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White House Reveals ‘Boots on Ground’ in Syria, but Media Too Giddy Over Special Ops Porn to Notice


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White House Reveals ‘Boots on Ground’ in Syria, but Media Too Giddy Over Special Ops Porn to Notice

Adam Johnson

The White House announced on Saturday that a team of Delta Force soldiers had gone into sovereign Syrian territory to kill an alleged ISIS “commander” and a few dozen other faceless bad guys.


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Thanks Adam for pointing out something we all should have caught. And you are right to call it military porn. On the local NBC affiliate station here last night there was a short (network produced) segment about how the valiant veterans of the illegal Iraq war felt betrayed that Iraq was being "lost" to militant radicals. None of the brave hero soldiers seemed to be aware that jihadists did not operate freely in Iraq until we broke it. The message that is being manufactured of course is that the 76% or so of Americans that believe "it wasn't worth it" should just stfu and believe these obedient veterans that the US had actually "won" the "war" in Iraq. Of course most here know that ALL of that is so shot trough with lies and hubris that it is they who should just stfu. Originally abused and misused by prosecuting an illegal foreign policy, they will now be abused and misused in the attempt to fabricate history.


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I don't know.

It's really just safer to assume that everything the MSM says is a lie. You will be more accurate with your world view if you approach the boob tube that way. Better yet, boycott the tube and get your news from alternate sites...


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This is all being done for the greater good of Israel. And it needs to stop right now. It's not in the American peoples interest for the US military to be invading the country of Syria. The Syria people have suffered enough, over 225.000 dead from this manufactured war.


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Even though the Pentagon Papers provided ample evidence of government lies and perfidy during our escalating involvement in Vietnam, there are still plenty of people arguing that the US had to be there and that the troops there were defending our freedoms. There is none so blind as he who will not see.


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Be sure to leave out the full-court press of endless deception, lying experts, and recitation of the same lockstep official narratives.


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What Giorgio Agamben says about a "state of exception" and permanent war:

Criticism of US response to 9/11
Giorgio Agamben is particularly critical of the United States' response to 11 September 2001, and its instrumentalization as a permanent condition that legitimizes a "state of exception" as the dominant paradigm for governing in contemporary politics. He warns against a "generalization of the state of exception" through laws like the USA PATRIOT Act, which means a permanent installment of martial law and emergency powers. In January 2004, he refused to give a lecture in the United States because under the US-VISIT he would have been required to give up his biometric information, which he believed stripped him to a state of "bare life" (zoe) and was akin to the tattooing that the Nazis did during World War II.[38][39]

However, Agamben's criticisms target a broader scope than the US "war on terror". As he points out in State of Exception (2005), rule by decree has become common since World War I in all modern states, and has been since then generalized and abused. Agamben points out a general tendency of modernity, recalling for example that when Francis Galton and Alphonse Bertillon invented "judicial photography" for "anthropometric identification", the procedure was reserved to criminals; to the contrary, today's society is tending toward a generalization of this procedure to all citizens, placing the population under permanent suspicion and surveillance: "The political body thus has become a criminal body". And Agamben notes that the Jews deportation in France and other occupied countries was made possible by the photos taken from identity cards.[40] Furthermore, Agamben's political criticisms open up in a larger philosophical critique of the concept of sovereignty itself, which he argues is intrinsically related to the state of exception.


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"The U.S. has just announced it has active combat troops in Syria."

We have them all over the world, and when are we going to ask WHY? There seems to be way too much of just watching this horror as if it were normal and natural---which is what it is becoming. All this violence may be fascinating to us; but don't we know EVIL when we see it? Have we no sense of morality? No sense of justice? Our nation is raining death and destruction all over the world.

It is now coming home to us. Our police are armed and acting like in a war zone on the streets of our nation. War, war and more war. War means death and destruction---don't we know that? This is all our nation has become. A killing machine, at home as well as abroad.

The good people in our nation need to stand up and force a direct turn in the policies of the government of this nation. I am angry and ashamed at what we have become. We must rise up and demand a stop to squandering the wealth of our nation on killing. We must take care of each other and respect and honor one another. Our government is rotten and corrupt and you know it. Stop voting for the evil people in our government now. We must seek new people with love and generosity in their hearts. We can, and MUST, change our government.


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The same day the report came out about our black ops in Syria Reuters reported that Syrian forces had killed the "Oil Minister" of ISIS. I have seen no follow up on that report. As significant as the admission our troops in Syria is the question of what our purpose is in being there. Is it only to battle ISIS or to join with those fighting the Assad Government, which has been our stated target for decades.


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I happened to see "Wag the Dog" on t.v. last night.This Syrian "event" seems an awful lot like the movie, except for the fact that the movie event revolved around a presidential election. And this one is revolving around the passage of the Asian and European "trade" bills.
In relation to the movie, the Dustin Hoffman character planned one last production which turned out to be his masterpiece. This happened just before his untimely death, at the end of the movie. Could we be seeing that production now?


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I am removing Mainstream Media (MSM) from my lexicon. It's a 'don't think of an elephant' thing. 'Mainstream' is actually a very friendly word in a highly social species like ours, as most people seek acceptance and want to be part of the mainstream. Isn't it time to call it what it is: Corporate Owned News (CON).

While Hersh's story was indeed high-profile, the story was broken by J.G. Hillhouse in 2011, and since then, further reported on by one of the best journalists living, Gareth Porter. Indymedia has to do better than the CON in all aspects of journalism, including the proper citation of sources when applicable. Perpetuating the lie that Hersh broke the Bin Laden capture myth is rubber-stamping the theft of others' creations. Where's the integrity in that?