Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ignore your own eyes, please

That's what Barack Obama would like you to do.

: مقتل(24)مدنيا، وإصابة 42 آخرين بجروح -في حصيلة أولية-؛ جراء قيام الطيران باستهداف سوق شعبي وسط قضاء هيت. .

Last Monday, the US military bombed the town of Hit.  As Iraqi Spring MC documented above, there were deaths (24) and people left injured (42).

But, as  Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell (Los Angeles Times) reported, the US denied civilian casualties.  They quoted CENTCOM spokesperson Major Curtis J. Kellogg insisting, "We have seen the media reports alleging civilian casualties in Hit, Iraq.  However, based on our current assessment, we believe them to be false and have seen no evidence to corroborate these claims. I can assure you that prior to any mission, every precaution is taken to ensure we do not harm civilians or civilian facilities. However, we take all such reports seriously and look into them further."

Ignore your own eyes, it's what Barack wants you to do.

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