Recall E-mail Quotation to the Air Force Academy: “Aggressive Baby Killing Tactics of Collateral Damage”

Civilians slaughtered include babies by U.S. Marines. This is called “collateral damage” because the killers can’t speak the truth directly but use “professional clinical language” as if civilians and children are mere things, dehumanised entities to be casually disposed of by the invaders as they cross the seas.


“On Nov. 7, [2005] the third day of the offensive, witnesses watched from the roof of a public building in Husaybah as U.S. warplanes struck homes in the town’s Kamaliyat neighborhood. After fires ignited by the fighting had died down, witnesses observed residents removing the bodies of what neighbors said was a family — mother, father, 14-year-old girl, 11-year-old boy and 5-year-old boy — from the rubble of one house…”

“Marine officers said their lessons-learned center at Quantico did not try to assess civilian casualties from attacks. At the Pentagon, routine bomb-damage assessments rely heavily on the examination of aerial photos and satellite images, which [Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1993 to 1996, Sarah] Sewall said were “good for seeing if a building was hit, but not as good for determining who was inside.”

I think it instructive that BDA focuses on things and not people.

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