L’histoire de Salee, en Irak, met un visage sur ce que l’Armée US apelle les « dégats collatéraux ». Et la presse occidentale ne mentionne que rarement le fait que l’Armée US mène une guerre de bombardements aveugles sur des zones civiles, étant donné qu’elle n’est plus capable de tenir le terrain face à la rébellion.

Et cette campagne de bombardements – qui fait plus de victimes civiles que militaires – va encore être renforcée ces prochains mois, avec des drones armés, pilotés par vidéo depuis des centres lointains.

Il va encore y avoir beaucoup de morceaux de chair humaine éclatée contre les murs des villes irakiennes… c’est cela la barbarie cautionnée par nos grands penseurs libéraux, de Kouchner à Glucksman, de Ségolène Royal à Nicolas Sarkozy, de BHL à Colombani…

A Little Easier to Occupy from the Air
[Ali al-Fadhily – Inter Press Service – BAGHDAD, Jul 31 2007]
Many Iraqis believe the dramatic escalation in U.S. military use of air power is a sign of defeat for the occupation forces on the ground. U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft dropped five times as many bombs in Iraq during the first six months of this year as over the first half of 2006, according to official information.

They dropped 437 bombs and missiles in Iraq in the first half of 2007, compared to 86 in the first half of 2006. This is also three times more than in the second half of 2006, according to Air Force data. The Air Force has also been expanding its air bases in Iraq and adding entire squadrons. It is now preparing to use a new robotic fighter known as the Reaper. The Reaper is a hunter-killer drone that can be operated by remote control from thousands of miles away.

« We find it strange that the big strategists of the U.S. military have actually failed in finding solutions on the ground and are now back to air raids that kill more civilians than militants, » former Iraqi army brigadier-general Ahmed Issa told IPS.