This is not the first time the Canadian government has been accused -- by Iraqi military or, for that matter, the US government -- of killing civilians with air strikes.
Last week, the US government made the first acknowledgement that, in the 15 or so months of dropping bombs on Iraq, they may have, maybe, just maybe, killed a civilian or two.
Probably closer to half a thousand by most conservative estimates.
We walked away from Margaret Griffis and Antiwar.com because of their inability to acknowledge the reality that even 'smart' bombs kill civilians (instead they repeated the propaganda as fact and not as claims).
This is reality.
And it happens over and over again.
Doesn't get reported over and over again.
Because there are so few real reporters.
The US Defense Dept claimed/bragged yesterday:
Strikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft and rocket artillery conducted 19 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:
-- Near Abu Hayat, one strike struck an ISIL staging area.
-- Near Rutbah, one strike struck an ISIL vehicle bomb facility.
-- Near Fallujah, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and wounded two ISIL fighters.
-- Near Habbaniyah, one strike destroyed an ISIL artillery piece.
-- Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Makhmur, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and two ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Mosul, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Ramadi, five strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle, eight ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL house bomb, two ISIL recoilless rifles, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL building, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
-- Near Sinjar, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL fighting position, and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Sultan Abdallah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Hit, one strike destroyed an ISIL bridge section.
And anyone who 'works' that release into a 'report' will no doubt continue the trend of presenting the above as fact and refusing to acknowledge even the possibility of civilian deaths.
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