If this isn’t a war crime, I don’t know what is. http://antiwar.com/blog/2016/03/11/lethal-creep-in-action-the-slaughter-of-150-somali-terrorist-suspects/
The US using a combination of drones and airstrikes kills 150 people they’ve categorized as militants in Somalia which brings up a few points.
1.) This sounds like an act of war. Where is the congressional declaration of war on Somalia?
2.) These 150 casualties are described as ”terrorists”. I don’t think it is out of the question to ask for proof. In both Vietnam and Afghanistan, it is been proven that the US tagged anyone, women, children, basically anyone they killed as enemy combatants
3.) It is reported that the drone and airstrikes were meant to kill – no prisoners. That sounds like a war crime to me. The Nazis were prosecuted for similar offenses
4.) US behavior in Somalia has been disgusting. Basically, they’ve stopped the country which is in a state of anarchy from having an Islamic government which might not be everyone’s cup of tea but is the largest, most well organized group in the country and the ones most likely to be able to form a government. At the same time, the US has funded and armed warlords, criminals, who extort the populace and commit rape and murder.
5.) Africa or more specifically African resources and mineral deposits are what the US, competing with China and Russia, are after. Expect more incursions like this (The US is currently active in at least 27 other African countries in some fashion) in the future under the facade of democracy and fighting terrorism.
6.) For every step forward President Obama takes (opening up relations with Cuba, trying to close Guantanamo Bay, the Iran deal) he takes two steps back as those behind empire change their focus to resources they need to keep the empire alive and cut their losses in other places. It will be exactly the same whether it be Hillary Clinton as the next president or Cruz/Rubio/Kasich.