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Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren during a broadcast on the US Department of Defense website reported that combat pilots in Syria have “few targets.” And judging by the above, even the “few” pilots do not always see. "We attack them where we see," said Warren. American media say that pilots find it difficult to get permission to open fire: the command would fear civilian casualties.


Humane Pentagon Techniques


Six months ago, 26 May 2015, a newspaper "The New York Times" wrote that it was difficult for American military pilots to get permission from the commanders to open fire: there could be civilian casualties.

The theme of "humanity" of the American military was continued in the same "New York Times" November 16 2015 city

In a report from Istanbul, the correspondent writes about "increasing pressure" on the "Islamic state" undertaken by the United States, whose planes "first attacked hundreds of trucks" used by the "Islamic state" "to smuggle crude oil produced in Syria." It is estimated that 116 trucks from 295 were destroyed as a result of air strikes near Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria. Air strikes struck four A-10 attack aircraft and two AC-130 support aircraft.

However, the pilots later did not strike a thousand trucks with tanks used by the same militants to transport oil, because the risk of civilian casualties was high.

And here is the result: a newspaper correspondent notes that, at the moment, the oil logistics of the “Islamic State” has remained “basically unchanged.”

Washington's concern for civilians looks somewhat unusual. Quite a few civilians are killed by the Pentagon in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as in Pakistan and other countries, where drones fly without any demand from local governments. And as it comes to the "Islamic state" and its infrastructure, immediately appears ostentatious humanism.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters on November 18 that when inflicting recent air strikes on tank trucks of the Islamic State, pilots use what is called driver scare tactics. This is done in order to avoid casualties in the destruction of fuel trucks.

“To reduce the risk to civilians, we scattered flyers and gave a demonstration of force. We sent airplanes that flew over trucks at low altitude ", - quotes Warren RIA News".

The military official then showed the journalists a leaflet depicting people fleeing from tank trucks. The Arabic caption for the leaflet reads: “Get out of the trucks and run away.”

Warren explained that such flyers were scattered about 45 minutes before the air strikes.

In the context of the low effectiveness of the antiterrorist campaign in Syria, the US military is not talking only about "humanism."

The Pentagon also voiced another reason why the intensity of the airstrikes of the US Air Force on militant positions decreased, writes "Lenta.ru".

“We attack them where we see.” There were a few more accessible targets in Iraq, ”said the same Warren at the briefing. “The extremely important military operations are carried out in Iraq: it is there that the most of our air forces are concentrated,” the military concluded.

Much more effectively operate in Syria VKS Russia.

As reported on the evening of November 18 Interfax, the air group VKS of Russia for a few days destroyed about 500 fuel tank trucks transporting oil from Syria for processing to Iraq. This was announced by the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov.

“In recent years, ISIS and other extremist groups have established the work of the so-called oil pipeline on wheels in the territory under its control,” said Kartopolov.

According to the chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, hundreds of fuel trucks deliver oil for refining to Iraq. Russian airstrikes reduce terrorists' ability to illegally export energy: “Only in the first few days aviation destroyed about 500 fuel trucks. This significantly reduced the ability of the militants to illegally export energy and, accordingly, their income from oil smuggling. "

Recall that smuggling oil trading is one of the ways to finance the activities of a terrorist group. According to American experts, the Islamic State earns monthly on “exports” from 40 to 50 million dollars. Militants sell oil at a dumping price - from 10 to 35 dollars per barrel. Smuggled oil is supplied by militants to a number of states in the region, including Turkey. The latter is NATO and is an ally of the United States.

As reported back in October last year, the portal "Vesti.Ekonomika", eleven oil fields in Iraq and Syria made the IG largely an “independent financial machine”.

The militants-controlled fields give 25-40 every day to thousands of barrels with an estimated value of about 1,2 million dollars. The extracted oil is smuggled into Iran, Kurdistan, Turkey and Syria. And this is without taking into account revenues from deposits in the depths of Syria: they bring IG more 3 million per day.

Crude oil is transported by tankers to Jordan via Anbar province, to Iran via Kurdistan, and to Turkey through Mosul. It also enters the Syrian market and Iraqi Kurdistan, where it is processed. Turkey, experts say, closes his eyes to this. And she will continue to do this until the states of the West put pressure on her.

It seems that the only “pressure” of the West on Turkey, we can add, is the “humane” destruction of 116 trucks by the Americans. Curious and statements by the representative of the Pentagon that the American pilots "little" see.

Alexander Khramchikhin, deputy director of the Institute for Political and Military Analysis, says for good reason that “all the current convulsions of the United States and its allies, expressed in the formation of coalition and air strikes on the“ caliphate ”capital, are just consequences of Russian intervention, to which one must somehow react show that they are actually fighting terrorism. ” In an interview "Free Press" the expert explained: “Although in reality no one was going to fight with him in the West, especially Turkey, which is completely seated on the oil of the“ caliphate ”.

