Tag Archives: ISIS

The Uncounted: debunking Pentagon claims that few civilians have died in airstrikes

 Alex Ward, in a Vox.Com article, presents and comments on the New York Times’ almost unbearably detailed November report. Summary The Pentagon claims that its air war against ISIS is one of the most accurate in history and that the … Continue reading

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War crimes: Mosul families count their dead as US airstrikes kill thousands of civilians

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent of The Independent, writes from Mosul, recording accusations by local people who assert the US-led coalition has ‘massively’ overused force. They allege that the intensity of the bombardment from the air was out of … Continue reading

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Aerial attacks: ISIS uses coalition tactics – albeit on a smaller scale 

Tim Bradshaw (Financial Times) reports that ISIS has been using low-cost “quadcopters”, assembled using kits instead of buying ‘off-the-shelf’, to drop improvised bombs in Syria and Iraq. US military officials have become increasingly concerned about ISIS’ use of drones such … Continue reading

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Military historian: drone strikes seen as ‘pred porn’.

Sir Max Hastings has been called the leading voice in the anti-war sentiment: “(War) can cost an enormous number of lives and a lot of those people haven’t been killed by al-Qaeda or the Taliban but by our bombs and … Continue reading

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Britain killed our children with its ‘precision’ bombing from drones and jets

 And ISIS arrives in Afghanistan Earlier this month, Anthony Loyd wrote from Kabul in Afghanistan about Pashtuns living in refugee camps or in remote villages of Helmand districts. These Afghans, from the most heavily contested areas of Helmand, know at … Continue reading

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Under Corbyn, Britain would reject friends like the current American and Saudi governments – and agree with a US ‘hawk’

. As a man is known by the company he keeps (Aesop?) so is a country. We quietly go about our lives as our special friends in the American and Saudi governments order the slaughter of people in Yemen. Washington … Continue reading

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Accolades for Tim Martin: can the complicit British government give a rational answer to his question?

“We have no skin in the game. Politicians and war profiteers believe this makes everything more sanitary and acceptable” Tim Martin, a HVAC engineer and camera-shy freelance writer with a degree in philosophy, in his article in the Eureka Times … Continue reading

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