Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Last week: US Military Bombs Syrian Mosque During Evening Prayers, Killing Dozens

Photo: Civil defense team members and people try to rescue people who were trapped under the debris of a Mosque after an aerial attack on a mosque during prayer in the Cina village of Etarib district of Aleppo, Syria on March 16, 2017. (Photo: ─░brahim Ebu Leys/ Anadolu Agency ) 

U.S. military officials have confirmed that a U.S. aircraft struck a mosque outside of Aleppo, Syria during evening prayers on Thursday, killing dozens of civilians, in an attack that many are calling a war crime. 


The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 42 people were killed and dozens wounded. Local activists told Al Jazeera that "the mosque was full of worshippers," with an estimated 300 people "inside at the time of the air raids." 

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Observatory, told the DPA news agency that most of those killed were civilians and that he fears "the number of casualties will increase" once rescuers are able to dig through the rubble. 

Making no mention of civilian casualties, CENTCOM claimed the strike in Idlib "killed several al-Qaeda fighters," according to Al Jazeera. 

The death toll "appears to be at least the second largest ever from U.S. strikes aimed at alleged al-Qeada targets in Syria," according to Oakford, as the intractable war against terror "enters its 16th year and third presidency, with no end in sight to the carnage," as journalist Glenn Greenwald observed. 

The US slaughter around the world continues without interruption. And US Americans just do not seem to care. No matter who we bomb, or who we kill, no one seems to take much notice. We have been doing this kind of evil in Afghanistan for over 15 years. We have been doing it in Iraq for over 14 years. And we have been doing it in Yemen and Libya for over 6 years.  And we have been doing it in Syria for over 3 years.

It is massively evil and I wonder how this country can function with such massive evil going on day in and day out, no matter who is in office up there in DC. And it is a wonder that we do not see more blowback from our evil ways, but I am sure we will see some kind of blowback many decades in the future. We will also see the continuing militarization and erosion of our rights here at home, as long as we keep on doing these endless wars for endless profit.

I am so disgusted. The last death toll count from this bombing was 46. 

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