The Coalition Bombing of Civilians in Manbij Syria Was No Accident (and they weren’t targeting “ISIS”)

by Scott Creighton

“We have now have momentum in this fight and clear results on the ground… We must ensure that our partners on the ground (freedom fighter Kurds) have what they need to win the fight and then hold, rebuild, and govern their territory (“Rojava”),” Sec. of Defense Ash Carter, today

The coalition bombing in Syria this past week was not a one off mistake where they “mistook” women and children in a village for “ISIS”.

Given the fog of war and our complicit media servants here in the states, it’s understandable how more of our so-called “alternative anti-war” news outlets haven’t picked up on this yet, but in reality what happened appears to be a sustained attack on a civilian area carried out by US and French warplanes over a two day period.

To me it looks like they have given up on the “ISIS” pretense and are clearing out a problematic areas for the Kurds to claim and occupy as part of what they call Rojava, or “Western Kurdistan”, part of Greater Kurdistan (something we aren’t supposed to speak of)

First, let’s make what happened very clear: there were several attacks on this area over the course of two days during which as many as 200 civilians were killed, mostly women and children. It was a slaughter. You might even call it a “cleansing” of the area north of Manbij.

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A Mother’s Story Shows Us “ISIS™” In Syria is Nothing More than a British Regime Change Operation

by Scott Creighton

British citizen Maha Elgizouli and her two “ISIS” sons

A new revelation regarding the “ISIS™” characters in Syria expose the most visible of these guys as being British losers, probably recruited by MI6 to head over to Syria and destabilized the country via terrorism in a regime change operation started by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

In Syria, the “Beatles” gained a reputation as the cruellest of all ISIS guards, using electric shocks, waterboarding, and mock executions – including a staged crucifixion – to terrorise their hostages. They beheaded seven British, American, and Japanese hostages, including the British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, and 18 members of the Syrian army.” Jane Bradley, Buzz Feed

According to Jane Bradley of Buzz Feed, an accomplice of “Jihadi John”, the British “ISIS™” character who made all those fake beheading videos, has been identified as yet another British citizen. This one is a carney, 27-year-old El Shafee Elsheikh. According to the official story, he went to Syria to join “ISIS™” in 2012… a full two years before “ISIS™” was born.

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Final Version of Official Story of U.S. Special Operations Massacre at Kunduz Hospital

by Scott Creighton

The New York Times has penned the final version of the official story of the U.S. Special Operations massacre at the Kunduz Hospital in Afghanistan. Gone is the “we didn’t do it” story, the “the Taliban did it” story, the “Afghanistan did it” story, the “We were shooting terrorists” story… gone is all of those.

In their place, the officials of the Peace Prize President’s administration seem to have settled on “Yes, we did it, yes they tried to tell us it was a hospital, yes we mowed down fleeing doctors and patients with incendiary munitions … but the Afghan government may not have trusted Doctors Without Borders and deliberately told us a fib, so there it is”

For the last hour, the American gunship had been circling high above the city, carefully observing its target with night-­vision sensors and waiting for clearance to strike. It was 2 in the morning on Oct. 3, 2015, and Kunduz City was enveloped in total darkness. The city’s power had gone out five days before — soon after the Taliban took over the provincial capital, in a humiliating blow to the American and Afghan governments — and it stayed off through the bitter fighting that followed, as commandos from both nations counterattacked. The aircraft’s target, a distinctively T-­shaped building set on an expansive lawn, was lit by generators, a beacon in the blacked-­out city. As they prepared to fire, the gunship’s crew members radioed to the ground force commander, a United States Army Special Forces major, for more information.

“Looking for confirmation on which building to strike — Confirm it is the large, T-­shaped building … in the center of the compound.

Affirm.”

An AC-130 circles its target like a ball swung from a string, raining down gunfire along the radius. At 2:08 a.m., the gunship began its assault, starting on the eastern end of the T-­shaped building and working methodically west. For half an hour, the AC-130 fired its 105-­millimeter howitzer, the largest airborne gun in existence, and its 40-­millimeter Bofors cannon, which shoots exploding incendiary rounds and is ideal for hunting people who flee targeted buildings by foot, often referred to by pilots as “squirters.” There were about 50 squirters at the site, the crew noted, a surprisingly high number. Through the infrared scope, the building glowed as it burned, while ghostly shapes that flitted from inside were gunned down.

“We started a fire, good effects.” New York Times

Notice, it was US Special Forces commander who was in charge of the massacre and they had been circling for an hour making sure they had the right location. The building being lit during the blackout and it’s shape made it impossible for them not to know it was the hospital. Also important to note: the US had lost control of the capital of the province just recently, so making them pay for daring to rise up against their occupiers seems like a potential motive to me. Certainly more believable than any of the previous official excuses.

Also important to note is the statement about commandos from “both nations” counter attacking. Since the Taliban isn’t a nation, or at least we don’t consider them one, that means Afghan troops and troops FROM SOME OTHER NATION were involved in attacking on the ground. I thought we weren’t supposed to have been fighting on the ground in Afghanistan and just advising. I’m confused.

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Russia’s commissioner for human rights issues statement regarding US “punishment” for attack on Kunduz DWB hospital

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Officially the ruling from the US is it was the result of : “unintentional human errors and equipment failures

UPDATE: CIA-backed opposition leader in Syria, Mohammed Alloush, calls for a tribunal to try Assad for this new war-crime attack on a Aleppo DWB facility while saying nothing about the admitted “mistake” that took place back in Oct. of last year in Afghanistan.

