Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White House- Kill Syrian/Iraqi Civilians- Exemption for airstrikes

Well, isn't Obama a real peacemaker, humanity saver, democracy bringer and freedom lover?
NOT! I am being completely facetious.
Read on-

White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths

 Not that the US was ever very careful when it came to civilians deaths however they at least talked as if they cared. Even that  pretense will not apply for Syria and Iraq
The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

A White House statement to Yahoo News confirming the looser policy came in response to questions about reports that as many as a dozen civilians, including women and young children, were killed when a Tomahawk missile struck the village of Kafr Daryan in Syria's Idlib province on the morning of Sept. 23.
 Asked about the strike at Kafr Daryan, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Tuesday that U.S. military “did target a Khorasan group compound near this location. However, we have seen no evidence at this time to corroborate claims of civilian casualties.” But Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, told Yahoo News that Pentagon officials “take all credible allegations seriously and will investigate” the reports.  
At the same time, however, Hayden said that a much-publicized White House policy that President Obama announced last year barring U.S. drone strikes unless there is a “near certainty” there will be no civilian casualties — "the highest standard we can meet," he said at the time — does not cover the current U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
The “near certainty” standard was intended to apply “only when we take direct action ‘outside areas of active hostilities,’ as we noted at the time,” Hayden said in an email. “That description — outside areas of active hostilities — simply does not fit what we are seeing on the ground in Iraq and Syria right now.” 
Hayden added that U.S. military operations against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Syria, "like all U.S. military operations, are being conducted consistently with the laws of armed conflict, proportionality and distinction."
  I'm torn between anger,disgust and heartbreak-

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  1. I think it's clear to see, at least for some of us, that America is a rogue state in conjunction with Israel.

    No law can stop them. Isn't that special.

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U1Jv5JoxaM

  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmwqnqL3Hbg

  4. Plus atrocity after atrocity in the Ukraine.

    I suppose we are extremists in David Cameron's book for objecting to the slaughter of civilians by a western sponsored regime. A man in Kharkov I think was found dead with his body impaled on railings, apparently a victim of the Right Sector nazis who accused him of being a pro Russia sympathizer.

    "I'm torn between anger,disgust and heartbreak". Me too.

    Add shame to the list. I can't stand the apathy of almost everybody I know and even worse the Stockholm syndrome like support of many for western policies. The brainwashing runs so very deep.


    1. It does Anthony, it really does- the brainwashing/conditioning or as I usually call it the perception management- Aargh! It's frightening when one looks around at others and their gullibility/stupidity..... their mouthing of these empty terms
      'support the troops'

  5. I just found this article after posting above.

    Western ignorance of atrocities in the Ukraine. The scale of what has happened is far from clear, but it appears to be widespread, barbaric and apparently anti-Russian genocide.



    1. thanks and btw glad to know you're still around :)

    2. Hi Penny,

      Here is a satirical piece about western hypocrisy in the Ukraine (with subtitles) from a mainstream German TV channel ZDF. Well worth watching.



    3. thanks Anthony
      I am going to view it right now

    4. That was quite good! And so true. I like it and am going to post it.

  6. Tight standards on civilian deaths never existed. There were clauses that exempted any such standards. Double-speak. typical Obama.

    1. "Not that the US was ever very careful when it came to civilians deaths however they at least talked as if they cared. Even that pretense will not apply for Syria and Iraq"