…Pants on Fire
“I want to make sure the people understand actually drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. For the most part, they have been very precise precision strikes against al-Qaeda and their affiliates. And we are very careful in terms of how it’s been applied.”
Barrack Obama (Obama Defends Drone Strikes, Denies Civilian Toll)
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The amount the U.S. military spends annually on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan: $20.2 billion, according to a former Pentagon official.
That’s more than NASA’s budget.
The United States has returned a few dozen national artifacts stolen from Iraq during the U.S.-led invasion of 2003. Thousands of priceless items were smuggled out of Iraq by U.S. military personnel and contractors after the U.S. seized Baghdad. On Thursday, U.S. officials handed over around 30 items to Iraq’s U.S. Ambassador at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Around half of the stolen Iraqi artifacts have been returned, but thousands remain missing.
Hundreds of people rallied in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost Thursday over a U.S.-led NATO air strike that killed at least 11 civilians. The attack was one of the deadliest by the U.S.-led occupation force against Afghan civilians this year.
Protester: “I ask Karzai to pull out these American and NATO forces from our country, if he is able. If Karzai does not listen to our request, we will call for a jihad against America, just as we did against Soviet Russia. You can come and look at those killed in this bombing: three men and eight children, including a one-year old and a two-year old.“
Death toll reaches to 21 in US drone attack
“Three women and five children among 21 people were killed while several others injured in a US drone attack on a compound in North Waziristan, Geo News reported.”
So, if innocents get killed going after the ‘bad guys’, then it’s all right. An acceptable outcome. That’s war. Happens. The brilliant rationale of the humane civilized USA. If civilians are part of the “collateral damage”, well as long as they aren’t americans, then the price is acceptable. Right?
On another note, why do they hate us? Oh that’s right. The barbarians hate us for our freedoms. Our freedoms to massacre, kill and maim with impunity. Just long as we can put the correct spin on the attacks. They were all militants, baddies. No, we do not have any reports of any civilian deaths. Okay, maybe we might have inadvertently killed one or two. Most unfortunate……… Let another one fly at that house, that car. What? You see children on the feed? Nah, must be imagining things. Let her fly. What’s that? That a kid lying dead. Oh well, that’s war. Let’s go grab a beer.
“Some innocent guy about my age just farming. They made it look like the guy threw a grenade and them and mowed him down … Everyone pretty much knows it was staged. If I say anything it’s my word against everyone. There’s no one in this platoon that agrees this was wrong. They all don’t care.”
Good to know that one of the accused has been sentenced to a whole 9 months. Yep, that’s right. All of 9 months. Man, this american justice can be so harsh. 9 days or 9 hours would have been more than enough. Salute the american heroes, support the soldiers, wave the flags, stand proudly as true patriots. They are murderers and killers, but hey they are american heroes, so that makes it all right. Right?
Many of DynCorp’s employees are ex-Green Berets and veterans of other elite units, and the company was commissioned by the US government to provide training for the Afghani police. According to most reports, over 95 percent of its $2 billion annual revenue comes from US taxpayers.
And in Kunduz province, according to the leaked cable, that money was flowing to drug dealers and pimps. Pimps of children, to be more precise. (The exact type of drug was never specified.)
As we mentioned, this isn’t DynCorp’s first brush with the sex-slavery game. Back in Bosnia in 1999, US policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac was fired from DynCorp after blowing the whistle on a sex-slave ring operating on one of our bases there. DynCorp’s employees were accused of raping and peddling girls as young as 12 from countries like Ukraine, Moldova and Romania.