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Posts Tagged ‘civilians

NATO may face War Crimes Inquiry over civilian deaths

November 16, 2011

Some NATO members are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said allegations of crimes committed by NATO in Libya would be examined “impartially and independently,” according to diplomats accredited to NATO headquarters. The diplomats said action to pre-empt a war crimes investigation would likely include an […]

More NATO bombing will only harden resolve of Libya to resist

July 5, 2011

As the bishop of Tripoli, Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli has quietly counseled the Libyan capital’s small Roman Catholic community. Since Western bombs began raining down on Moammar Kadafi’s Libya, Martinelli, 69, has become an unlikely source of international controversy. His persistent criticism of the NATO-led campaign has led some to call him a Kadafi appeaser, and […]

US Congress conflicted on Libya military campaign

June 24, 2011

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives delivered a mixed message on America’s role in the NATO-led Libya campaign today, opposing a resolution expressing support for the war while also voting down a bill restricting American involvement in the conflict. In short, the House appeared unable to speak with clarity on President Barack Obama’s controversial effort to […]

Yemen yet another illegal US war

June 14, 2011

Both The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post report that the Obama administration is planning to exploit the disorder from the civil war in Yemen by dramatically escalating a CIA-led drone bombing campaign. The U.S. has been bombing Yemen for the last two years, contrary to false denials, including one attack using cluster bombs […]

So how does bombing Libyan civilians save them?!

March 31, 2011

Excerpts of an article by a former U.S. Intelligence Asset who covered Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria/Hezbollah from 1993 to 2003: The United States, Britain and NATO don’t care about civilians being bombed. They have destroyed most of the community infrastructure of Iraq and Afghanistan before turning their sights on Libya. So what’s really going […]

Amnesty International urges probe of American officials after WikiLeaks release

October 24, 2010

Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified military documents from the Iraq war, the largest classified military leak in history. The New York Times says the documents disclosed “many previously unreported instances in which American soldiers killed civilians — at checkpoints, from helicopters, in operations” and it said there were at least four cases of […]

Taking out one Taliban costs America $50 Million

October 6, 2010

The Pentagon will not tell the public what it costs to locate, target and kill a single Taliban soldier because the price-tag is so scandalously high. With an estimated 2,000 Taliban being killed each year *, and the Pentagon spending $200 billion per year on the Afghan war, a rough calculation indicates that $100 million is […]

2010 deadliest year yet in Afghanistan

July 13, 2010

This year has been the most violent in Afghanistan since war began in the country in 2001. Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) underlines the number of security incidents as well as the extent of the insurgency and counter-insurgency-related violence which has ‘dramatically’ increased. At least 1,074 civilians were killed and more than 1,500 injured in war-related […]

Those advocating war assume a moral responsibility for its innocent victims

June 22, 2010

If we knew  about the innocent men, women and children our leaders kill [during the course of a war they declare], would it matter? Does it matter that those who justified the Iraqi invasion in the name of the people of Iraq have largely ignored their unimaginable suffering under U.S. occupation, as more than 5 […]

44 US drone hits in Pakistan killed 700 civilians in 2009

May 6, 2010

Of the 44 Predator strikes carried out by the American drones in the tribal areas of Pakistan in the 12 months of 2009, only five were able to hit their actual targets, killing five key Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders. But at the cost of around 700 innocent civilian lives. For each Al Qaeda and […]