COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT
“Civilian deaths from US-led airstrikes hit record high under Donald Trump”
The US has a long record in every land it has invaded of careless airstrikes hitting civilian targets.
The record goes back to Vietnam and continues through Afghanistan to Iraq. Hospitals, schools, villages, everything you can imagine over the decades.
It took the corporate press almost a couple of days to even report this particular event, which could be read about in Russian sources almost immediately after it happened.
Now, you are busy with the sort of nonsense of "how could this happen"?
Simple, the US has never been especially careful about who it bombs. Never. Remember, even in Serbia they bombed civilian targets like the national broadcaster's offices?
Yet when Russia was taking heroic measures to assure accuracy in Syria - measures which included specialist soldiers on the ground risking their lives to double check the legitimacy of targets before they were bombed - you regularly reported them as carrying out brutal atrocities.
I recall the aid truck convoy that was attacked near East Aleppo, you and others went on for days, falsely, asserting it was Russia.
In fact, we know it was the Al-Nusra forces in Aleppo, forces holding civilian hostages who did that horrible act and many others.
There had been another bombing incident within days before which you also falsely reported as the responsibility of Russia too.
By the way, the same Al-Nusra proxy army of terrorists doing those things in Aleppo has long been supported by Britain, Israel, America and others in the effort to destroy Syria's legitimate government and ruin the country the way Iraq was ruined by direct invasion.
Of course, that is only one small part of this whole filthy effort in Syria. We have the idiot White Helmets - who are in fact an organization of Al Qaeda terrorists well supported through foreign government agencies to resemble a genuine NGA for relief agency and given a lot of false positive publicity - regularly praised for nothing they've done.
You know these creeps have even been captured in pictures setting-up fake horror scenes with children in make-up to shoot propaganda videos. Of course, the corporate press used some of the faked video images as though they were authentic.
Fake news everywhere you look.
Trump has been trumped by the Pentagon and the CIA.
We have, regrettably, no reason to expect any important changes now in the long-running Obama horrors of the Middle East killing at least half a million people and creating an international refugee crisis, or in the senseless promotion of hostility towards Russia.
A long series of phony scandals about Russia and dossiers, etc, have brought a man who might have proved a genuine reformer in these matters to a screeching halt. Such is the power of America's unelected government which serves as the bones and sinews of the American empire.
He has been left no freedom of movement in America's foreign policy by the people who actually control it, the unelected psychopaths in the Pentagon and at Langley Virginia.
Lovers of peace and democratic rights have nothing to celebrate here.