In this opinion piece the writers correctly lay out how the current nato bombing campaign of Iraq and especially Syria pales into insignificance if compared to the wars of aggression on Serbia, Afghanistan and Libya (no mention of Libya, but anyway):
"during the 43-day Desert Storm air campaign against Saddam Hussein’s forces in 1991, coalition fighters and bombers flew 48,224 strike sorties. This translates to roughly 1,100 sorties a day. Twelve years later, the 31-day air campaign that helped free Iraq from Saddam’s government averaged more than 800 offensive sorties a day.
"By contrast, over the past two months U.S. aircraft and a small number of partner forces have conducted 412 total strikes in Iraq and Syria—an average of seven strikes a day. With Islamic State in control of an area approaching 50,000 square miles, it is easy to see why this level of effort has not had much impact on its operations."
What the writers cannot understand or perhaps what they are not willing to admit is that this operation has nothing to do with degrading the misnamed 'Islamic State' or 'Isis', but is an operation to manage the same for the interests of nato, that it is a propaganda trick to bring aboard 'public opinion' in the 'west' in support of bombing Iraq and especially Syria in a heightening of tactics aimed at destroying the Syrian government in its totality.
Now that the Turkey government has bombed the PKK and Kurds in the eastern part of its state and is allowing 'Isis' to kill at will literally a few metres from its army, is another clear admission in practice that the Isis death squads are a razor blade in the hands of nato against our peoples.
- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm