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Air strikes in Iraq

Posted by alifinmath on March 28, 2008

On Fox (and umpteen other sites):

At least four were killed in the U.S. airstrike in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood — a center for the Mahdi Army militia of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The U.S. military said the missile strike killed four militants, although Iraqi officials said the dead were civilians.

I suspect the four were civilians. The Americans make up their own convenient stories as they go along. Anyway, how would they know whether they were militants or civilians?

Ground forces called for the airstrike in Sadr City after coming under small-arms fire while clearing a main supply route before dawn, U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Steve Stover said.

More bunkum. I’m pretty confident Iraqi ground forces asked for no airstrikes. Iraqi forces are a proxy, a velvet glove for the US. When the fighting gets dirty, the US takes off the velvet glove.

“It’s going to take awhile, but it’s a necessary part of the development of a free society,” Bush said at a White House news conference with visiting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. At the same time, the president said the situation in Iraq remains “dangerous and fragile.”

Yet more baloney. Right from the start, the US has thwarted any real self-government and any real democratic impulses by the Iraqi people. The puppet government of Iraq is entirely an American creation, and a front for the United States. They’re a bunch of quislings.


2 Responses to “Air strikes in Iraq”

  1. Anonym said

    Apropos of nothing other than the topic of the Iraq war, I thought I’d share what is (in my estimation) the best documentary on the Iraq invasion. It encompasses the period from the run-up to the war, to the fall of the Baathists. It’s available on Google, here.. Or on YouTube, starting here.. The YouTube version looks a little better, but is split into 11 parts.

  2. Anonym said

    Related to your post on current events in Iraq, Raed Jarrar has an excellent post up here.

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