Posts Tagged ‘air strikes’

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Leader of US war effort against Islamic State stepping down

[General] Allen is reportedly frustrated with a lack of resources to counter the jihadist group, according to US officials. Allen had unsuccessfully lobbied administration officials for increased tactical air control teams to more efficiently target IS on the ground in Iraq, Bloomberg reported. Meanwhile, administration officials have portrayed his decision as one made out of concern for his wife’s poor health.

Of course they did. All bullshit all the time.

Dear General, you can’t go bombing the CIA’s trainees. That would be counterproductive.  You are a pawn with stars. Your little war is a show, a farce, a propaganda offensive to sell the idea that the US doesn’t like terrorists, when in fact your own bosses have helped create them.

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“The rule of thumb was that when there was estimated collateral damage of up to 10 civilians, the ISAF commander in Kabul was to decide whether the risk was justifiable,” Der Spiegel quotes an ISAF officer who worked with the lists for years as saying.

“the Afghan narcotics trade has gotten undeniably worse since the U.S.-led invasion,” and the U.S. has “all[ied] with many of the same people who turned the country into the world’s biggest source of heroin.”

New Snowden Docs Reveal Wider Net of NATO ‘Kill List’ Targets