MEDIA + GOV = “THE QUICK SLIDE FROM HOPE TO DESPAIR AS WAR RETURNS”
“The Quick Slide From Hope to Despair As War Returns–If It Ever Went Away” by Danny Schechter Tuesday, 23 September 2014 on The Real News Network
News Dissector Danny Schechter blogs daily at Newsdissector.net and edits Mediachannel.org. He wrote two books and made a film about the Iraq war.
300,000 demand climate justice with marches of solidarity and positivity.
UN prepared for its global climate summit with more than 100 Heads of State, some there as ornaments, others as advocates for changes in environmental conditions that threaten the survival of many nations and peoples.
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry called climate change Washington’s number #1 priority.
Visiting President of South Africa marked twenty years of freedom in that country after the overthrow of apartheid with NOT ONE American official present.
SAME TIME ALL THAT WAS HAPPENING USA began heavily bombing Syria with the support of a mélange of Arab dictators and theocracies, using planes we sold them, to make some point about western commitment to freedom.
SITE = Israeli Propaganda Source = Plays ALL Jihadists videos vowing retribution – no doubt to frighten us more.
USA claims support from 40 nations.
The Christian Science Monitor reports, “Americans can be forgiven if this reminds them of the “coalition of the willing” President GW Bush claimed to have when the US invaded and occupied Iraq 11 years ago.”
BIG OIL MONARCHS? Political scientist Michael Brenner: “… the so-called “coalition of the willing” will not amount to much…So long as no regional states are prepared to send in competent troops, their military role will be marginal at best. In regard to drying up IS’ supply of recruits from places beyond Syria and Iraq, the prospects are not promising.”
AMAZING = How fast we’ve moved from peace to war, from hope to despair.
USA MSM about US military action = NO mention of civilian casualties or other “collateral damage.”
USA Press marches in lockstep with the Pentagon that the strikes were surgical, hit their targets = released video to show how bad and powerful USA claims to be.
NYT to its credit, called the attacks “risky” and reported that “after six weeks of western air support in Iraq, Iraqi forces have barely budged Islamic State fighters.”
USA GOV = REFUSES TO EXPOSE THE $BILLIONS IN COST THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS IS FORCED TO PAY!
Political calculation by Obama driving the return to war on ISIS(L) to REVIVE HIS PRESIDENCY, as revealed by Politico:
“With his new offensive against Islamic State terrorists in Syria, Barack Obama has a chance to revive his presidency, but the only way he can do that is to become a brand-new president, one who will be almost unrecognizable to his supporters. Obama must go from being the president who was elected to end wars—his most treasured self-image—to the president who finally leads one effectively. And he must now do it in two countries where for most of his presidency he has most resisted getting more deeply involved—Iraq and Syria.”
Michael Brenner: The Commander is Chief seems to be glowing as he and his “team” reach into an overused playbook:
USA does “what it’s accustomed to doing…employing military assets (that) carries a heavy liability…radicalizing…innocent or relatives of combatants…troops on the ground…the negative effect is magnified…USA again killing Muslims…After a decade of killing (many Sunni) Muslims with no good cause, the claim the USA is now killing them with cause is less than wholly persuasive.”
MORE PROPAGANDA = As the bombs fell, another video began airing, lacking the overproduction ISIS(L) Hollywood glitz, but, instead, a simple stripped down “lecture” by British hostage John Cantlie saying his government abandoned him. = Lecture point is that most of our media has not had the guts to say, “how the Western Governments are hastily marching towards all-out war in Iraq and Syria without paying any heed to the lessons of the recent past.” + “Not since Vietnam have we witnessed such a potential mess in the making.”
Vietnamese-American filmmaker, Tiana, is finishing a film on Vietnam’s victorious General Giap who held off USA + FRENCH invaders and turned the tide against them. – With 500,000 deaths among the French forces, including civilians and the African people the French brought to fight to defend colonialism + US 60,000 LOST American lives. — USA escalation in Vietnam came during the Presidency of a “liberal” Democrat like NOW by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama = Like Henry Kissinger who MASSIVELY ORDERED THE MURDER OF CAMBODIANS — His VIETNAMESE counterpart, negotiator Le Duc Tho, rejected and denounced the Prize as MEANINGLESS.
USA = Loves Playing into the SAUDI-FUNDED ISIS(L) script of a propaganda war, not just a military conflict — To influence GET THE REGIONAL DOMINATION BY BIG OIL MONARCHS WAHABISM WITH VIOLENCE AND MURDER TO PROTECT THEM in the Arab World.
FACT: Ordinary Iraqi people report GOV troops are more brutal to them than ISIS.
FACT: Americans ignore Iraqi realities DON’T know we lost the war.
FACT: USA Actions do produce reactions. Always have; always will. More Americans will die as things get worse over the ENDLESS USA WAR HORIZON.
Today, ISIS (IS) poses as liberators of humiliated Sunnis by USA PUPPETS. USA Bombardment conjures up bad memories for Iraqis and stiffer resistance to DOMINATION BY THE WEST.
FACT: USA BUILDS NOTHING CONSTRUCTIVE FOR ITS OWN PEOPLE AT HOME BUT BOMBS THE HELL OUT OF MUSLIMS AND MURDERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THEM!
MSM mentions climate change at the UN, but is showing pictures of bombs bursting in air, and changing the global conversation about a planet in peril that the world has been waiting for.
UNFORTUNATELY, AIPAC-ISRAEL-WALL STREET RUNS USA FOREIGN POLICY! = OWN A 95% MISTRUSTED CONGRESS!
USA will soon be back into flag-saluting abyss of paranoia, with predictable results.