Mattis: Civilian deaths inevitable in war against Daesh

by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor  … with Press TV, Teheran

Individual tragedies are hard to focus on where we are way over a million in these regime change slaughters

[ Editor’s Note: I was surprised how many idiots there were in the PressTV comments on this, that I was anti-Syrian for trying to cover up the civilian killings, like anyone could really do that. I did not know I had such power.

This is nothing more than a diversion from the real civilian killing that has been going on. And that is due to the US Coalition’s use of state sponsored terrorism in its regime change game. This is widely known and even accepted.

You have not has a single major religious denomination denounce this state sponsored terrorism as they don’t want to add their names to the target list. They know they are soft targets. But when their turn comes they will be the first to cry “More should have been done to stop this”.

And then you have an army of anonymous internet commenters, and the usual paid trolls take us on because we put our names on our work, when they don’t. There is no major institutional pushback against this state sponsored terror, which is a huge threat to all of us as it is now becoming accepted that nothing can really be done about it. The real killers don’t even get bad press.

No politician runs for office stating that one of his or her main planks is to stop the US from doing this and reveal the whole story of what it has done. They know that not enough of the public cares. It would be political suicide. So the blame does not all go on the perps, but the huge masses of  Americans who have failed in their own duty. Political power for change does not happen because a small percentage of the people push for it.

No major civic or veterans organization has stepped forward to denounce all those in the US government and military who have quietly gone along with this crime, and that’s what it is, a crime against humanity, which the Nuremburg trials showed there is no immunity, but you need a huge army to enforce it…JD ]

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The civilians always get the short end of the stick

Published on May 28, 2017

The US Defense Secretary says civilian casualties are inevitable in the war against ISIL in Iraq. James Mattis says civilian casualties are a fact in such situations, adding that the US is doing everything humanly possible to avoid them at all costs. He made the remarks in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation.

Some NGO’s have blamed the Trump administration that’s accelerated the pace of combat for the rise in civilian casualties. Washington has contested that by saying they have not changed their rules of engagement.

A coalition led by the US has acknowledged over 450 civilian deaths since it began its airstrikes in Syria and Iraq in 2014. Airwars, a London-based group that tracks civilian deaths, has put the number at nearly 3700 since then.

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8 Responses to "Mattis: Civilian deaths inevitable in war against Daesh"

  1. JohnZ  May 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Mad Dawg Mattis, the Butcher of Fallujah. If there was anyone deserving of the term psychopath it would have to be Mattis. Leading an army of highly paid mercenaries for israel, treating the murder of tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children as a patriotic ideal, he along with the rest of his ilk have brought more shame to America as if we haven’t had enough.
    Them again there can be no shame felt when the citizenry of America are ignorant and so lacking in moral and fundamental ideals of humanity, they can feel no shame, only hubris and jingoism.

  2. Amelius  May 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I know how the US can avoid human casualties in Syria. It’s very simple. Stop sponsoring terrorists and stop acting as their airforce by conducting illegal air strikes on Syrian territory. The only sensible and justifiable actions the US could take in Syria are to either support Assad, who is actually hammering terrorists, or leave the country entirely. The US policy of ousting Assad is directly in line with ISIS/al Qaeda/ al nusra and is diametrically opposed to the interests of Syrian civilians. All the USG cares about is serving its Israeli masters. They could not care less about American civilians, let alone middle eastern ones. Also, signing an arms deal worth hundreds of billions with the worlds primary state sponsor of Wahhabi terrorists, proves you don’t give a stiff $h!t about civilian casualties.

    • JohnZ  May 30, 2017 at 5:10 am

      That makes too much sense. Besides, Washington has to obey its real master, Israel who gives the orders.
      Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

    • Amelius  May 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      For he who pays the piper, is the one who picks the tune.

  3. davor  May 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I heard that guys in Mukaradeeb are offering their estates and daughters if only Mattis would be their ‘best man’ at the wedding.

  4. Trakkath  May 29, 2017 at 8:54 am

    And who created DAESH and for what purpose ? Maybe DAESH members are today only collateral damage ? Remember Scott Bennett and “Shell game, swiss grey eminence François Genoud founded the Al-Taqwa bank for that reason to fund terrorism.

  5. Carnaptious  May 29, 2017 at 8:44 am

    “the US is doing everything humanly possible to avoid them (civilian casualties)” – here’s a recent example of the US doing what is “humanly possible to avoid” civilian casualties: http://news.antiwar.com/2017/05/28/us-airstrikes-kill-20-civilians-near-isis-capital-of-raqqa/

    Seems that US forces went out of the way to inflict these casualties. Like many in the sinkhole that is DC, Mattis appears to have trouble with basic word definitions.

    • Eduardo  May 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      I would love to see a true statistic of civilian causalities and victims of friendly fire during American activities as the saviour of the world. Quite a few allies fighting with the US against whoever is chosen as the next enemy are more terrified of friendly American fire then attacks from opposing forces.
      Heroism and Terrorism have much in common. A lot more then civilian causalities!

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