Friday, September 9, 2016

The following article is from the Washington Post and MSN News. Permanent war is our reality. All of this bombing and killing, what is it going to accomplish? All it's going to do is increase hostility and spur more terrorist attacks. It's certainly not going to help resolve anything. It's just going to make things worse.  

A reminder of the permanent wars: Dozens of U.S. airstrikes in six countries

While Americans savored the last moments of summer this Labor Day weekend, the U.S. military was busy overseas as warplanes conducted strikes in six countries in a flurry of attacks. The almost simultaneous bombing runs across Asia, Africa and the Middle East spotlighted the diffuse terrorist threats that have persisted into the final days of the Obama presidency — conflicts that the next president is now certain to inherit.
In Iraq and Syria, between Friday and Monday, the U.S. conducted about 45 strikes against Islamic State targets. On the other side of the Mediterranean, in the Libyan city of Sirte, the U.S. also hit fighters with the group. On Sunday in Yemen, a U.S. drone strike killed six suspected members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The following day, just across the Gulf of Aden in Somalia, the Pentagon targeted al-Shabab, another group aligned with al-Qaeda. And the military conducted several counterterrorism strikes over the holiday weekend in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and the Islamic State are on the offensive.

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