IF SHE'S NOT CHANGING HER POLITICAL POSITION, SHE'S CHANGING HER HAIR.
OR HER NAME.
REACHED FOR COMMENT BY THESE REPORTERS, CRANKY CLINTON EXPLAINED, "LOOK, WHEN YOU'VE GOT A RAP SHEET LIKE MINE, WITH ALL THOSE WAR CRIMES, YOU'D WANT TO SHUFFLE YOUR ALIASES AS WELL!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Today, the US Defense Dept announced:
Strikes in Iraq
Bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 20 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:
-- Near Albu Hayat, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings.
-- Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
-- Near Kisik, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Mosul, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL bunker, and an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache and three ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Ramadi, six strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL command and control facility, 15 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL buildings, five ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL recoilless rifle, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL IED facility, an ISIL resupply warehouse, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
-- Near Sinjar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL checkpoint.
-- Near Sultan Abdallah, two strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.
Of course, these are precision strikes.
Not like the Russian air strikes, as a DoD official pompously declared earlier this month.
There are no precision strikes.
BBC News reports:
A US air strike aimed at an IS checkpoint is likely to have killed four civilians, possibly including a child, the US military has said.On Friday the military released the findings of an investigation into the incident, which took place in March.
Investigators concluded the checkpoint was a valid target and the attack did not violate international laws.
The US has rarely acknowledged civilian deaths in the fight against IS and the announcement brings the total to six.
AFP adds, "It marks only the second such concession since the start of a coalition air campaign in Iraq and Syria - the U.S. military in November 2014 admitted accidentally killing two children during a strike in Syria."
Only the second concession and the first for Iraq.
Lest anyone mistakenly thinks that means civilians have not been dying in Iraq and Syria as a result of the US-led airstrikes, AirWars estimates that the air strikes have killed between 653 to 2001 civilians.
That's probably a conservative estimate.
But the media always wants to play along with the myth that all these bombs being dropped never land on civilians.
For example, Telesur TV reports, "Turkish warplanes launched airstrikes in Northern Iraq on Friday night, destroying shelters and supply points of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)." AFP adds, "The military did not give further details but the state-run Anatolia news agency said the operation involved 22 fighter jets and that 23 targets were hit."
But funny thing is, when you leave the press releases from the Turkish government and talk to the actual people where the bombs are being dropped, they talk of farms destroyed, people terrorized and, yes, people (civilians) killed.
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