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Monday, March 03, 2008


More child-killers on the loose

This time it's not U.S.-proxy Israel, but the U.S. itself, killing children and other civilians in Somalia:
The U.S. military struck "a target against a known al Qaeda terrorist" in southern Somalia early Monday.

The strike destroyed two houses -- killing three women and three children, and wounding another 20 people -- Dhoobley's District Commissioner Ali Nur Ali Dherre told CNN.
And, the usual nonsense from the U.S. military:
The U.S. military official said the United States is still collecting post-strike information and is not yet able to confirm any casualties.

He described Monday's strike as "very deliberate" and said forces tried to use caution to avoid hitting civilians.
Really? And just how did they do that from thousands of feet in the air? Did they have on their x-ray specs so they could see who was inside the houses they were firing missiles at?

Ironically, as I watched the CNN Headline News over lunch, the story above followed immediately a "good news" story of an Iraqi boy who was deliberately burned and horribly disfigured, and who has now been "rescued" and given plastic surgery by generous Americans so that he is now on his way to being "normal." The anchor didn't seem to see any contradiction between Americans going out of their way to rescue one Iraqi boy, and callously destroying the lives of three Somali children on the same day (not to mention some unknown number of Iraqis). You see, we're really just good, kind-hearted people.

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