The US intends to kill even more civilians in its faux war against ISIS:
The Pentagon has approved airstrikes that risk more civilian casualties in order to destroy Islamic State targets as part of its increasingly aggressive fight against the militant group in Iraq and Syria, according to interviews with military officials and data.
Since last fall, the Pentagon has delegated more authority to the commander of the war, Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, to approve targets when there is the risk that civilians could be killed. Previously, authority for missions with the potential to kill innocents had been made by the higher headquarters of U.S. Central Command. Seeking approval from above takes time, and targets of fleeting opportunity can be missed.
Six Defense Department officials, all speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe how Islamic State targets are selected and attacked, described a sliding scale of probable civilian casualties based on the value of the target and the location. For example, a strike with the potential to wound or kill several civilians would be permitted if it prevented ISIL fighters from causing greater harm.
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As I stated in my book No More Patriots [http://www.amazon.com/No-More-Patriots-Howard-Uhal-ebook/dp/B00X2SU5Q6/], nothing justifies the killing of innocent people, except the following:
• the institution of slavery,
• the imposition of economic sanctions,
• a woman’s right to choose,
• the right to keep and bear arms,
• following proper police procedure,
• military necessity,
• national security,
• the doctrine of discovery,
• the moral imperative of free trade,
• the war on terror,
• the gospel of globalization, and
• the threat of religious totalitarianism.
Killing civilians in the Middle East falls under several of these exceptions, so OF COURSE it's acceptable.
Keep in mind, however, that all these exemptions apply as much to the US as they do to ISIS. Someday soon it will be We The People who are considered acceptable collateral damage in the War on Terror. How will you feel when it's your family blown to smithereens on the basis of bogus "evidence" which cannot pass a valid due process evaluation?