By Rachel Blevins
While the mainstream media focuses on anything but the stream state of U.S. involvement in the Middle East, the Trump Administration is breaking annals by accumulating a horrific series of municipal deaths.
Former President Obama warranted the nickname of “Drone King” when he dramatically escalated the use of drone strikes, while also downplaying the series of trusting civilians who became “collateral damage.” In the two years that his administration clinging to publicly spending millions of taxpayer dollars to fight the Islamic State group, the estimated municipal death fee ranged from 2,300 to 3,400, according to Airwars, an classification tracking deaths in the fight against ISIS.
During @BarackObama‘s 29 months at helm of ISIS fight we tracked 855 purported municipal misadventure events which likely killed 2298-3398 civilians pic.twitter.com/RUVvcy5zX9
— Airwars (@airwars) Aug 22, 20171
President Trump has been in bureau for just 9 months, and he has already surpassed Obama’s ruthless record with estimated numbers as high as 4,500 municipal deaths.
Trump finished headlines in Dec 2015, when he announced that if elected, he would not only kill members of ISIS—he would also “take out their families.” He is following by on that promise, according to a report from Steven Feldstein, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.
Feldstein remarkable that researchers have documented the arise of “frequent killing of whole families in likely bloc airstrikes” under the Trump Administration. This trend led to “the deaths of at slightest 57 women and 52 children in Iraq and Syria” in May.
While this may come as no surprise, deliberation the fact that Trump betrothed to “bomb the ruin out of ISIS” while on the campaign trail, his administration’s descent against the Islamic State is not the only ongoing fight that is killing civilians.
According to a report from United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documenting municipal causalities during the first half of 2017, “aerial operations” led to a “43 percent boost in municipal casualties compared to the first 6 months of 2016, including a 67 percent boost in municipal deaths.”
While Trump bragged about giving military commanders “total authorization” to make fight decisions in Afghanistan, Washington Rep. Adam Smith pronounced he believes that this pierce is contributing to the boost in municipal deaths.
“You really have the military making decisions that were designed to be finished by the municipal authorities using the military,” Smith said. “We’ve seen an boost in municipal casualties. … we consider they’ve turn a little too unenlightened in what they’re doing.”
The report from Feldstein remarkable that the Trump Administration has “substantially escalated air strikes and bombings” and the U.S. military “has already used 20 percent more missiles and bombs in total air operations in 2017 than in all of 2016.”
The alarmingly high municipal death fee has continued to build up over the months. For example, from May 23 to Jun 23 of this year, at slightest 472 civilians were killed by U.S. airstrikes. That is significantly some-more than the 459 civilians who have been killed by militant attacks in Europe—in the last 12 years.
While the evidence can be finished that Trump is doing the same thing Hillary Clinton would have finished if she was elected, the doubt has to asked as to how anyone can clear killing trusting civilians in the first place.
Obama surpassed Bush’s record, and now Trump has surpassed Obama’s record—but the only thing that has actually been “accomplished” is that thousands of trusting civilians have lost their lives, hundreds of thousands of civilians have lost their homes and their communities, and the civilians who do tarry in the countries the United States is targeting now, will grow up hating America for destroying their home in the name of “Freedom.”
Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based publisher who aspires to mangle the left/right model in media and politics by posterior law and doubt existent narratives. Follow Rachel on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. This essay first seemed at The Free Thought Project.