Scott Bennett

US military masks killing of innocent civilians: analyst

Press TV – The US military “masks” the killing of innocent civilians by American forces as legitimate operations against militants ,says an American political analyst.

“The United States central command is positioning itself for a long military endless bombing strike, drone strike, military actions against … groups which are allegedly destabilizing governments,” said Scott Bennett, a former US military psychological warfare officer.

Bennett told Press TV in a phone interview on Wednesday that US operations against suspected militants leave civilian casualties which in turn result in dissatisfaction toward US forces.

“Probably another blowback that has negative consequences for the United States because a lot of the indigenous people are going to be increasingly killed in wedding caravans and civilian gatherings and the department of defense masks these as military operations,” he said.

Bennett said in addition to the political damage caused by US forces operating in other countries, there is a huge financial burden attached to their presence, as well.

“This puts an additional burden on the United States military. It puts an additional burden on the United States treasury by costing hundreds of millions of dollars for weapons, for training for soldiers, “ he said, adding , “there really is no payback” for US forces presence and operation in other countries.