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Pentagon Admits US Killed 105 Civilians In March Airstrikes On Mosul By
Pentagon officials announced Thursday the completion of an investigation confirming that a U.S. airstrike in Mosul against the Islamic State group killed at least 105 civilians, AFP reported. They maintain, however, that the high...
Yet Another Coup Brews Within The Trump Administration By
Following Michael Flynn’s forced resignation as Donald Trump’s national security advisor, it seemed as though neoconservatives had completely infiltrated the Trump administration. Flynn’s replacement is a staunch anti-Russian imperialist, General HR McMaster. In...
US Airstrike Kills 11 Civilians in Northern Syria By
While the US has presented the area north of the ISIS capital of Raqqa as virtually all “liberated” by Kurdish forces, that doesn’t mean US warplanes aren’t still launching airstrikes against the villages in the region, often with horrific results. Overnight, US...
Trump Advisers Propose Expanding America’s Longest Running War By
America’s longest war isn’t ending anytime soon—in fact, it’s about to expand. President Donald Trump’s top military advisors have put forth a plan to boost U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan by 3,000 to 5,000, the Washington Post reported late...
US Dropping Bombs Faster Than They Can Be Replenished By
Massive air wars in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan are just the beginning of the story for the United States military, with regular strikes in places like Somalia and Yemen, and constant risks of the US launching a massive war on North Korea at any moment. That’s a lot...
As Civilian Casualties Grow, The Pentagon’s Under-Count In Iraq, Syria Worsens By
Throughout the ISIS war, Pentagon reports on civilian casualties in their airstrikes have been insultingly low, with their official figure well less than 10% of the count as figured by private organizations. As the civilian deaths grow in the air war, that undercount is...
Military Establishment Sees Budgets Blossom Despite Failure To Quash Terrorism By
While the U.S. has long justified its presence in Syria with the need to fight off Daesh (ISIS) and other militant extremist groups, some neo-conservatives – notably Tom Friedman of the New York Times – have called on Trump to “back off fighting” Daesh in Syria...
Mental Gymnastics: How The Pentagon Misreports Casualty Numbers By
June 2014, around the time ISIS was making headlines across the world, the Wall Street Journal reported that the terror group had 4,000 fighters in Iraq. In September 2014, the CIA released an estimate claiming ISIS had between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters combined in both...
How America’s ‘Deep State’ Sold Counter-Terrorism To Keep Itself In Business By
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman outraged many readers when he wrote an opinion piece on 12 April calling on President Trump to “back off fighting territorial ISIS in Syria”. The reason he gave for that recommendation was not that US wars in the Middle...
Investigators Claim U.S. Failed To Prevent Civilian Casualties In Airstrike On Syrian Mosque By
DAMASCUS – On March 16, U.S. military aircraft bombed a location southwest of al-Jinah, a small village in Syria’s city of Aleppo. The U.S. military has maintained that it was targeting a meeting of al-Qaeda members in a partially-built community hall. But accounts...