Genocide in Mosul
by Stephen Lendman
America’s rage for global dominance is responsible for raping and destroying Mosul – the same pattern as in all US wars of aggression, civilians harmed most, massacred in cold blood.
At her weekly press briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said humanitarian crisis conditions in Mosul “soared to an unprecedented degree.”
“It’s time to ring alarm bells.” Hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in the city with scant food, virtually no medical care and other essentials to life.
“Experts warn mass famine will be unavoidable if the operation…lasts” much longer, she stressed. “Regrettably,” this is where things are heading.
She condemned US-led airstrikes massacring civilians. No one in the West wants to talk about mass casualties. Horrendous war crimes continue daily – unaddressed and ignored.
Continued bombing of residential areas assures mass slaughter of civilians in harm’s way.
Earlier, Zakharova blasted Western media for involvement in the coverup of what’s ongoing.
“(I)t is obvious that the situation in Mosul is being distorted in one way or another,” she explained. “TV channels and newspapers are under direct influence. They are politically biased without a doubt.”
“The (Western) articles that we read completely ignore the predicament of the local residents and the reasons which led to this tragedy.”
“Such one-sided and limited coverage of the Mosul military operation is completely different from what we saw during the Syrian army’s offensive aimed at liberating Aleppo from terrorists and militants.”
Reporting from Mosul, RT said indiscriminately bombing residential areas with residents inside seeking shelter turned the city into an “urban graveyard.”
Civilians interviewed recounted “chilling” horrors no one not experiencing them can understand.
Residential homes became “graves as Iraqi and US forces continue to target” them indiscriminately – destroying or damaging virtually everything in sight.
A woman explained she was home when “it was hit by a shell. We went to my parent’s house, and it was hit by a rocket. Wherever we went, we’d be bombed. I heard an airstrike destroyed our home.”
Another resident asked “why are they bombing the city? The city is gone. (They) have no mercy…(T)hey are destroying everything.”
The onslaught continues daily. The New York Times took note of US wars “with no endgame in sight” – without explaining American aggression against nonbelligerent nations, along with US support for ISIS and other terrorist groups.
More Pentagon troops are headed for conflict zones, escalating wars instead of diplomatically working to end them.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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