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225 civilians killed by US in one month
« on: May 23, 2017, 04:15:18 PM »
US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians in April-May, a monitor said on Tuesday, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the civilian dead between 23 April and 23 May included 44 children and 36 women.

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The US-led air campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria began on 23 September, 2014.

"The past month of operations is the highest civilian toll since the coalition began bombing Syria," observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

"There has been a very big escalation."

The previous deadliest 30-day period was between 23 February and 23 March, 2016, when 220 civilians were killed, Abdel Rahman said.

April's deaths brought the overall civilian toll from the coalition campaign to 1,481, among them 319 children, the Britain-based monitoring group said.

Coalition bombing raids between 23 April and 23 May also killed 122 IS jihadists and eight fighters loyal to the Syrian government, the observatory said.

The loyalists were killed in a strike on a convoy headed toward a remote garrison near the border with Jordan being used by coalition forces.

Earlier in May, the US military said that coalition air strikes in Iraq and Syria had "unintentionally" killed 352 civilians since the campaign began.

The coalition launched operations against IS in Iraq in August 2014, then expanded them to Syria in September.

It is now backing twin offensives against IS's last major urban strongholds Raqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

It has deployed special operations forces on the ground in both countries as advisers.

On Friday, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said president Donald Trump has instructed the Pentagon to "annihilate" IS in Syria in a bid to prevent foreign fighters from returning home.

The president has "directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS," Mattis said, using an alternate acronym for IS.

"The intent is to prevent the return home of escaped foreign fighters."

Trump, who campaigned on a pledge to quickly defeat IS, signed an executive order soon after taking office giving his generals 30 days to come up with a revised plan to wipe the jihadists out.

The review resulted in the new "annihilation campaign" and saw commanders gain greater autonomy to make battlefield decisions.

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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 05:46:18 PM »
And no condemnation anywhere for the murderous "Coalition" (who armed and funded ISIS in the first place).
Where's Stew and his rant against extremist Christian war mongers?
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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 06:44:22 PM »
And no condemnation anywhere for the murderous "Coalition" (who armed and funded ISIS in the first place).
Where's Stew and his rant against extremist Christian war mongers?

Right here and I had no idea that the yanks were fighting a Christian war in the middle east!

Of course i condemn the killing of innocents in the middle east, there is no one on a christian killing rampage you horror liberal dolt.

Your ignorant comment on here is to deflect from the muslim scum that killed 22 innocent people, most of whom were children.

Go on dear, you can say  rafical muslim terrorist!

Crawl into your safe space you apologist clampett.
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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 07:38:10 PM »
Personal abuse from  stew as is his form.
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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 07:38:37 PM »
Counter threads put up to get a reaction after one attack. Instead of putting this attack up last week, no wait till kids are blown up on your doorstep...
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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 08:13:06 PM »
Counter threads put up to get a reaction after one attack. Instead of putting this attack up last week, no wait till kids are blown up on your doorstep...

A couple of things:

-When you start a thread, is it with the intention that there is no reaction? You like looking at the 0 replies beside it?
-What attack should I have put up last week?
-I didn't read this until today, so I was unable to post it up.
-You don't know anything about my doorstep or who's on it, do you?


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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 08:23:04 PM »
Can't disagree with initial post but obviously posted in response to last night which makes it sick and cynical

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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 08:26:19 PM »
Can't disagree with initial post but obviously posted in response to last night which makes it sick and cynical
How so?
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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 08:36:04 PM »
have you heard of whataboutery?

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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 08:37:07 PM »
have you heard of whataboutery?
Yes.

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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 08:48:29 PM »
Counter threads put up to get a reaction after one attack. Instead of putting this attack up last week, no wait till kids are blown up on your doorstep...

A couple of things:

-When you start a thread, is it with the intention that there is no reaction? You like looking at the 0 replies beside it?
-What attack should I have put up last week?
-I didn't read this until today, so I was unable to post it up.
-You don't know anything about my doorstep or who's on it, do you?

Just a coincidence then...
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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 08:53:27 PM »
Counter threads put up to get a reaction after one attack. Instead of putting this attack up last week, no wait till kids are blown up on your doorstep...

A couple of things:

-When you start a thread, is it with the intention that there is no reaction? You like looking at the 0 replies beside it?
-What attack should I have put up last week?
-I didn't read this until today, so I was unable to post it up.
-You don't know anything about my doorstep or who's on it, do you?

Just a coincidence then...
It's not. It was on my mind so I posted it. Like most threads. I'd say your initial reply, all the replies you could have made, is more questionable.

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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 09:10:51 PM »
Counter threads put up to get a reaction after one attack. Instead of putting this attack up last week, no wait till kids are blown up on your doorstep...

A couple of things:

-When you start a thread, is it with the intention that there is no reaction? You like looking at the 0 replies beside it?
-What attack should I have put up last week?
-I didn't read this until today, so I was unable to post it up.
-You don't know anything about my doorstep or who's on it, do you?

Just a coincidence then...
It's not. It was on my mind so I posted it. Like most threads. I'd say your initial reply, all the replies you could have made, is more questionable.

Dead on
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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 09:45:39 PM »
It's a relevant point that we (understandably considering our proximity) hear endlessly about these atrocities when they occur in the "west" but not at all when they happen in muslim countries. I presume the reverse happens in muslim countries where drone attacks and the likes are all over the news.

The countries (all security council members) who sell these weapons have most of this blood on their hands imo.

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Re: 225 civilians killed by US in one month
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 09:59:07 PM »
It's a relevant point that we (understandably considering our proximity) hear endlessly about these atrocities when they occur in the "west" but not at all when they happen in muslim countries. I presume the reverse happens in muslim countries where drone attacks and the likes are all over the news.

The countries (all security council members) who sell these weapons have most of this blood on their hands imo.

Course they do, I don't know anybody who would think otherwise, the point is the timing of the thread, you don't feel that it was strange?
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