The USA is certainly doing a lot of bombing in various places around the world. This includes air bombing, ground bombing, and god-only-knows-what-else. Of course, the USA is not doing this totally alone – NATO is there to help!
In Afghanistan, in October 2010 ALONE, there have been over a 1,000 bombs – that is air bombs – dropped in this poor country. This is a rate of bombing not seen since 2001.
Oh, and guess what? Civilians casualties are on the rise, no surprise there. While folks at home are worrying about being fondled at the airport, folks in Afghanistan are worrying that the US or NATO will drop a 2,000 pound bomb on them.
NATO officials say the increase in air attacks is simply a natural outgrowth of a more aggressive campaign to push militants out of their strongholds in southern Afghanistan. “Simply put, our air strikes have increased because our operations have increased. We’ve made a concentrated effort in the south to clear out the insurgency and therefore have increased our number of troops on the ground and aircraft to support them in this effort,” Lt. Nicole Schwegman, a NATO spokesperson, tells Danger Room.
On the other hand, some outside observers believe the strikes are part of an attempt to soften up the insurgency before negotiations with them begin in earnest. But one thing is clear: it’s a strategy Petraeus has used before. Once he took over the Iraq war effort, air strikes jumped nearly sevenfold.
Yes, it BOMBS AWAY for Petraeus! No matter that our so-called enemies have long since fled Afghanistan, and no matter that we did not have any enemies in Iraq before we started our evil ways there – Petraeus does not let any little thing like morality get in his way! And neither does the Commander in Chief! It’s just BOMBS AWAY for both of them.
Along with the BOMBS AWAY part, our Special Forces are running around paying night visits and destroying property and killing people, who they claim are insurgents or something. Of course, there is no effort to inform the American public what they are up too, and every effort extended to cover up or ignore deaths of non-combatants. That’s how they play the BOMBS AWAY game.
And the Taliban join in by killing even more combatants!
But Afghanistan is not the only country where it is BOMBS AWAY time! Tomorrow, an update on Yemen and the BOMBS AWAY game there.
In the meantime, you can be sure that more innocent children will see their parents without their heads, and listen to sound of water running away from their fatally wounded siblings. Only it won’t be water – it will be blood flowing from their siblings. In war, the dead are the lucky ones.
On Dec. 16, 2010, Veterans for Peace, IVAW, and other anti-war groups will hold an action at the White House against these wars, occupations and BOMBS AWAY GAMES. This will be a civil disobedience action, and will show us the few Americans who have morals and are willing to stand against this evil. Join them if you care.
This You Tube video is from Iraq, but it also hold true for Afghanistan. A guy just walking down a street – clearly with no weapon – get blown away because the US military is shooting bombs into a building.