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Why No Outrage Over U.S. Killing of Children?


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Walter L
- 22 days ago - fff.org
While there has been mass outrage over Trumps separation policy, there is virtually no outrage over the U.S. governments policy of killing children as a way to achieve the political goal of regime change in foreign countries.



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Evelyn B (61)
Friday June 29, 2018, 11:10 am
I suspect the author wasn't following left-wing media ... so asks where was the outrage!

I followed the outrage over the horrendous rise in Leukaemia in Iraq after 1990-91, and the negative impact of the second Iraq war on children's health. (Weren't both those under Republican governments????? Wasn't the 1st Gulf War - destruction of water supply & sewage systems by US bombing - during Bush senior's reign? Saddam didn't cause that, although his policies afterwards definitely ensured that areas that had tried to rebel at the time of the war suffered more ... Sanctions were introduced - during Bush Senior's watch - by the UN )

Frankly, if the best argument the pro-GOP can come up with is "why wasn't there EQUIVALENT outcry?", it's a really weak argument!

I'd draw a current comparison rather than going back to the 1990s (and trying to attribute all the blame to Clinton, who became POTUS when the wrongs were already part of US policy). Why not ask
WHY is there not equal outcry over all the deaths & suffering of children in Yemen due to US-supported Saudi Arabian action?!!

Of course - the answer is easy ... the children are not in the US, they're not under the nose of the average US citizen, so far too many US citizens are barely aware of the infant & child mortality caused by US bombs dropped by US allies ... US media, & indeed, media around the world, give little time & space to the topic. Whereas, when it happens on the border, it shocks & damages the self-image of the US. And it so happens that the extreme action has been on orders of the current administration ... building on past policies but applying in an extreme way.
 

Doris F (18)
Friday June 29, 2018, 11:32 am
ty Walter & Evelyn
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 29, 2018, 7:58 pm
Thanks Walter
 
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