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‘We Allow Killings of Civilian Population’ Says Former US Trained Fighter Pilot

Sunday, April 2, 2017 2:17
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‘We Allow Killings of Civilian Population’ says Former US trained fighter pilot and NATO Air Warfare Planner

US led operation against Daesh may bring German defence forces, the Bundeswehr, to be involved in bombings deliberately targetting civilian population.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Ulrich Scholz giving a lecture on air warfare at Schiller Institute, 2016 

Russian media sources report that the former US trained fighter pilot and NATO air warfare planner, Ulrich Scholz, has revealed that airstrikes in conflict zones often are exceuted even when the military staff knows well in advance that they will lead to casualities among civilians.

Strange enough, there are also so-called legal advisors, checking every potential target of the international anti-Daesh coalition to determine how many civilians might get killed as a result of the bombing.

These advisors most commonly are representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or other federal government officials and lawyers.

Scholz told the Russian media: “They say that it is allowed to kill up to 10 people. This is called minimizing civilian casualties

He then added: “Thus, we accept collateral damage. We allow the killings of the civilian population”-

Last week, on Thursday, the DPA news agency had reported the German Air Forces likely provided the US-led coalition with reconnaissance photographs, which then allegedly helped facilitate a deadly airstrike, which hit a school near the Syrian city of Raqqa on March 22.

Media reports that the airstrike killed up to 33 people, including civilians, making the act a violation of international humanitarian law.

At the very same time, Scholz noted this being classic behavior during airstrikes conducted by the US or NATO. In an asymmetric war against a regular army, organizations such as Daesh have no other chance to survive but to mix up with the civilian population.

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According to Ulrich Scholz, in the case of the recent airstrikes in Raqqa, “the expected collateral damage was taken into account from the very beginning, including from the German side”.

On March 22, the Syrian Foreign Ministry confirmed that the US-led coalition’s airstrike resulted in the death of civilians. However, on Tuesday, coalition commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said that the report about civilian casualties resulting from the coalition’s operation near Raqqa was unlikely to be credible.

Germany was said to have provided reconnaissance and not carried out attacks in Syria as part of the US-led coalition.

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  • KGB

    It is only a coward who cannot meet his enemy face on. The American militatary probably kill more civilians than enemy combatants. This is nothing new, it’s the US military customary habit and has been accepted as their normal M.O. What is so special about these cowards that they have the right to sit in the safety of their bunkers and decide how many innocent civilians are going to die today or tomorrow? The US create conflict through their imperialistic foreign policy, especially when they feel that their privately owned, debt ridden, fiat currency is at threat, they create bloody conflicts to protect this racket and another bloody conflict to clean up the mess of the first one, it’s just a never ending cycle of death and destruction, how long will this insanity continue? Human beings are being conditioned more and more through this constant bloodshed to accept this as normal, show people enough horrors for long enough and they become immune to it, it’s the same psychological effect as Roman blood sport. So instead of human advancement we are regressing back to the dark ages. If we as humans don’t wake up and get our act together lt will only be a matter of time before agenda 21 becomes a reality.

    • There is NO question about it. It’s a proven fact that 90% of war casualties are civilians. War is B.S. & the American military are brainwashed war criminals!!!! :mad:

    • Roman ping-pong.

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