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Nov 30 2015

Sure, Let’s Just Start Another War!

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Despite a notable lack of success in the 4 or 5 wars we already have going in the Middle East (I might be missing some) it seems there is an endless amount of enthusiasm within the D.C. Beltway and especially among the Versailles Villagers of our boot-licking toady media class for more of them.

Glenn Greenwald explains it all

Many have observed that no American journalists or pundits (let alone political officials) other than Judy Miller paid any career price whatsoever for their dissemination of falsehoods about Iraq and the use of their platforms to vocally cheer for one of the worst, most destructive crimes of their generation. That’s true, but it’s worse than that.

To this day, being regarded in establishment circles as a serious and credible foreign policy expert for a journalist or pundit all but requires that one have supported the Iraq War along with subsequent military actions. The few public figures who opposed the war and are admitted to such circles are admitted despite that opposition, and a requirement is that they opposed the invasion on pragmatic and strategic grounds, not moral or legal ones.

This dynamic is particularly thriving right now in the U.K., as scores of political and media figures who cheered Tony Blair’s invasion of Iraq malign Jeremy Corbyn, who opposed it, as an “extremist.” In order to be a serious “moderate” in Western imperial capitals, one must endorse the right of your government to invade, bomb and attack countries that haven’t attacked yours; only an “extremist” would oppose such a radical precept (anger at Corbyn is currently at its peak because he opposes U.K. bombing of Syria against ISIS). To see how this mentality works, watch this amazing 2003 BBC program as one of the U.K.’s most despised-among-the-establishment figures, George Galloway, debated the invasion of Iraq with numerous still-respected pro-war pundits; virtually everything Galloway said in opposition to the war proved prescient and virtually everything the war cheerleaders said proved utterly false, and yet they are still regarded as credible and serious while he is loathed and dismissed as an extremist.

At least The Donald is upfront and honest about it. Torture? Sure, they deserve it. Drone more, bomb more, boots on the ground because there is no amount of lives that are too many to sacrifice to defend our right to spy on all of our citizens all of the time.

  • War is Peace
  • Freedom is Slavery
  • Ignorance is Strength

More war is not the answer.

I’m not calling you an idiot or a sell out (though your choice is between stupid or evil and I lean evil) or even a racist (but you do notice that it always seems to be brown people, right?), however I am certainly calling you incompetent. This is not working, even in your self defined frame.

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