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As Obama’s Mosul Shock and Awe Campaign Ramps Up, Preemptive Media Propaganda About “Human Shields” Surfaces to Explain Away “Tens of Thousands” of Civilian Casualties

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:25
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by Scott Creighton

This is as horrible as it is sadly predictable. It’s straight out of the “IDF attacks Gaza” playbook and I hate to see it happening all over again because I know for a fact that the corrupt complicit MSM and their ladder-climbing quaffed talking heads will never say a truthful word about it.

Here’s the story: according to reports, over a hundred thousands Iraqi “Special Forces” troops (i.e. “Government-backed Shia death squads”), Kurdish pershmerga troops (Kurdish death squads accused recently by other Kurds as “ethnically cleansing” areas of Iraq for their own purposes) and US military “advisers” (recall Vietnam?) are moving in on Mosul which is supposed to house 5,000 “ISIS” fighters at this point. They have the whole of the awesome power of US/coalition air-power providing cover and airstrikes as they advance on the city of 2.5 million people (now reduced to an estimated 1.5 million)… and we are told this heavily one-sided assault will take…

TWO WEEKS TO TWO MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

I’m sorry… what was that? Over one hundred thousand troops and the full might of the US air force against five thousand guys with AKs and Special Ops pickup trucks….

AND IT’S GOING TO TAKE TWO MONTHS TO COMPLETE?!?!

Oh I don’t know, maybe it works that way because we’ve already allowed our “ISIS” contractors to leave the city on route to Syria and now we have to pacify the ENTIRE POPULATION OF MOSUL because they dared to say they didn’t want to live in neoliberalized client state of ours that Iraq has become AFTER THE ILLEGAL FUCKING INVASION WE CONDUCTED, BASED ON MORE LIES, BACK IN 2003.  Maybe it works kinda like that.

To that unfortunate end, the complicit media, especially the left-leaning complicit media (you know who you are Rachel Madcow (H/T Tom K.) is already starting the pretext narrative concerning “tens of thousands” of future dead civilians in Mosul. I shit you not. They are being trivialized already as “human shields”… you know, the kind that bin Laden used when he was supposedly killed in his bedroom. Oh wait. That never happened. Ah. Yes. I see. Now I get it.

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on the jihadists’ stronghold..

“It’s quite clear Daesh (Islamic State) has started to use civilians as human shields by allowing families to stay in buildings likely to be targeted by air strikes,” said Abu Mahir, who lives near the city’s university…

Around 1.5 million people still live in Mosul and the International Organization for Migration said Islamic State may use tens of thousands of residents as human shields to hold onto their last city stronghold in Iraq.” The Huffington Post rag

“Tens of thousands”…. “families in buildings LIKELY targeted by air strikes”

It makes me sick to my stomach.

Wanna hear something worse?

“The IOM said there was a likelihood of chemical attacks by the jihadists, who had used such weapons previously against Iraqi Kurdish forces.” The Huffington Post rag

You don’t use chemical weapons on advancing troops. You use them to pacify targeted areas and to clear out the unwanted elements such as uppity dissident civilians. I guess the real evidence will be whether or not civilians are killed with the chemical weapons or pershmerga terrorists and Iraqi death squads suffer from them but I think we all know unfortunately how that tally will end up being counted in the end.

Before, I thought maybe President Peace Prize would wait until the lame duck session after the election before launching such a destructive and callous attack on the people of Mosul but it makes sense for him to do it now. The complicit media is all in on Hillary. They do everything they can all day long to nudge her corrupt, lying ass into the Big House and by extension, they would NEVER TELL A SINGLE TALE ABOUT A MURDEROUS SHOCK AND AWE CAMPAIGN BEING RUN IN IRAQ BY OBAMA AT THIS TIME BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF HER KEY SURROGATES AND SHE IS SEEN LARGELY AS A CONTINUATION OF THE CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA PRESIDENCIES.

What we are about to see happen in Mosul will make My Lai and Fallujah look like a middle school lunchroom food fight and nobody, nobody, will pay the slightest bit of attention. Kinda like what happened to East Timor, it may take decades for the truth to get out.

Perhaps what we are about to witness with eyes wide shut is something on the scale of the Dec. 1989 invasion of Panama when George H. W. Bush decided he was going to prove to everyone he wasn’t a “wimp”

Thousands died, bodies lay piled in the streets and reports of our forces burning corpses so they couldn’t be counted among the dead were commonplace. And the press went right along for the ride from beginning propaganda to the cover-up in the end.

“Elizabeth Montgomery, narrating The Panama Deception, says: “It soon became clear that the objectives were not limited only to military targets. According to witnesses, many of the surrounding residential neighborhoods were deliberately attacked and destroyed.” [4]

Witnesses recounted U.S. soldiers setting residential buildings on fire. Video footage shows the charred remains of rows of housing complexes in El Chorillo, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

“The North Americans began burning down El Chorillo at about 6:30 in the morning. They would throw a small device into a house and it would catch on fire,” recounted an anonymous witness in the film. “They would burn a house, and then move to another and begin the process all over again. They burned from one street to the next. They coordinated the burning through walkie-talkies.” [5]

People were crushed by tanks, captured Panamanians were executed on the street, and bodies were piled together and burned. Survivors were reportedly hired to fill mass graves for $6 per body.” Counterpunch, 2014

Mosul is a future documentary in progress brought to you by President Peace Prize of the “CHANGE” coalition under the careful complicit media cover of “Trump’s insensitive comments” circa 20 years ago. That and the Israeli standard “human shields” propaganda.

“Tens of thousands”… “families in buildings targets by air strikes”… “chemical weapons”… all so President Obama can pacify the population and reclaim George Bush’s Iraq in the name of our “national interests”

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