"Mounting claims of civilian deaths after U.S. targets al-Qaida in Syria" by Bassem Mroue and Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press March 17, 2017
My printed headline said "US denies airstrike hit mosque, killed civilians," after which I promptly wrote in the margin "then it must be true."
BEIRUT — The United States struck an Al Qaeda gathering in northern Syria, killing dozens of militants, US officials said Friday. They said they found no basis for reports that civilians were killed.
How could they possibly know?
Syrian opposition activists said around 40 people, mostly civilians, were killed in a mosque in the area, accusing the US-led coalition of carrying out the airstrike Thursday evening.
Now these are the guys that are FRIENDS of the U.S. and THEY ARE CLAIMING IT HAPPENED!
Friday prayers were canceled across rebel-held parts of northern Syria after the airstrike that opposition activists and paramedics said struck the crowded Omar Ibn al-Khattab Mosque in the Jeeneh district in Aleppo province, killing and wounding dozens of people, some of whom were left trapped under the rubble.
US Army Major Josh Jacques, a US Central Command spokesman, said the United States did not target or strike a mosque.
‘‘We targeted an Al Qaeda gathering across the street from a mosque. The mosque does not appear to be damaged following the strike,’’ he said.
Based on the recent 40% "success" rate regarding the raid on the Syrian air base, it's looking pretty good that they did hit it. I mean, if what they claim they hit was just across the street.... !!!!!!
A Pentagon spokesman, Eric Pahon, said US surveillance of the target area indicated evening prayers had concluded before the attack. He said the building that was struck was a ‘‘partially constructed community meeting hall’’ that Al Qaeda leaders used to gather and ‘‘as a place to educate and indoctrinate Al Qaeda fighters.’’
‘‘Initial assessments based upon post-strike analysis do not indicate civilian casualties,’’ Pahon said. He said the Pentagon would investigate any credible allegations it received.
Uh-huh. The bodies are all over the place with the new man in charge and thy are going to investigate.
Let's face it, folks, the militarist pukes don't give a damn!
But Bahaa al-Halaby, an Aleppo-based opposition activist, said the Thursday night airstrike hit as about 250 people had gathered at the mosque for prayers or to attend a religious lesson. Mosques are usually crowded on Thursday night ahead of Friday, the day of communal prayers in the Muslim weekend.
‘‘This was one of the worst massacres committed in the area,’’ Halaby said.
'scuse me? AmeriKa doesn't do those; only horrible enemies that must be regimes changed do.
An Islamic networking group, Advocacy and Intimation, is known to be active at the mosque where religious lessons are offered to the local population, according to Halaby and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which also described the attack as a ‘‘massacre.’’
The Observatory said the airstrike on the mosque in Jeeneh killed 46 while the Local Coordination Committees, another monitoring group, said 40 were killed.
Such discrepancies are not uncommon in the immediate aftermath of attacks in Syria.
Then why did I bother reading this? WE DUNNO!!
But they know kids were gassed in Idlib, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! It's now coming out that in addition to the fake fallout footage regarding the recent crisis fiction, the Russians and Syrians are claiming they didn't even bomb the alleged site where the chemicals leaked. It could be another whopper lie.
And, uh, before continuing and keeping with this train of thought I would like to mention one more thing regarding the babies, the babies!: They came in and through the BABIES OUT OF INCUBATORS and onto the COLD FLOOR, or some such nonsense that was LATER PROVED to be a WHOPPER of a LIE by H.W.
Yeah, keep waving the kids at us as the U.S. military presents their souls to God for judgement.
Well, I will see you all in hell where I will cast my judgements upon thee!
Some are suggesting that this is the real reason Trump struck Syria this week, and the blogosphere and foreign press outlets have reported that the missile that downed the jet came from there (plus USrael is Al-CIA-Duh, Al-nUSrA, ISIS, whatever you want to call them, and they sure helped out here as they have given their assents and agents time to regroup).
Oh, yeah, ONE WEEK LATER:
"Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores" by Bassem Mroue Associated Press March 25, 2017
BEIRUT — Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, hitting a women’s prison and a clinic, killing and wounding scores of people, amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence the country has witnessed in weeks, opposition activists said Saturday.
The airstrikes, of which some activists said included Russian air raids, concentrated on the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, the central province of Hama, and suburbs of the capital Damascus that have come under attack by insurgents over the past week.
Yeah, their fault, and maybe it is, okay. Problem I have is MY GOVERNMENT is the UNITED STATES. I can't do anything about Russia, that's for the Russian people to decide. I'm only concerned about my government -- the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today. Someone said that like 50 years ago at a Riverside Church.
Btw, the the recent upswing in insurgency is a direct result of recent manpower and material transfers through Iraq (and Turkey still according to some reports, although the Turks are difficult to read. That's what happens when you pursue your nations best interests. I mean wasn't there a coup attempt a while back? That's your first clue. UPDATE: I was wrong! Easy to see).
