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US government is “the biggest murderer in the world”: social justice activist


The US government is “the biggest murderer in the world” that “does not care about human life,” a social justice activist in Chicago says.

“The pretense of valuing international law, the pretension is only trumped by the US government pretending to be compelled by a responsibility to protect human life, compelled to go to battle with ISIL,” said Joe Iosbaker, a member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression and the United National Antiwar Coalition.

“The US doesn’t care about human life, our government is the biggest murderer in the world, having killed over a million Iraqis in the last decade,” Iosbaker told Press TV in an interview on Monday.

“The US has been feeding ISIL for the past two years as we arm and train so-called moderate rebels in Syria who then join ISIL. This has happened over and over [and] US planners knew this was happening and therefore they had to know that it would continue to happen,” he added.

“The US is using the ISIL offensive as a pretext to get support for a war.”

Iosbaker argued that US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent comments that the US would not coordinate future airstrikes on ISIL bases inside Syria is a sign of “arrogance of the US” and disregard for international law.

President Barack Obama ordered the US military on Wednesday to expand its bombing campaign against ISIL terrorists by launching airstrikes in Syria. The Pentagon has already conducted more than 150 airstrikes against the terror network in neighboring Iraq.

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