The U.S. is no stranger when it comes to war crimes.
Its foreign policy can only be described as some sort of liberal imperialism. American foreign policy has been responsible for countless deaths in every continent for almost two centuries (refer to the Monroe Doctrine of 1823); especially since the end of WWII.
It wouldn’t be feasible for us to enumerate all of these war crimes here. The list would just be far too long. However, one specific war crime that was “uncovered” recently had caught our attention.
The New York Times published a report titled A Dam in Syria Was on a ‘No-Strike’ List. The U.S. Bombed It Anyway. The report describes how, during 2017, the U.S. bombed the Tabqa Dam (Syria’s largest dam) despite the infrastructure being on a “no-strike” list.
First, the B-52 dropped bombs set to explode in the air above the targets to avoid damaging the structures, the senior military official said. But when those failed to dislodge the enemy fighters, the task force called for the bomber to drop three 2,000-pound bombs, including at least one bunker-buster, this time set to explode when they hit the concrete.
The task force also hit the towers with heavy artillery.
More importantly, this was done with full knowledge that it would directly threaten the lives of “tens of thousands of civilians.”
Near the height of the war against the Islamic State in Syria, a sudden riot of explosions rocked the country’s largest dam, a towering, 18-story structure on the Euphrates River that held back a 25-mile-long reservoir above a valley where hundreds of thousands of people lived.
The Islamic State, the Syrian government and Russia blamed the United States, but the dam was on the U.S. military’s “no-strike list” of protected civilian sites and the commander of the U.S. offensive at the time, then-Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, said allegations of U.S. involvement were based on “crazy reporting.”
In fact, members of a top secret U.S. Special Operations unit called Task Force 9 had struck the dam using some of the largest conventional bombs in the U.S. arsenal, including at least one BLU-109 bunker-buster bomb designed to destroy thick concrete structures, according to two former senior officials. And they had done it despite a military report warning not to bomb the dam, because the damage could cause a flood that might kill tens of thousands of civilians.
Given the dam’s protected status, the decision to strike it would normally have been made high up the chain of command. But the former officials said the task force used a procedural shortcut reserved for emergencies, allowing it to launch the attack without clearance.
Later, three workers who had rushed to the dam to prevent a disaster were killed in a different coalition airstrike, according to dam workers.
The two former officials, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because they were not authorized to discuss the strikes, said some officers overseeing the air war viewed the task force’s actions as reckless.
And take a wild guess as to who was punished for potentially causing tens of thousands of civilian deaths…
No disciplinary action was taken against the task force, the officials said. The secret unit continued to strike targets using the same types of self-defense justifications it had used on the dam.
Yes, you guessed right. Not a single person was punished.
Isn’t the U.S. just great?
Liberalism is an ideology that prides itself on supposed “peace,” yet American imperialism has been perfectly coherent in systematically demonstrating exactly how liberalism has been mercilessly using the sword to impose itself upon the world.
The very same liberals lambast the Shari’ah despite it promoting strict standards of justice for all. Yet why is it that the U.S. has been able to consistently escape assuming any sort of responsibility for all of these vile crimes?
If the liberals remain faithful to their dogma, crimes such as these will no doubt persist, and the liberals have also made it very clear that these crimes will also continue to go unpunished.