“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Why are so many civilians dying in Hamas-Israel war? – CNN.com http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/04/world/meast/gaza-israel-why-civilian-deaths/index.html
President Obama expressed solidarity with France, reports the New York Times. “Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,” he said. “This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”
65,000 civilian casualties shown in Iraq, with interactive Google map
Yeah. Like, don’t target civilians?
US airstrike in Syria kills 50 civilians.
Nice idea. Too bad my countries leadership ar mercenaries who are selling death.
I don’t think I want anything to do with universal values. Ever.
Related graphic: Since 2004, U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed over 3400 civilians. More than 98% of the dead were old men, women, and children.
Most global indexes that track “terrorist attacks” around the world include fatalities in Iraq.
This is one of the more absurd acts of statistical inflation anywhere in the war on terror, because American and coalition forces notoriously targeted civilians in rates as high as 75% of total casualties.
A mapping project by Emily Walford and Jennifer Gibson demonstrates the US targeting of Iraqi civilians.
Another attempt to say it plain, which is, even then not simple.