ground forces location and strenght. Now, that they are under severe pressure, ousted from many villages and towns, lost their supplies and ratholes of ammunition an explosives factories — now suddenly everybody is so concerned about Aleppo. Better put, figuring out how to get those that are fleeing safe, but not allowing them into Turkey.
Why is US bombing places that in the end are NEVER liberated? What is the point in that? Are they concerned that there are some ISIS groups getting independent due to the crisis of Al-Nusra, and are not likely to listen to US directions? If one wants to really harm ISIS in Syria, why not cut off their supplies from Iraq, where Saudi/Iraq/Syria borders are open.
Is it Bolton plan to keep some form of Sunistan there on the border of Iraq and Syria. By why all of the sudden start bombing, when for weeks US did no bombing at all, but just has flown approximately 16 flights a week without engagements? Nothing seems to mak sense — looks more like disarray in decision making circles, or a neocon frenzy. Bombing in Libya just next to Tripoli? What is next?
Is there anyone sane left in military to put a foot down and wait until the poltiical picture clears and Obama actually takes a stock in what is going on. US cannot be on a war path with everyone in the region, or lean on allies to the point of breaking them. Turkey is litterally accusing us of arming Kurds to fight against Turkey. Jordan is on the verge of collapse due to the flood of refugees from all Middle East wars.
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