The curators of American public opinion at the three most influential broadsheets in the United States have decided that dissent from the build-up to new airstrikes on Syria is not really an opinion worth hearing.
As George Carlin used to say, “when you’re born in the world you get a ticket to the circus and when you’re born in America you get a front row seat.” No-one gets the program notes.
There is only “one” place in America that a bomb “needs” to be dropped.
The US oligarchs will never give peace a chance.
“…the possible opening up of a whole new theater of war.”
Say possibly, Paris and London? We’ll need a new Dickens (whom escapes incineration of course) to write The Talus of two Cities.
Just as a by the way and this has happened before. Even the US acknowledges That ISIS groups have positions near the areas they attacked. These groups were not targeted and in fact attempted on offensive against the Syrian army positions in conjunction with the US and allied attacks. The offensives failed but this again suggests advisors on the ground giving them tactical advice.
Hell, most of the American public is okay with it. Most don.t really have a problem with our attacking another country, and they mostly accept whatever they are told by the Mainstream Media.
That is the most disturbing part of all! Americans mostly don’t care! Those of us who read and respond to articles on Common Dreams are strangers in a strange land, ever since 9/11.
I was surprised to see that Madeleine Albright came out against the attacks in the USA Today. Looking a little further, I was less surprised to find out I was mistaken.