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How Many Bombs Did the United States Drop in 2015?

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The primary focus—meaning the commitment of personnel, resources, and senior leaders’ attention—of U.S. counterterrorism policies is the capture or killing (though, overwhelmingly killing) of existing terrorists. Far less money and programmatic attention is dedicated to preventing the emergence of new terrorists. As an anecdotal example of this, I often ask U.S. government officials and mid-level staffers, “what are you doing to prevent a neutral person from becoming a terrorist?” They always claim this this is not their responsibility, and point toward other agencies, usually the Department of State (DOS) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where this is purportedly their obligation internationally or domestically, respectively. DOS and DHS officials then refer generally to “countering violent extremism” policies, while acknowledging that U.S. government efforts on this front have been wholly ineffective.

The primary method for killing suspected terrorists is with stand-off precision airstrikes. With regard to the self-declared Islamic State, U.S. officials have repeatedly stated that the pathway to “destroying” the terrorist organization is by killing every one of its current members. Last February, Marie Harf, DOS spokesperson, said, “We are killing them and will continue killing ISIS terrorists that pose a threat to us.” Then in June, Lt. Gen. John Hesterman, Combined Forces Air Component commander, stated, “We kill them wherever we find them,” and just this week, Col. Steve Warren, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, claimed, “If you’re part of ISIL, we will kill you. That’s our rule.”

The problem with this “kill-em’-all with airstrikes” rule, is that it is not working.

http://blogs.cfr.org/zenko/2016/01/07/how-many-bombs-did-the-united-states-drop-in-2015/

 

Actually, it is working. The US admits it created and funds ISIS. Turkey is well known to purchase Iraqi and Syrian oil and sell through a Saudi broker. In US$.

22,110 on Iraq and Syria alone in 2015.

How many bombs have Iraq and Syria dropped on the USA?

Zero.

And you wonder why they hate you? Really?

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A lot of us also hate our government.
But the terrorists probably love them.

Busted! US Helicopters Aiding ISIS in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA) – Representative of Iraq’s State of Law Coalition at the parliament Awatif Naima revealed that the recent US heliborne operations in Huweija, Kirkuk province, was a plot to help the ISIL terrorists.

“The American forces have recently expanded their heliborne operations in Huweija, Beiji and Sharqat in the Northern parts of Salahuddin province with the goal of assisting the ISIL terrorist group,” Naima said in a press conference.

He said that the Iraqi army, security and volunteer (Hashd al-Shaabi) forces have witnessed repeated dropping of foodstuff and arms packages by the US aircraft to the ISIL terrorists.

The US and some other coalition members have been supplying arms to different actors in Iraq.

During the past few years, Iraqi officials have on different occasions blasted the US and its allies for supplying the ISIL in Syria with arms and ammunition under the pretext of fighting the Takfiri terrorist group.

In late October, Iraqi volunteer forces discovered and seized US-made military hardware and ammunition in captured terrorists’ positions.

In early October, the Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware and ammunition, including missiles, in terrorists’ command center in Salahuddin province, informed sources said.

The Iraqi army and volunteer forces discovered US-made military hardware and ammunition, including anti-armor missiles, in terrorists’ positions and trenches captured during the operations in the Fallujah region in Al-Anbar province.

The Iraqi forces found a huge volume of advanced TOW-II missiles from the Takfiri terrorists in al-Karama city of Fallujah. The missiles were brand new and the ISIL had transferred them to Fallujah to use them against the Iraqi army’s armored units.

Also in October, the Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware and ammunition from terrorists in the town of Beiji.

“The military hardware and weapons had been airdropped by the US-led warplanes and choppers for the ISIL in the nearby areas of Beiji,” military sources told FNA.

In February, an Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that the US airplanes still continue to airdrop weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/07/busted-us-helicopters-aiding-isis-in-iraq/

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Brio said:

The twilight zone Lucy, rant deleted lol.

It really is... The bad guys are calling other bad guys bad guys while the bad guys help out the other bad guys and both bad guys attack the innocent people who are in the way of one or both of the bad guys... or something.
:unsure:

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9 minutes ago, Lucy Barnable said:

It really is... The bad guys are calling other bad guys bad guys while the bad guys help out the other bad guys and both bad guys attack the innocent people who are in the way of one or both of the bad guys... or something.
:unsure:

Who's watching the watchers kind of thing? 

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2 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

Who's watching the watchers kind of thing? 

That's a good way to put it.
I'd say all the bad guys are watching each others backs.

 

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