Thursday, March 30, 2017

COTW: Bomber- in-Chief

Civilian casualties in Iraq have spiked sharply after Trump, the bomber in chief ordered more aggressive air strikes in Mosul to aid the Iraqi forces retaking the city.  According to the New York Times, 200 civilians were killed in the recent round of airstrikes.  In one bombed building alone, 100 civilians perished on March 17th.  The Air Force Times reports over 2000 bombs have been dropped on the city by imperial forces in the past month.  Irony is lost on the civilian victims, of course, but it is worth noting here that the US severely criticized Russia for its aggressive use of air power in Syria's civil war which caused hundreds of civilian casualties, but contributed to the retaking of Aleppo from the rebels.