Purging Inconvenient Facts in Coverage of Biden’s ‘First’ Air Attacks

5 March 2021 — FAIR

NBC: Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iran-backed militias

NBC‘s headline (2/26/21) is more confident than the article it accompanies, which says that “Iranian-backed militias were most likely behind the attack the US said it was “retaliating against.”

When the Biden administration bombed Syria on February 25, the attack killed “at least 22,” most of them members of Iraqi militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring organization opposed to the Syrian government. The US said the bombing was retaliation for three rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq that it claims were carried out by groups allied with Iran (NBC2/25/21). In one of the attacks, rockets fired at Erbil airport killed a military contractor and an Iraqi civilian.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 19, 2011

19 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • FAIR: NATO Air Strikes, Libyan Deaths And Media Silence
  • U.S. NATO Quad Partners Demand Regime Change In Syria
  • Israeli Missile Chief Briefs U.S. Space/Interceptor Missile Conference
  • War Training In Eastern Europe: U.S. National Guard ‘Partners’ With 65 Nations
  • U.S. Army Plans $1 Billion 100 Unmanned Helicopter Fleet
  • Canada Restores Monarchy To Military
  • NATO Tanker Set Ablaze In Balochistan

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Russia: NATO Attacks Kill 48 Libyan Civilians, Wound Over 150

20 March, 2011 — Russian Information Agency Novosti

Moscow urges western nations to stop indiscriminate use of force in Libya

[Having voted for it!. The Ed]

Moscow: Russia urges western nations to stop the indiscriminate use of force in Libya, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

“The reports say that during air raids on Libya strikes were also delivered on non-military facilities….As a result, 48 civilians are reported dead and over 150 wounded,” the ministry said in a statement.

‘In this connection, we are calling on the respective states to halt the indiscriminate use of force,” the statement said.

The military operation against Libya’s strongman Muammar Gaddafi who has ruled the country with an iron fist for more than 40 years began on Saturday, involving the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and other countries.

A new UN Security Council resolution on Libya adopted on Thursday encompasses a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” against forces loyal to Gaddafi.

Libyan television reported citing military officials that at least 50 civilians were killed and over 150 wounded in military attacks of the coalition forces, adding that many health and education facilities were ruined.