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The Hidden U.S. Air War in Somalia- Amnesty Accuses U.S. of Possible War Crimes for Civilian Deaths


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, propaganda, politics, lies, dishonesty, ethics )

Wilde
- 30 days ago - democracynow.org
But we asked AFRICOM and the Office of Secretary of Defense if the U.S. is at war in Somalia. I promise it is not a "gotcha" question. They have told us they're using the laws of war.That's the manual they refer to for what guiding legal principles are b



   

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Wilde Thange (10)
Friday March 22, 2019, 2:30 pm
So, in March of 2017, President Trump did sign a new directive declaring Somalia an area of active hostilities. And what that did in a practical level is it says that the laws of war that guide U.S. actions in Afghanistan or Syria or Iraq, that those rules will be applied to Somalia, when previously, under previous rules, it would be like Somalia was treated like other countries, where President Obama had a near-certainty standard before a strike was carried out—near certainty that civilians were not present and would not be harmed. After the new declaration, that standard was lowered to a reasonable certainty, as in you’re pretty sure that there aren’t civilians around.

My estimate is they like to punish people to happen to deal with those we call terrorist no matte who they are. And they know full well that any strike may have civilians in the way.
 
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