(PatrioticPost.com)- After allegedly spending the last two years or more trying to stop the American people from learning about a U.S. airstrike in Syria that killed an estimated 64 civilians, the United States military has now officially issued an apology…but not for the strike and for murdering innocent people.
Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for the United States Central Command, issued an apology recently for misidentifying the kind of ordnance that was dropped on the civilians in March 2019, in Baghouz, Syria.
The airstrike was originally revealed by the New York Times, which does believe it or not actually do journalism sometimes. Their recent report revealed how two people familiar with the strike were threatened by their superiors and even stopped from trying to get the incident investigated as a war crime.
Navy Capt. Urban explained that two 2,000lb bombs and one 500lb bomb were used in the strike, and added that it was “highly likely that there were additional civilians killed.”
However, the New York Times and the Pentagon offered completely different reports on how many people were killed in the strike. Urban said that investigators couldn’t determine how many of the 60+ people who died actually died as a result of the stroke.
Then, on Tuesday this week, Urban admitted that his initial claims were incorrect, and revealed that all three bombs that were dropped were variations of a 500lb bomb.
That’s what he apologized for – not the people who died.
“The CENTCOM Public Affairs shop apologizes for the error,” Urban said in a statement.
The initial strike was carried out with a drone that used a standard definition camera, and in his first statement, Urban claimed that they couldn’t see any civilians in the area before the bombs were dropped.