Precision guided weapons

Owen Byrne
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 08:17:21 -0400

Just to put some reality into the constant dishonesty on 
precision-guided weapons and avoiding civilian attacks - the attack on 
attack has now managed to land missiles in Iran and, now, almost got 
Syria. I expect a US missile to hit Tel Aviv soon...

Report: Five Syrians Killed, 10 Injured in U.S. Missile Strike Near 
Iraqi Border

*Monday, March 24, 2003*

DAMASCUS, Syria  The Syrian news agency said on Monday a U.S. missile 
hit a Syrian passenger bus near the Iraqi border, killing five and 
injuring 10.

The official news agency reported the missile hit the bus Sunday morning 
on the Iraqi side of the border. The bus was carrying Syrians fleeing 
the war in Iraq, the agency said.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Central Command said U.S. forces do not 
target civilians, and that their targeting is done very carefully, using 
precision-guided missiles, to select military targets.

The Syrian agency said the wounded were taken to a Syrian hospital on 
the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Syria, which strongly opposes the U.S.-led war on Iraq, has repeatedly 
called for a peaceful solution of the Iraq-U.S. dispute over Baghdad's 
weapons arsenal.