When you are delivered “Humanitarian Aid”, “Oil for Food”, “Collateral Damage”, “Surgical Strikes”, “Mechanically Planned”, “Friendly Fire” or “US Backed Forces” — know that civilians have been murdered.
When you are delivered “Intimidating”, “Provocative”, “Threatening” — know that that message comes from the loser of some attempt.
Without entering the debate of how many millions of civilians have been murdered in The Middle East, by any side, for any purported reason — since 1990 to date. From 1/1/2014 to 8/6/2017, there have been 21,035 air strikes reported conducted by ‘Coalition’ forces in Syria and Iraq. With a reported 16,000 civilian deaths. Only.
On 26/6/2017, ‘Coalition’ forces struck Mayadin, near Deir al-Zour, in The Euphrates River Valley (the dividing line drawn by Russian forces). It was touted that IS had “moved its leaders there”. ‘Leaders’ are with their forces. Wherever that happens to be. Not clumped and herded. Why are they ‘Leaders’ otherwise. (Similar stories have emerged concerning Raqqa snd Mosul.)
It was announced that the kills included 42 detainees while ‘Targeting IS Command and Control elements.’ Then the deliverers of the narrative went quiet and won’t respond further on that particular event.
If IS have ‘Detainees’, are they likely to be IS — however defined. Or ‘Coalition’ — however defined. And why were they ‘detained’ and not killed. IS doesn’t run gaol systems. So ‘Coalition’ murdered high value ‘Coalition’ detainees. If it was an Intel strike to prevent information leaks, it would not have been touted.
Without getting into the true statistics of WWII, it reminds me of the historically muddied RAF bombing of Peenemunde. The German rocket research and manufacturing facility.
Germany operated ‘Worker Prison Camps’. It being more sensible to use slave labour than run extermination camps. Disease in those labour camps was a major issue.
So The RAF killed tens of thousands of German Detainees in a Forced Labour Camp — attached to the German rocket facilities. But the rockets continued to rain on London. And the ‘workers’ were not German military.
The Peenemunde facilities were moved underground to Mittelwerk. Further tens of thousands of detained forced labourers were also moved and maintained. The underground industrial complexes were still being constructed close to the end of WWII.
Werner von Braun (Redstone Arsenal, NASA) was proudly photographed in uniform; with SS cohorts; at the facilities.
The RAF and The USAF were bombing Forced Labour Camps to damage Germany’s military industrial capacity. With this tragic reality understood; Eisenhower’s theatrics after WWII, take a different understanding. The bombing and flooding of The Ruhr Valley, and the fire bombing of Dresden and Cologne, also take a different perspective.
Winston Churchill (the son of Jack The Ripper with Wlliam Gull of The Alpha Lodge) could never be trusted, from at least The 1921 Cairo Conference. His errors, miscalculations, and stubborn determination, not to accept correct advice, led to the ground work of what is seen in The Middle East today.
Hidden ‘War Crimes’ are a major part of the realities of WWII.
American Operation Paperclip (The Vatican Rat Lines were separate Nazi escape and protection operations), moved some 1,400 Senior Nazis and scientists to America for gainful emplyoment at NASA (actually developing weapon missiles at Redstone Arsenal, not a cute space vehicles for trysts and junkets), and The CIA. Some of whom were seconded to laboratories to work on the MKUltra Projects, Simian cross viruses (Polio, Cancer, AIDS), LSD, Anthrax, etc.
Nazi Germany continued into The US, to this day. When Putin was interviewed in 2014 and asked what was happening in Ukraine, he replied; ‘Nazis’. A point which was not understood.
Photo credit: www.rferl.org, Mohanad Abazeed