One of the airstrikes hit a main street in the Damascus suburb of Hamouriyeh, killing at least 16 people and wounded more than 50, activists said. The airstrikes caused wide destruction in the area.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes killed 16, including eight women and children, and wounded more than 50. The Local Coordination said 18 were killed and dozens were wounded.
Good thing it was implied that it was the Russians.
Both groups said some people are still missing, and that the death toll could rise.
‘‘They have been hitting Hamouriyeh for days but today they struck an area packed with civilians,’’ said Awis al-Shami of The Civil Defense search-and-rescue group, also known as the White Helmets, via text message.
Otherwise known as the Al-CIA-Duh Acting Troupe.
Problem with the "it was a Russian raid narrative": There was never any follow up, and had it been a Russian strike my war pre$$ would be screaming about it!
And WHAT IS THIS FIVE DAYS LATER?
"US airstrike in Syria is said to kill dozens of civilians" by Anne Barnard New York Times March 22, 2017
BEIRUT — At least 30 Syrian civilians were killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in a rural area of Raqqa province early Tuesday, according to residents, activists and state television.
The US-led coalition said it had no indications an airstrike had hit civilians, but in its daily report on coalition strikes, the US military acknowledged that strikes were carried out in the area. It said that on Tuesday, coalition warplanes carried out 19 airstrikes — an unusually high number for a single day — on a range of Islamic State facilities near the city of Raqqa.
The attack, which hit a school in the town of Mansoura, where civilians had taken shelter Tuesday night, was the second time in a week that Syrians had accused the United States of involvement in a strike that killed dozens of noncombatants.
Forty-nine people died last week when US warplanes fired on a target in Al Jinah, a village in western Aleppo province. US officials said the attack had hit a building where Al Qaeda operatives were meeting, but residents said the warplanes had struck a mosque where hundreds of people had gathered for a weekly religious meeting.
The US military said it was investigating whether civilians had been killed in that airstrike.
In Raqqa, the Islamic State’s self-declared capital, hundreds of people who fled their homes in other parts of Syria were sheltering in the school, according to residents and to the group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a team of activists originally from Raqqa who monitor the conflict.
The two airstrikes have raised concerns about whether the US military has become less careful, or less selective, in its targeting.
Really? Where? Congre$$ is cheering it, as is Netanyahoo and feckless western European puppets. I mean, I'm railing this morning but.... ??????? Been here over 10 years, dammit!!!
That's where the print ended, and I won't type I wrote in margins about Trump.
President Trump repeatedly said during his campaign that he would loosen restrictions intended to protect civilians during attacks against the Islamic State and other extremist groups.
The attack came as US forces took a new step in their campaign against the Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL. On Wednesday, US Special Forces troops and members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the name used by the Kurdish and Arab forces working with the US military in northeastern Syria, were dropped into territory held by the Islamic State near the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates River, as more Kurdish forces crossed the river to reinforce them. The school in the town of Mansoura was not far from that area.
Airstrikes during the Obama administration also led to high civilian tolls, most notably during an operation last year in Manbij, when the city was held by Islamic State militants.
Khaled al-Homsi, an activist from Palmyra who opposes both the Syrian government and the Islamic State, said that among the displaced people at the school were families from Palmyra, which has changed hands several times in recent years, switching between pro-government and Islamic State forces.
Residents of Palmyra, an ancient city known for its Roman stone amphitheater, say they have endured bombing by government warplanes, harsh treatment and summary killings by the Islamic State, and reprisals and looting by pro-government forces retaking the area.
And this helped, huh?
Also see: Slow Saturday Flashback: U.S. Used Willie Pete in Mosul
Related: US investigating Mosul strikes said to have killed civilians
Don't hold your breath waiting for the "official" report.
"Dog Poet Transmitting……
Well, it’s official. Trump is a sold out same old same old, iron pyrite star, destined for the compost heap of history. It’s what I expected, sad to say but… I was hopeful. It was my intention to take a wait and see position. I felt like I owed him that and I felt like I owed his supporters that. Used to be I didn’t give people a break in these positions because they were usually bought and paid for by the time they got there or… they didn’t get there. Trump was in the unpredictable role of usurper. He had a chance, a slim one to make a difference, here on the precipice of managed chaos. As the world flamed with the Soros migrant crisis, built for the destruction of Europe, here in the United States a culture war is being waged, aided and abetted by the American Noahide Court system and the Zionista transformation of the educational infrastructure into a propaganda factory and Political Correctness mill; not to mention the programming of the entertainment/music and art industry under the control of the same Zionistas, who are only differentiated from the long gone Comancheros by the outfits they wear.
You could see it coming when Michael Flynn got beheaded by the reptile spy consortium. Then Bannon had to take a back seat to slum lord, Jared Kushner, who is the present day Rahm Emmanuel, Mossad operative, back seat driver. He’s a king of the shitheap, legend in the making. If you needed any further proof that the Satanic Banker Meme has all the main stage players sewn up, then… what is happening is living proof of the marching orders given to the battalions of the walking dead, it’s right there in front of you; for the purpose of demonstration. Usury has always been the primary drumbeat that sent most of the cultures on a downward spiraling Bataan Death March. Depending on which version of history you are informed by, you either know this or you are rank and file marching into indentured slavery with the rest of the Shmoos.
