[Marxism] Has Russia already killed more civilians in Syria than NATO killed in Libya?
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Sat Oct 3 00:51:25 MDT 2015
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Has Russia already killed more civilians in Syria than NATO killed
> Is it even conceivable that *Russia* has killed even more civilians
> with air strikes in *Syria* in just a few days than *NATO* killed in
> its 8 month /"Operation Unified Protector"/ campaign over *Libya*?
> The high probability that this question will be answered in the
> affirmative is owing to a number of causes:
> In spite of baseless ravings by /"anti-imperialists"/ about the /"huge
> loss of life"/ and /"massive infrastructure damage"/ they say was
> caused to Libya by the NATO assault, a factual history of what
> happened does not support those conclusions. The studies that have
> been done by the *New York Times
> [40-70], *Human Rights Watch
>  *Amnesty International
> <https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/MDE19/003/2012/en/>* , and
> the *United Nations
>  puts the number of innocent civilian deaths caused by NATO
> attacks at between 40 and 72. This very low figure is owed largely to
> a very different use of military air power in Libya as compared to
> Afghanistan, Iraq or in any previous NATO combat mission. Rules of
> engagement meant that only smart bombs were used. Targets were
> carefully marked, missions carefully planned and often aborted if
> conditions weren't right. There was very little infrastructure damage.
> NATO commanders prided themselves on accomplishing feats like taking
> out a tank parked below a bridge without harming the bridge, and the
> did it! Libya certainly has it problems today but if oil production is
> now down to 30% of Qaddafi era levels, its because of internal
> political strife not infrastructure damage cause by NATO. It was up to
> 90% not 6 months after *Qaddafi* was overthrown.
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