The US lets lose the most powerful weapons on the planet to effectively kill indiscriminately. Julian Assange released a video showing just that and for 7 years he’s suffered for it. America’s reign of collateral damage and even the killing of allies in it’s eagerly reckless slaughter of the dreamed-up enemy from a distance has never stopped. Australia has joined them in the formation of AUKUS overlooking the slaughter of innocents by their newly formed commander and chief diminishing our sovereignty at one and the same time. Scott Morrison is certainly not holding the hose.
But civilian casualties from massive and continual US bombing raids on the country increased 330% from 2017, according to the BBC citing the Costs of War Project at Brown University. The rising death toll was owing to Trump having relaxed the rules of engagement. The Military Times writes of Afghanistan, “According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. aircraft dropped 7,423 munitions in 2019 — that’s the highest number of bombs released in nearly a decade. In 2018, U.S. warplanes dropped 7,362 bombs — the second highest total in a year thus far since AFCENT began publishing the number of munitions released in Afghanistan. In 2010 and 2011, the height of America’s participation in Afghan war, coalition aircraft dropped 5,100 and 5,411 bombs respectively.” That is an enormous tonnage of explosives to drop on a poor, rural country annually, and it had been getting worse.