Whoever carries out these massacres needs a war tribunal and a court of justice to be tried for his crimes. He does not need a negotiating table,”said Mohammed Alloush. What he didn’t say, what doesn’t really need to be said, is “whoever carries out these attacks needs to be tried by a war tribunal unless of course it’s my paymasters at the CIA and Pentagon. In that case, a letter of reprimand for the “mistake” is just fine.”

UPDATE 2: Hows this for shameless irony: the State Department said the attack on the DWB facility in Aleppo is “similar to strikes conducted by the Assad regime in the past

Really? So Assad attacked the DWB hospital in Kunduz? Really? Oh wait, no… that was the Obama Regime, right?

In the wake of yet another attack on a Doctors Without Borders (DWB) facility, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, has issued a statement regarding the US’s so-called “punishment” of 16 low-ranking servicemen for the prolonged sustained attack on the DWB facility in Kunduz, Afghanistan back in October of last year.

“Washington says sixteen military servicemen, including commandoes, have been disciplined for attacking a hospital of Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which caused heavy civilian casualties. It is nakedly clear that this measure is absolutely laughable. Clearly, Washington has failed to find the strength to properly punish those responsible for the tragic death of civilians.

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Under President Peace Prize, the Punishment for Committing a War Crime is a Letter of Reprimand Placed in Your File

Scott Creighton

Patients burned in their beds

This one is amazing.

The U.S. attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz back in October of 2015 was a war crime. It was a sustained, deliberate attack on a neutral medical facility in a conflict zone that served not only combatants of any type but also the people of that area, non-combatant civilians. Therefore the attack was indeed a war-crime.

But don’t take my word for it:

Article 15 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV provides:

Any Party to the conflict may, either direct or through a neutral State or some humanitarian organization, propose to the adverse Party to establish, in the regions where fighting is taking place, neutralized zones intended to shelter from the effects of war the following persons, without distinction:

a) wounded and sick combatants or non-combatants;
b) civilian persons who take no part in hostilities, and who, while they reside in the zones, perform no work of a military character.

When the Parties concerned have agreed upon the geographical position, administration, food supply and supervision of the proposed neutralized zone, a written agreement shall be concluded and signed by the representatives of the Parties to the conflict. The agreement shall fix the beginning and the duration of the neutralization of the zone

– The US Air Force Pamphlet (1976) states:

The Geneva Conventions of 1949 provide for protected or safety zones established by agreement between the parties to the conflict. Safety zones established under the Geneva Conventions of 1949, or by other agreement among parties to a conflict, are immune from bombardment in accordance with the terms of the agreement

– The US Air Force Commander’s Handbook (1980), in a section entitled “Neutralized and Demilitarized Zones”, provides:

By agreement, the parties to a conflict may establish certain zones where civilians, the sick and wounded, or other noncombatants may gather to be safe from attack...

…United States forces need not respect such a zone unless the United States has agreed to respect it. Even in an unrecognized zone, of course, only legitimate military objectives … may be attacked

There you have it. International law as well as the code of conduct established by our own military dictates what happened in Kunduz back in Oct. of 2015 was indeed a war-crime.

So what do you think President Peace Prize’s military investigation concluded about the event? What punishment did the “progressive” president’s military leadership hand down to those responsible? Criminal charges? Loss of military rank? Some time in the stockades?

uh… nope. None of that.

A couple folks got letters of reprimand inserted in their career folders and that’s about it. If you believe they did even that.

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Doctors Without Borders Staff Shot While Fleeing Kunduz Hospital, Report Finds

(No wonder they didn’t release the videos from the gunships… they didn’t want you to see them chasing down doctors in white coats with their miniguns from 10,000 feet above. wow.)

from the Huffington Post

The medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders released its internal report on Thursday about the October attack on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

At least 30 people were killed in the airstrikes, led by U.S. forces, the report said. “Patients burned in their beds,” it added, and “medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs.”

The organization found that “a patient in a wheelchair attempting to escape from the
inpatient department … was killed by shrapnel from a blast.”

The report also revealed that pilots shot at staff members fleeing the hospital.

“Many staff describe seeing people being shot, most likely from the plane, as people tried to flee the main hospital building that was being hit with each airstrike,” the report said. “Some accounts mention shooting that appears to follow the movement of people on the run. [Doctors Without Borders] doctors and other medical staff were shot while running to reach safety in a different part of the compound.”

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US Rejects Hospital Bombing Investigation, Instead Smashes into Hospital in Tank, Destroying Evidence

by Robert Barsocchini, Washington’s Blog

After changing its story many times, the US now admits that it intentionally threw bombs, for more than an hour, at the now famous Doctors Without Borders hospital, proving accurate the assessment of DWB staffer Meinie Nicolai, who said the US attack was “a premeditated massacre.”

Since initial US claims that the protected DWB hospital was a “Taliban stronghold” and so forth have been debunked as stupid, the US now claims it targeted the hospital because one man, a “Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence spy”, was inside.

However, Glenn Greenwald points out that the US puppet government in Afghanistan has had it out for DWB for some time because they treat patients indiscriminately, whereas US allies like Israel, for example, discriminate between patients, treating Al Qaeda fighters while targeting members of the UN-recognized Syrian government: “Israel has opened its borders with Syria in order to provide medical treatment to Nusra Front and al-Qaida fighters wounded in the ongoing civil war, according to The Wall Street Journal.”

On October 14th, an “international panel” announced that it was “ready to investigate the deadly US [hospital] bombing”, but would need “assurances from Barack Obama and the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, that their governments [would] comply.”

The US rejected the initiative for the investigation, and instead, on October 15th, sent soldiers to smash up the bombed hospital with a tank, “destroy[ing] potential evidence” for the war crimes investigation.

To explain this, the US announced that the tank was carrying the US’s own “investigators”.

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