Now that Trump’s In Office, Media Suddenly Concerned with US Military Killing Civilians

https://whiskeytangotexas.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/02c4b-serveimage.jpg?w=319&h=183For the last eight years, Peace Prize recipient and ostensible savior of the free world, Barack Obama, rained down hell from the sky on brown people across the Middle East. Obama far exceeded his predecessor, George W. Bush, in the use of drone strikes, killing more civilians than ever before and aiding in the creation and growth of worldwide terror.

On top of this warlord president receiving the Peace Prize, in his final days in office, Barack Obama was ironically given the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service “as a token of appreciation for his service as commander in chief” at a farewell ceremony on January 4. The medal is the highest honorary award at the Department of Defense and is presented by the Secretary of Defense.

Obama has ordered the launching of more Tomahawk cruise missiles than All the other Nobel Peace Prize winners combined.

In his last year alone, Obama authorized the United States military to drop more than 26,000 bombs in 7 countries, according to an estimate by the Council on Foreign Relations. During the prior year, the numbers were similar.

An estimated 50,000 bombs in only 24 months fell onto houses, churches, schools, and hospitals — all authorized by the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize — his supporters, as well as the corporate mainstream media, remained silent.

Fast forward to last weekend

Following in his predecessor’s footsteps, reports from Yemen indicate that as many as 10 women and children were killed in a raid authorized by Donald Trump. During this raid, the 8-year-old granddaughter of Nasser al-Awlaki, who was also the daughter of Anwar Awlaki was shot in the neck and died after suffering for two hours, according to Nasser al-Awlaki.

What makes the tragedy of this 8-year-old girl killed by Trump stand out, however, is the fact that Obama killed her older brother and her father — who were both US citizens — who were extrajudicially murdered without trial.

Source: FreeThoughtProject

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2 thoughts on “Now that Trump’s In Office, Media Suddenly Concerned with US Military Killing Civilians

  1. iwpchi

    The article is much better than the headline, which bears no relationship to the article at all.
    In fact even the bourgeois press – as bad as it is – covered *all* of Obama’s major war crimes, in many cases for weeks on end. Just to take one example: when Chelsea Manning dropped the “Collateral Murder” video via WikiLeaks it was covered for weeks by every major news agency on the planet. Many of his drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan (especially the ones that killed civilians, like the infamous wedding and funeral attacks) were covered pretty throroughly by the capitalist press. You have absolutely no basis for claiming that it is only now that Trump is in office that these things are getting media coverage.
    There are plenty of good reasons to criticise bourgeois press media coverage of US war crimes; it’s not necessary to make stuff up.

    — IWPCHI

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