TEHRAN (Iran News) – U.S., the True Blood Shedder . The US. Administrations through the history of this country have claimed that they are genuine supporters of human rights and nations and under this claim, better to say this pretext, they have dispatched their troops for protecting the nations but they have actually shed the blood of nations to dominate them.
If we have a glance at the history in the past six decades, we will see how the Americans have waged wars in different parts of the world just for their own interests under the guise of protecting the nations. In the 1950s to 1970s, the U.S. had a war with Vietnam where the American forces committed horrible crimes against the Vietnamese by killing some 2m Vietnamese but they were forced to leave there buy suffering humiliation.
The crimes of the Americans have continued through the history but mostly in the Middle East where the Americans were seeking to loot the oil and wealth of the countries through causing rifts among the groups, creating and supporting terrorist groups or triggering direct clashes with the regional forces.
After committing horrible crimes during the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. troops turned to Afghanistan under the pretext of combatting terrorism and fighting Al-Qaeda group which was behind the September 11 terrorist attack in the U.S.
However the Americans were forced to leave Afghanistan after 20 years and spending trillions of dollars with suffering humiliation but killing of thousands of Afghan nationals and they have to leave Iraq by killing thousands of Iraqis soon because of the pressures from Iraqi people.
Now international media by publishing a report have claimed that the U.S. forces have also killed thousands of African people during their presence in the African states to show that the U.S. crimes are not just limited to the Asian states.
At least 22,000 civilians have been killed in airstrikes conducted by U.S.-led forces in a number of countries in Africa and West Asia over the past 20 years of the so-called ‘forever wars,’ a conflict monitor says.
In a new approximation, the UK-based organization Airwars said at least 22,679 civilians, and as many as 48,308 ones, lost their lives in airstrikes that were part of the US-led “war on terror” launched following terror attacks in New York and Washington DC on September 11, 2001.
The not-for-profit company, which tracks and archives the international air war against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and other terror factions in Iraq, Syria and Libya, issued its report ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The report added that the figures take into account civilians that were killed during the military intervention and the subsequent occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq by the US-led forces, as well as their bombing campaign supposedly against Daesh plus targeted airstrikes in Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.
Airwars further noted that the deadliest year – when looking at the minimum total death toll – was 2003, when at least 5,529 civilians were killed by U.S. airstrikes, almost all of them during the invasion of Iraq.
It added that the next deadliest year – likewise – was 2017, when at least 4,931 civilians lost their lives in bombing campaigns by the U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq and Syria.
But as for the maximum possible death toll, the deadliest year was 2017, when as many as 19,623 civilians lost their lives by the U.S. or U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against purported Daesh positions, the report said.
According to Airwars, 97 percent of civilian strikes-caused fatalities occurred during the occupation of Iraq between 2003 and 2009, the two-decades-long occupation of Afghanistan, and the bombing campaign ‘against Daesh.’
The London-based monitor, citing data from several sources, said the US Department of Defense does not publish full counts of civilian casualties recognized by the agency.
Airwars compiled its report using statistics from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, The Nation, and the volunteer project Iraq Body Count.
This report is just one example for tens of U.S. crimes in the world while the country accuses Islamic countries and nations of terrorism or violence.
Recent disgraces in the Middle East have shown the world the true face and nature of the U.S. in dealing with the human rights issues as they interpret it, and it does pursues it wherever it wants.
But claims of Americans regarding democracy and defending human rights have lost its color and they are better to go and find a better and logical pretext and claim for keeping their presence in the countries because people in the world have noticed who is the real blood shedder and supporter of terrorism and violence in the world.