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Saturday, November 12, 2016
US killing Syrian civilians: what does not bring tears to Western journalists in Beirut
Syrian activists are blaming the U.S.-led coalition for an early morning airstrike on Wednesday that killed at least 20 civilians in a part of Syria held by the Islamic State militant group. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 20 people were killed and about 30 wounded in the strike on the village of Heisha. The village is north of the Islamic State’s de facto capital, Raqqa. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a local media collective, said 23 civilians were killed. U.S. Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for the U.S.-led forces, said the coalition had conducted strikes in the area but could not confirm whether there were civilian casualties. “More information is needed to conclusively determine responsibility,” he said." Do they ever admit responsibility straight without lies and obfuscation?
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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