Monday, September 29, 2014
Obama's Lies Increase in Size and Number
If it weren't so tragic, it would be absolutely comical.
1. A President decides that he (alone, all by himself) can launch a war.
2. Problem: The Constitution says otherwise. [The NYT's editorial board agrees.]
3. Problem: ISIS is not currently a threat to the U.S. or its allies...except for Iraq, which is finally supposed to be defending itself...and is now engaged in a civil war.
4. Problem: the public is sick to death of unending wars.
5. Problem: this war has no U.N. backing either...just like Bush's war.
6. Problem: mid-term elections are approaching.
There's a new Boogie-Man, more horrible than ISIS, and he's coming to get us!
Any day now!
[Even if that were true, it's a Law Enforcement issue. Besides, History has demonstrated that a military cannot defeat a terrorist organization. Remember British Palestine and the Jewish Irgun? Remember Batista and Castro? Remember Iraq? In the longest war in our history, have we yet defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan?]
The propaganda for this new, current years-long war should be obvious to even the most die-hard Obama worshipper, Fed Gov't lover, and Oligarchy apologist. Come on, people don't really believe this load of crap, do they? It's interesting now that the illegal war has been launched, officials and the Corporate Media have backed off concerning the immediacy of the new threat. Big surprise...not.
By the way, The Intercept website is unique in that the Fed Gov't has banned its employees from reading anything on it. That's a bit like book-burning. Be aware that if you read the article above, most likely you'll run a risk of being considered a "potential terrorist" by the largest terrorist group in the world--- the highest levels of the U.S. Fed Gov't. Of course, you'll be the wrong kind of potential terrorist. Many of us feel that we're free to read whatever the hell we want to in this country, so we go to the site daily. You may not want to take that risk... unless you really desire some independent, non-corporate news. [The Gov't hasn't banned Democracy Now! yet; you also can get non-corporate news there.]
Meanwhile, we're bombing both ISIS and Al Qaida (the Nusra Front) targets in Syria, two groups who hate each other and are rivals. Plus, Human Rights Watch (a fairly conservative rights-watch-group) is calling for an investigation into a U.S. Tomahawk missile strike that allegedly killed five children and wounded other civilians. If it happened that way, once again your tax dollars are killing children...not 500, as in Gaza, but even ONE is too many.
Lastly, the Republicans, the other branch of the Mega Transnational Corporatist Party in the U.S., are no better. The Oligarchy rules.
p.s. I love this Land, but Democrats and Republicans have subverted our Gov't to the point where it's now a soft Fascist Police State primarily serving mega, transnational CORPORATIONS at the expense of the rest of us. We can end this abomination peacefully. STEP ONE: stop drinking the Propaganda Kool Aid.