What kind of "coalition" led by the United States in this case can be said? What kind of fight against terrorism?

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  2. venaya
    venaya 20 November 2015 06: 10 New
    +8
    in fact, no one in the West was going to fight him, especially Turkey, which is completely sitting on the oil of the “caliphate”

    All these games are very tired. In personal communication with Westerners, they understand all this very well, but in the media not gu-gu. Direct connection and single funding from one source of money are clearly visible. It is natural that: "American pilots see little", but why should they see something if no one pays for it.
    1. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 20 November 2015 06: 19 New
      +2
      Quote: venaya
      All these games are very tired of it.

      How pilots of American bombers cried when they bombed! There weren’t enough diapers on board!
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      3. Now we are free
        Now we are free 20 November 2015 08: 37 New
        +3
        American media say that it’s difficult for pilots to get permission to open fire: the command allegedly fears civilian casualties.
        In Afghanistan, hospital patients were scattered leaflets before bombing them? ..

        In general, each new statement of the "Talking Heads" of the US State Department reminds me more and more of just such a picture (See photo).
        1. sssla
          sssla 20 November 2015 09: 05 New
          +6
          Quote: Now we are free
          the statement of the "Talking Heads" of the US State Department more and more reminds me of this picture

          And to me, starting with Zhenya Psyakina, each briefing with any leader))
          1. Aryan
            Aryan 20 November 2015 15: 04 New
            +2
            in short, as always, pentagles! laughing
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      6. Sterlya
        Sterlya 20 November 2015 15: 50 New
        +1
        Quote: oldseaman1957
        Quote: venaya
        All these games are very tired of it.

        How pilots of American bombers cried when they bombed! There weren’t enough diapers on board!

        I wonder why these humane people did not warn the inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the inhabitants of the Vietnamese villages, before burning with napalm and before a company of stoned maniacs came to cut everyone out, etc.
    2. Sterlya
      Sterlya 20 November 2015 15: 47 New
      +1
      yes good already about this America, Ukraine and Europe. They understood who they were and what place they thought. You just need to discuss everything that is being done without unnecessary nerves.
      They play, well, let them play. Hunchback (and ours, too) probably for sure, the grave will only fix
  3. Kaban45
    Kaban45 20 November 2015 06: 13 New
    +8
    The most "humane" nation in the world! .. And laughter and sin!
    1. meriem1
      meriem1 20 November 2015 07: 08 New
      +5
      Quote: Kaban45
      The most "humane" nation in the world! .. And laughter and sin!


      And don’t talk. Not a month has passed since the hospital was blown to dust !!!! There is no memory at all!
      1. smel
        smel 20 November 2015 07: 46 New
        +1
        It’s interesting, but they have the same humane attitude towards car drivers who drive robbers to banks ???
        1. sannych
          sannych 20 November 2015 10: 25 New
          +1
          They send them SMSki with a running man.
  4. s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 20 November 2015 06: 13 New
    +2
    statements by the Pentagon representative that American pilots "see little".
    To see better, you need to set yourself a goal. Not "frighten", but destroy the enemy if you are fighting with him. Then the eyes will open.
  5. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 20 November 2015 06: 15 New
    +1
    Like a list of goals they have long been passed. It seems that this is not a matter of vision.
    1. shultc
      shultc 20 November 2015 12: 20 New
      +3
      “We attack them where we see”
      Can't find oil caravans? Oh well
      Let them learn!
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 November 2015 06: 17 New
    +2
    “We attack them where we see”

