The United States military, in a bombing attack against the Islamic State, killed 26 civilians in Syria yesterday. 7 of those killed were children.
This morning, Reuters is reporting on a violent incident with the headline Ten Afghan “civilians” killed in NATO airstrike. This headline leaves me wondering what the difference between is between “civilians” and civilians. 5 of the “civilians” killed were children… or were they “children”? Were
Should the coalition of foreign fighters have bombed the tanker when it was surrounded by civilians? Some people are going to say yes, because that coalition is controlled by the U.S. military.
American military leaders keep on saying that they go to great lengths to avoid killing civilians, but the fact is that they keep on engaging in attacks that kill civilians.