The UN has urged US forces to do more to protect civilians in the war against Islamic State in the wake of 150 civilians who died in March following a series of coalition air strikes on the buildings they were hiding in.
As the UN were reminding the American air-force of its obligations under international humanitarian law, the Americans announced that since 2014, an estimated 3,164 civilians have been killed by US air strikes in Syria and Iraq.
'We regret the unintentional loss of civilian lives and express our deepest sympathies to the families and others affected by these strikes' the Pentagon said in a statement before explaining that: 'All feasible precautions were taken'.
Tough luck to the innocents then, clearly they consider 3,164 a price worth paying and they are ok with that. I wonder if suspected terrorists were gathering at a house in the US, the Pentagon would be fine with dropping a bomb on them and everybody else inside it too?
While the whole point is that the military kills less than the enemy, the families of the civilian casualties are always extended sympathy but never enough to stop dropping the bombs though.
Anyway, quick, look over there at Russia, North Korea, Iran and all those Muslim countries...