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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Bans Disclosure of Civilian Deaths by Drone Strikes
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The US, NATO, and Israel indiscriminately massacre civilians when attacking targeted nations or Palestinians.
For Israel, it's official policy under its Dahiya doctrine, unlawfully calling civilians legitimate targets, including women, children, infants, the elderly and infirm.
Former IDF Northern commander Gadi Eisenkot explained it as follows, saying:
"We will apply disproportionate force at the heart of the enemy's weak spot (civilians) and cause great damage and destruction," adding:
"From our standpoint, these are not civilian villages (towns or cities). They are military bases. This is not a recommendation. This is a plan. And it has been approved" – notably against Gaza.
The US and NATO operate the same way without publicly affirming it as official policy. Drone wars are a not
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