How is it that Trump has lost all credibility with me? He launched an attack against the Syrian government at the behest of the Zionistas who want Putin and Russia neutralized and Syrian balkanized with Iran put in the cross-hairs. Like I said, it’s the same old same old. It seemed like Trump had good intentions. He was doing the right thing with the Tranny Bathroom Issue. He seemed to be working to counter the Russian hysteria being generated out of Zio-financed think tanks, neo-con talking heads and Crass Media. Almost overnight he has done an about face, at least where it concerns Russia.
Russia is not going to back off. It is now a matter of whether cooler heads will prevail or whether we can once again be pushed into aggressions for the profit of bankers and the military industrial complex. We’ve seen what happened in Afghanistan, Iraq. Libya …and is ongoing in other locations at this very moment. Horror follows horror and there is a terrible agenda behind it all. The truly evil among us are hard at work to see their malicious intentions realized and though they are not alone in this effort, the Israelis who made 9/11 happen are right in the middle of it again. Until something is done about Israel, there will be no peace. They set up that country as a sovereign nation with Rothschild banker money so that they could put a legal imprimatur upon relentless mass murder. Some would have you believe that The Vatican is behind it all. That’s a load of horseshit. I do not doubt the Vatican’s involvement in dirty work around the planet. There are a number of Satanic Evil Mills in the world and all of them are either in an uneasy alliance or at cross purposes with one another.
Trump has my sympathy and given that this is an apocalypse and that the ineffable is fully in charge, anything can happen. For the moment, he’s a feckless tool, or effectively impersonating one. We shall see what we shall see. In the meantime, my good friends, take heart and know that the big picture is too large for anyone to see it completely. Know that the ineffable lives in every true heart, to the degree that he is permitted to and thereby works his wonders each day through his chosen instruments. Seek to be one of those instruments. Pay no mind to what others may do, this is not your concern. Your concern is to serve as you go, in every small way, that perpetually appears in front of each one of us....
For some reason Blogger isn't updating Les Visible on my blogroll these days (along with a lot of other glitches). That's why I haven't worked on it much. This blog has never worked right from the start.
I predicted a Trump win months before, and I'm going to give you a brief synopsis of how I saw the campaign unfold in the latter stages after my absence.
I had intended to post a Halloween wrap-up; however, by that time I could no longer take not only the Globe's anti-Trump bashing, but it had turned into outright hatred (it's lessened in the last week, believe it or not). I did not yet realize the scenario that was being sketched out for us and the layers upon layers of deception.
The day after he won I realized it was layers upon layers of narrative to conceal the installation of the first Zionist crime boss. Comey was an excuse and reason and the timing was just about perfect. If you think about it, the Zionist string-pullers must have cut a deal with Trump weeks before; however, the genius of it is those same interests their media mouthpieces were still assuring Clinton of victory (thus causing a traumatic event for her voters, something that can then be used against you).
Then there are the Wikileaks, wherever they came from. Even the alt-media that covered it didn't notice one crucial component: yes, their was Clinton Foundation corruption and skullduggery. They mentioned all the payoffs from anti-women, anti-gay Middle East sheikdoms (you know who they are) as well as many African nations. What was missing is any Jewish or Israel payments, meetings, anything. It's the clearest giveaway that Wikileaks is a CIA/Mossad honeypot (not that they need it). Bradley, 'er, Chelsea (boy, did they do a number on that kid's mind while in confinement; I don't say it much, but Obama deserves credit on that one) Manning found out the hard way, Snowden escaped, and Trump can't undo it.
The third thing is the ma$$ media admitting they were wrong.... therefore, the election result must be right (despite the political shenanigans later)! Remember, this is the same media that fell on its sword to bring you the lies leading to the invasion of Iraq that has led to the deaths of millions. I'm sure being "wrong" about an election is easy peasy, and it feeds into the layers upon layers of false narrative and opposition.
One more thing before moving on from the results: Clinton conceding so quickly signaled orders from above. The Zionist told her you will stand down. Her allegedly having more votes (fraud on both sides, folks, elections are now rigged shams) is to have a certain leverage against Trump and gas up her supporters to view him as illegitimate.
Okay, after that I was like Les above, wanted to give the guy a chance and even approved of some early moves; however, then this whole Deep State political distraction sh** started. What a show is that! The papers pretend to be against him and we get a lot of smoke, sound, and fury. Obama spied on Trump? Here's news for you: his government spied on us all! This elite political, you played dirty is distasteful sh**.
Meanwhile, this new guy and his Pentagon have been bombing all over the place since the moment he got in. Syria is only the latest, and it's likely that we will see an attack on North Korea in the not to distant future. I'm told Trump was supposed to have sent a message through the Chinese over dinner (Trump was feasting while his bombs rained down). I might have been a sympathizer, not supporter, because of the attacks on him but no more.
Hey, I'm antiwar to the core, period.
You don't want civilians killed?
Who cares what the other guy does, you can only control what you do.
No more blood on the hands!