IHCHR: 11,800 Civilians Killed In US-Led Air Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Nearly 12,000 civilians have been killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014, according to a statement from the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights. IHCHR spokesman Dr. Ali A. Al-Bayati said on Saturday that "about 11,800 civilians, including 2,300 children and 1,130 women, were killed in addition to 8,000 wounded by … Continue reading “IHCHR: 11,800 Civilians Killed In US-Led Air Strikes in Syria, Iraq”

Why Must Ilhan Omar Apologize for Telling the Truth?

There can be no doubt among reasonable and informed observers that pro-Israel lobby groups and individuals are among the most influential players in US politics. Why, then, has Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) been forced to apologize for tweeting the truth about the outsize influence of the Zionist lobby on US foreign and domestic policy? Omar … Continue reading “Why Must Ilhan Omar Apologize for Telling the Truth?”

Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts

Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump’s special envoy to help “fully restore democracy and prosperity” to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra … Continue reading “Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts”

Former Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder for Role in Nisour Square Massacre

Former Blackwater USA guard Nicholas Slatten was found guilty of first-degree murder by a federal jury in Washington, DC on Wednesday, more than 11 years after he and other men employed by the private military contractor killed 17 innocent Iraqi civilians in a crowded square in central Baghdad, Iraq. The Associated Press reports prosecutors had … Continue reading “Former Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder for Role in Nisour Square Massacre”

Afghan Officials: US Air Strike Kills at Least 30 Civilians, Including 16 Children

Officials in Afghanistan’s Helmand province and international media are reporting at least 30 civilians, including 16 children, were killed in the latest US air strike targeting Taliban militants. Reuters reports the latest US mass casualty bombing in Afghanistan came amid a surge in aerial operations aimed at forcing the Taliban to the negotiating table after … Continue reading “Afghan Officials: US Air Strike Kills at Least 30 Civilians, Including 16 Children”

Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 80 Syrian Civilians

The US-led coalition against Islamic State has carried out more than 100 new air strikes targeting the militant group’s remaining strongholds in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, killing at least 80 civilians – including dozens of women and children – in recent weeks. US-led bombing resumed on October 24 following a particularly deadly period in which … Continue reading “Latest US-Led Air Strikes Kill At Least 80 Syrian Civilians”

Monitor: Death Toll Rises to 63 in US-Led Strike on Syria Mosque, Homes

US-led air strikes targeting one of the last Islamic State strongholds in Syria have killed more than 60 civilians, local and international media and monitors report. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) initially reported that 41 civilians, including 10 children, were killed in strikes on a mosque and houses in al-Sousa village in … Continue reading “Monitor: Death Toll Rises to 63 in US-Led Strike on Syria Mosque, Homes”

Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court

On February 12, 2010, US Army Rangers conducted a nighttime raid on a home in the village of Khataba, outside Gardez, Afghanistan. Dozens of men, women and children, including the district prosecutor and local police chief, had gathered at the house to celebrate the naming of a newborn baby just before the raid occurred. The … Continue reading “Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court”

Monitor: Recent US-Led Airstrikes Kill at Least 73 Syrian Civilians

US-led coalition air strikes targeting Islamic State militants have killed at least 73 Syrian civilians during the month of July, with most of these deaths occurring in two strikes in Deir Ezzor province, according to monitor and media organizations. The UK-based journalistic monitor group Airwars reports the deadliest of the recent US bombings blasted an … Continue reading “Monitor: Recent US-Led Airstrikes Kill at Least 73 Syrian Civilians”

US-Led Strikes Kill 100 Syrian Civilians

US and coalition warplanes over the past several weeks have been pounding areas of Syria’s Deir Ezzor and al-Hasaka provinces still controlled by Islamic State militants, reportedly killing around 100 civilians, including more than 30 children, in the process. This, as the human rights group Amnesty International released a scathing report on Tuesday accusing the … Continue reading “US-Led Strikes Kill 100 Syrian Civilians”