Unnamed US officials said the attack had targeted and killed a “smuggler of foreign fighters into Iraq” and said they didn’t kill any of the women and children found at the attacked site. US officials say the attack is justified under an “expansive definition of self-defense” similar to the argument made by Israel when it attacked a site in Syria last year.
So, if the US raid inside Syria DIDN'T kill those women and children, would someone kindly tell me precisely how they died?!?
And to describe this action in any way, shape or form as having been justified under ".....an 'expansive definition of self-defense'" just boggles the mind.
This was not "self-defense"; it was sheer, naked aggression; there's no other logical way to describe it.