    More precisely, where we want to see, or are forced to finally see due to objective circumstances.
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 20 November 2015 06: 22 New
    +7
    American media say that it’s difficult for pilots to get permission to open fire: the command allegedly fears civilian casualties.
    .. Look, what kind of humanism .. In Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia did not fear ... but here such a concern for the civilian population ...
    1. Petrol
      Petrol 20 November 2015 10: 46 New
      0
      relatives said that pravoseki along the canal at the dump in sivash ride and emergency gang on the power line rushed along the course again in the Crimea electricity was cut off.
  8. MAIGOR
    MAIGOR 20 November 2015 06: 24 New
    +7
    Something in Yugoslavia, they saw the goals well. And they bombed civilian objects without fear of casualties among the population.
    1. Petrol
      Petrol 20 November 2015 10: 50 New
      0
      Slavs like a bone in their throat!
  9. Vadimsh
    Vadimsh 20 November 2015 06: 25 New
    +2
    yes fresh tradition yes hard to believe
    1. TanyaKar
      TanyaKar 20 November 2015 08: 10 New
      +2
      Agree with you...
      "And Vaska listens and eats" ....
  10. cap
    cap 20 November 2015 06: 27 New
    +2
    "Ratsuha" siren on the plane.
    I heard howler run away who where
    1. Fast_mutant
      Fast_mutant 22 November 2015 00: 40 New
      0
      It seems that Hans Ulrich Rüdel also hung this on his "piece" ... though with a slightly different purpose.
  11. Name
    Name 20 November 2015 06: 29 New
    +1
    Greetings to all! Here you go, Russia is not fighting according to the rules wassat what to take from us, barbarians WE ... do not warn about the time and place of application ...
  12. magician
    magician 20 November 2015 06: 31 New
    +2
    beautifully fell off, but not convincingly. laughing
  13. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 20 November 2015 06: 31 New
    +5
    With what difficulty mattresses bombed their Igilov chicken laying golden eggs for them, because pilots do not see anything from tears.
  14. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 20 November 2015 06: 46 New
    +4
    No matter how they cut themselves back, they can do nothing against the actions of the legitimate army of Syria and the legitimate actions of the Russian air forces. If you transfer the list of goals to them, then half an hour before hitting these goals, otherwise these goals will no longer be there. Likewise, with the lists of goals that they transferred to us, these will be deliberately false or empty targets, in the worst case, peacefully plowing agricultural tractors around which video cameras will be installed to record how Russian barbarians are destroying peaceful tractors. In no case can you trust the Pentagon, NATO and their Euro-sisters.
  15. Just BB
    Just BB 20 November 2015 06: 48 New
    +3
    "It's very simple," - as one movie hero said - "look for money!"
    The Americans need a ground force against Assad - without it, they can’t get Bashar down.
    So they take care of the "personnel". Again, the "paddling pools" were attracted.
    "The East is a delicate matter" - no matter how "it comes off" from us - otherwise we bomb, bomb - and here you are again "broken trough!"
  16. Wild_grey_wolf
    Wild_grey_wolf 20 November 2015 07: 06 New
    +3
    Hypocrisy and hatred of the rest of humanity, Exceptional in one word. . . . .
  17. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 20 November 2015 07: 11 New
    +9
    The Indians fought very humanely, Hiroshima did not have a civilian population, and there were no children in the forests of Vietnam.
    1. TanyaKar
      TanyaKar 20 November 2015 08: 04 New
      +5
      Pharisaism and monetarism is the ABC of the Anglo-Saxons.
  18. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 20 November 2015 07: 15 New
    +4
    America in Syria is reminiscent of a scene from the movie Shurik's adventures. Where a young Shurik loads concrete with a shovel into a stretcher and a loafer throws a drop with a shovel, doesn’t work, moans and does anything just because he is only required to do nothing but to create the kind of work.
  19. Shark Lover
    Shark Lover 20 November 2015 07: 36 New
    +1
    With Charles de Gaulle, fish will be caught there on the Donks. We would be invited, we would go fishing there, here is the service.
  20. Wolka
    Wolka 20 November 2015 07: 45 New
    +2
    The Yankees no longer need to tell anyone about humanism, and if American pilots have vision problems, they don’t see the goal, you don’t even sit at the helm of planes ...
  21. afrikanez
    afrikanez 20 November 2015 08: 01 New
    +4
    To nourish all these "caring", they have already overcome with their verbiage! fool
  22. mamont5
    mamont5 20 November 2015 08: 02 New
    +3
    The style of these "humanists" has long been known. Bombing a hospital, shooting a wedding is a "military" operation, but to strike at the militants "below", suddenly there are "innocent" or "peaceful" terrorists.
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  24. Goha
    Goha 20 November 2015 08: 06 New
    +3
    Quote: Kaban45
    The most "humane" nation in the world! .. And laughter and sin!

    The most stupid nation in the world. There is not even one language.
  25. TanyaKar
    TanyaKar 20 November 2015 08: 08 New
    0
    I repeat: Pharisaism and monetaris - the alphabet of the Anglo-Saxons.
    What can you answer to the statement of the American general: "Meli Emelya is your week" .....
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 20 November 2015 17: 18 New
      0
      Maybe still - Monetarism wink
      My apologies, just the second time, it hurts my eyes. hi
  26. Belarus
    Belarus 20 November 2015 08: 29 New
    +2
    “We attack them where we see them,” said Warren.


    A small clarification - they see them not where they are and where they want to see.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 20 November 2015 10: 59 New
      +2
      Quote: Belarus
      A small clarification - they see them not where they are, but where they want to see them.

      I used to upload it, but perhaps I repeat - The essence of the struggle of the mattress struggle against terrorism - Fight with the shadow ...
  27. aba
    aba 20 November 2015 08: 50 New
    +2
    Washington's concern for civilians looks somewhat unusual. Quite a few civilians are killed by the Pentagon in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as in Pakistan and other countries, where drones fly without any demand from local governments. And as it comes to the "Islamic state" and its infrastructure, immediately appears ostentatious humanism.

