Posts Tagged ‘civilians’

Amnesty International (AI) released 117-page report on the U.S.-backed ‘Operation Cast Lead’ initiated by Israel on the Gaza Strip — which killed around 1,200 Gazan civilians (including police officers and nearly 300 children) in 22 days — finds evidence of the ‘Israel Occupation Forces’ using Gazan children as human shields and wanton destruction of Gazans’ property. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald continues to slam NPR for banning the word “torture” and ducking his interview offers; Philip Giraldi on America’s obsession with creating enemies; 120,000 troops to remain in Iraq at the end of the year; Israel used Palestinian children as human shields in the Gaza Massacre; Afghan and Pakistani civilians grow colder toward the U.S. are it keeps killing people all around them; The Washington Post selling lobbyists access to Obama Administration and Congress; and more… (more…)

The president continued: “And I think that anybody who sees it knows that there’s something fundamentally unjust about that.”

What does he think when he sees this?: (more…)

Obama drone strike kills 65 at a funeral in Pakistan; Another man released from Gitmo; International collaborators look to attack “tax havens” like Switzerland; The Ayatollah’s tactics to crush dissent are biting him in the ass; Russia supports East Jerusalem as a Palestinian capital; Cigarettes, whiskey, and wild money in the life of the world’s oldest man; and more… (more…)

Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, demands ‘real accountability’ for the U.S.-led coalition’s mounting death toll of Afghan civilians — notably the May attack on Farah that killed 130-140 civilians, including up to 95 children where the U.S. military concedes to making ‘significant errors’. (more…)

Press TV asks: The U.S.-led coalition or the Taliban?: (more…)

Dan Spielberg, in not many words, without oversimplifying one bit. (more…)

al Jazeera made the accusation that U.S. soldiers were acting as Christian missionaries in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said, ‘Prove it!al Jazeera did. Oh boy, they did. al Jazeera‘s (AJE) “Inside Story” and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! (DN!) report on what’s just the tip of the iceberg. (more…)

al Jazeera’s “Inside Story” analyzes the IDF probe into its conduct in the recent Gaza Massacre, empiral evidence, and its motives behind the probe’s claims that it acted “in accordance with moral values and international law”. (more…)

Democracy Now! (DN!) producer Anjali Kamat files a report on the state of the Gazan economy, where unemployment and poverty rates are among the highest in the world. Despite international pledges of over $5.2 billion to rebuild Gaza, in the four months since Israel’s assault the siege has not been lifted and only one truck carrying cement and other construction materials has been allowed entry into the Gaza Strip. (more…)

al Jazeera and Human Rights Watch takes a look at white phosphorus, unlawfully used on civilians by Israel in the Gaza Massacre. (more…)

PCHR: Confirmed figures reveal the true extent of the destruction inflicted upon the Gaza Strip; Israel’s offensive resulted in 1,434 dead, including 960 civilians, 239 police officers, and 235 fighters. (more…)

Wikileaks: Major RAND study with 300 interviews: Intelligence Operations and Metrics in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nov 2008. (more…)

Amnesty Int’l calls for tribunal for human rights abuses in Lebabon. (more…)

Amnesty Int’l on “Document – Getting Away with Murder? The Impunity of International Forces in Afghanistan” [.pdf]. (more…)