Slaughter in Iraq
WORKERS, MAR 2008 ISSUE
The US-led occupation forces in Iraq dropped 1,447 bombs last year, up from 229 in 2006. Since the invasion in March 2003, coalition bombing has killed 116,000 Iraqis.
In Afghanistan, US-led occupation forces launched 3,572 airstrikes last year, twice as many as in 2006, 20 times as many as in 2005. They killed possibly 3,000 Afghan civilians in 2006, far more than the Taliban killed that year.
None of this lethal aggression ever gets shown on any of the TV channels. Instead, they always present the occupation forces as on the defensive, under attack.