    In principle, that’s it.
  28. Anton Valerevich
    Anton Valerevich 20 November 2015 09: 25 New
    +2
    Fighting terrorism under the leadership of the United States is like fighting mustard plasters with gangrene.
  29. wandlitz
    wandlitz 20 November 2015 09: 35 New
    +1
    Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said during a broadcast on the US Department of Defense website that combat pilots in Syria have “few targets.”
    That's right, for our VKS all ISIS targets. For amers, these are allies. Well, do not bomb your own ...
  30. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 November 2015 09: 54 New
    +1
    The statements of the Pentagon representative that American pilots "see little" are also curious.


    So they are also blind!
    That’s why people in hospitals, weddings, civilians ... fellow

    But more seriously - the raven, the raven’s eye will not peck.
  31. Support
    Support 20 November 2015 10: 52 New
    +1
    Hypocrites ......
  32. Demontek
    Demontek 20 November 2015 11: 12 New
    +1
    Something is not clear to me why the fuel trucks are bombing, and not the towers themselves? Okay, the Americans are all clear with them, and ours is what? Obviously, it’s more effective to bomb 50-100 oil shocks than to drive thousands of fuel trucks across the desert, and it will be much more difficult to restore them. When will it still be possible to recapture these oil fields, and indeed whether they will succeed at all, they are obviously not to help Assad, but the Igilovites are nourishing quite a bit.
  33. triglav
    triglav 20 November 2015 11: 19 New
    +1
    It is necessary to close the sky over Syria for all "partners". It is clear that it will be difficult for us, but no one will have any doubts about who put the country in order. And besides, the Americans will stop talking about Assad. We'll just send them - that's all.
  34. samara-58
    samara-58 20 November 2015 11: 19 New
    +1
    a little stupid, and arrogant beyond measure !!!!!
  35. Victor-M
    Victor-M 20 November 2015 11: 27 New
    +1
    Warren explained that such leaflets were scattered about 45 minutes before the strike.

    So that ISIS had something to wipe after the appearance of the Russian VKS. laughing
  36. bandabas
    bandabas 20 November 2015 12: 16 New
    +1
    Again "carpet bombing"? I will not talk about the only case of the use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Think of Dresden in February 1945. Virtually no military installations. But the city had to go under the jurisdiction of the USSR. For this he was razed to the ground. PS Russians (Soviet) are not angels either. But .. For this, my forelock is combed to the left.
  37. roskot
    roskot 20 November 2015 13: 07 New
    +1
    So they discovered a military secret - they bombed with leaflets. And they continue to bomb. Hence the results.
  38. Russian_Bear
    Russian_Bear 20 November 2015 13: 11 New
    0
    It is necessary by deed, not by word, to demonstrate your intentions!
    Society in the West is slowly coming to consciousness, after a serious misinformation of 2014 of the year.
    No wonder many bourgeois come to us for permanent residence!
  39. Lelek
    Lelek 20 November 2015 13: 19 New
    0
    (Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told reporters on November 18 that when applying a recent airstrike to Islamic State tankers, the pilots use the so-called scare tactics for drivers. This is to avoid casualties when destroying fuel trucks.)

    Well, of course - "sorry for the bird." How about warn the IG members via the Internet about the place and time of the next bombing? Mattress makers really think the world outside their borders is complete fools.
  40. Kibl
    Kibl 20 November 2015 13: 53 New
    0
    It probably looks like this, hey wait please, I'll kill you now. So please wait, thanks, dear! Something like that.
  41. Belousov
    Belousov 20 November 2015 14: 15 New
    +1
    Well, yes, there are bearded "onizhedeti" behind the wheels, they need to be cared for and cherished, humanists are fucking ... - there is sight, but how to bomb terrorists so immediately humanism and philanthropy wakes up negative
  42. cergey51046
    cergey51046 20 November 2015 14: 56 New
    0
    Therefore, hospitals are bombed and destroy the peaceful infrastructure of Syria, transformer substations.
  43. Peterhof 73
    Peterhof 73 20 November 2015 15: 28 New
    0
    Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren during a broadcast on the US Department of Defense website reported that combat pilots in Syria have “few targets.” And judging by the above, even the “few” pilots do not always see. "We attack them where we see," said Warren. American media say that pilots find it difficult to get permission to open fire: the command would fear civilian casualties.
    If only I would close my eyes when it rings.
  44. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 20 November 2015 16: 20 New
    0
    They would use this "humanity" in missile and bomb strikes against Serbia.
  45. Bijo
    Bijo 20 November 2015 22: 14 New
    0
    "However, the pilots later did not strike at a thousand tank trucks used by the same militants to transport oil, as there was a high risk of civilian casualties."

    Yeah, just no words ...