Een uitstekend artikel van ICH, met de mogelijkheid tot vertaling (zie link naar origineel, onder dit bericht):
country destroyed or destabilized by U.S. military action is now a
breeding ground for terrorism."
U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest since the
bombing of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the 1960s-70s, with 84,000
bombs and missiles dropped between 2014 and the end of May 2017. That
is nearly triple the 29,200 bombs and missiles dropped on Iraq in the
“Shock and Awe” campaign of 2003.
Obama administration escalated the bombing campaign last October, as
the U.S.-Iraqi assault on Mosul began, dropping 12,290 bombs and
missiles between October and the end of January when President Obama
left office. The Trump administration has further escalated the
campaign, dropping another 14,965 bombs and missiles since February
1st. May saw the heaviest bombing yet, with 4,374 bombs and
The U.K.-based Airwars.org monitoring group
has compiled reports of between 12,000 and 18,000 civilians killed by
nearly three years of U.S.-led bombing in Iraq and Syria. These
reports can only be the tip of the iceberg, and the true number of
civilians killed could well be more than 100,000, based on typical
ratios between reported deaths and actual deaths in previous
the U.S. and its allies closed in on Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in
Syria, and as U.S. forces now occupy eight military bases in Syria,
Islamic State and its allies have struck back in Manchester and
London; occupied Marawi, a city of 200,000 in the Philippines; and
exploded a huge truck bomb inside the fortifications of the “Green
Zone” in Kabul, Afghanistan.
began in 2001 as a misdirected use of military force to punish a
group of formerly U.S.-backed jihadis in Afghanistan for the crimes
of September 11th has escalated into a global asymmetric war.
Every country destroyed or destabilized by U.S. military action is
now a breeding ground for terrorism. It would be foolish to
believe that this cannot get much, much worse, as long as both sides
continue to justify their own escalations of violence as responses to
the violence of their enemies, instead of trying to deescalate the
now global violence and chaos.
Voor het gehele artikel zie:
The US State of War
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