The US has been targeting civilians for a long time but pretending that all such deaths are accidental, aka “collateral damage”.
By PETER VAN BUREN
for The American Conservative
With pictures, captions, and short notes by Lasha Darkmoon
WHAT AMERICA DID TO VIETNAMESE CHILDREN
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said, “civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation,” referring to America’s war against the Islamic State. And yet the fighting now in Mosul and Raqqa is destroying civilians and their homes on a medieval scale. 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 WWII weren’t dressed up as “collateral damage”, they were deliberate policy. (more…)