‘Collateral Damage’: The Amiriyah Shelter Bombing in Iraq Should Not be Forgotten
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‘Collateral Damage’: The Amiriyah Shelter Bombing in Iraq Should Not be Forgotten

On this day in 1991, over 400 people lost their lives when the US dropped two 2,000-pound smart bombs on a Baghdad air-raid shelter. But because it was the ‘good guys’ who did it, the massacre is not remembered as it should be. ‘Collateral damage’. The first time I remember those words being used was…

How Accidental are America’s Accidental Civilian Killings Across the Middle East?
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How Accidental are America’s Accidental Civilian Killings Across the Middle East?

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said “civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation,” referring to America’s war against Islamic State. How can America in clear conscience continue to kill civilians across the Middle East? It’s easy; ask Grandpa what he did in the Good War. Civilian deaths in…