The Pentagon latest official accounting of civilians killed in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria follows the same formula as all of the previous reports, admitting to just a tiny fraction of the number of civilians known to be killed, and leaving the overall toll laughably below the estimates by interested NGOs.
The Pentagon would only confirm 21 civilian deaths over the course of three months, despite those months covering virtually the whole start of the Iraqi invasion of Mosul, Indeed, just one media report from mid-January showed US-led airstrikes killing 25-30 civilians in a single incident, though naturally this didn’t make it into the official count.
Such under-counts have been consistent throughout the war, which has led to the bizarre situation in which the official death toll is 220 civilians, and monitoring groups like Airwars have estimates more than a factor of 10 higher, with their most recent estimate 2,463 civilians killed.
With so much of the US air war focusing on densely populated cities it is not all that surprising that there would be such a large number of slain bystanders, though the desperation of military leaders under both Obama and Trump to make the war look successful is such that they will never admit as much.
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“the desperation of military leaders under both Obama and Trump to make
the war look successful is such that they will never admit as much.”
How are they desperate? ISIS is trapped in Mosul, surrounded by an army 10-20 times larger.
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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590”
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan $1,747,216,195,634
Oct 1, 2016 That time I went to the Pentagon and told them to cease and desist
Thing is Brian, what a bargain at 4801!
And the cost has to be considered worth it too in the minds of Americans who understand the cost of not doing Iraq.
Why do you think they would spend all that money if they didn’t think it was a good deal? To stop Saddam from nuking the US with his WMD’s?
I think there’s a good change either Russia or China or both would take Iraq off the US’s hands if asked. Throw in some other countries that have been accomplished in the US sphere of influence and what a deal at two trillion!
It’s easy to underreport if you don’t consider anyone to be a civilian.
If ignorant American public knows scale of murdered Iraq Afghanistan Syrians they would have sleepless nights rest of their life’s.
So controlling media and ” we don’t do body counts ” is important and keep to saying to public” we are keeping you safe ”
Biggest crime against humanity but conspiracy of silence getting louder by day.
So if the time and circumstances is right
we can all be criminals.
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