…so easy to invent the enemy ‘out there’…Posted: 2015-05-25
…ignorance is bliss in one country, and untold death and destruction in another, and another…
Over at Prof Juan Cole’s blog, a post by Vice News takes a wry look at merciless death and destruction, and at a loyal ally of the US, Richest Countries Bomb among World’s Poorest: Yemen already a Forgotten War. An excerpt,
“For more than six weeks, nine countries led by Saudi Arabia have been carrying out airstrikes on Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation. Whole neighborhoods have been destroyed and communities reduced to rubble.
Of course, those late to the party would need reminding that the US President has outdone himself in the droning of ‘bad guys’ or those killed in the process who might as well have been ‘bad guys’ in the impoverished Yemen. (Only the US is empowered to define ‘bad guys’.)
That instability unleashed by that folly has now seen the entry of this loyal ally of the US and its accomplices into a slaughter fest – of course, Iran is the culprit wot done it, the one responsible for this chaos in Yemen. And on that the US corporate MSM will not fail to remind its credulous victims. How bad is this credulousness, this gullibility?
Well, only just recently, Paul Krugman would express his utter astonishment at a bit of news that would have surprised few in ‘the lands of the great unwashed’, as shocking as it might seem. His post at his blog, Tyrannical Canadian Initiative. And, in utter, stunned brevity, he states,
Things that make you say “Eh”:
In a recent study, a quarter of America’s schoolchildren thought Canada was a dictatorship.
Yes, welcome to the USA, where the declaration of each new enemy would patriotically provoke the war cry, ‘USA! USA! USA!’.
In that context, just a while before, one of the alternative media that would continue to strengthen the case for discarding paying attention to or confidence in the US MSM, would report in Jan2015, 4 in 10 Americans erroneously believe US found active WMDs in Iraq – survey.
A new survey has found that 42 percent of respondents believe that US forces found active weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the 2003 invasion, when, in fact, no such WMDs – the major rationale in the push for war – were recovered.
And that is just one of the findings that would now merely prompt, ‘Well, that is the USA, isn’t it?’ Diplomacy is now a sign of weakness, and weak the US is not. Clearly, the foreign policy is unrelentingly Macbethian,
…I am in bloodStepped in so far that, should I wade no more,Returning were as tedious as go o’er.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 3, Scene 4
…as the profits from death and destruction continue to flow, the world awaits that deus ex machina with its restoration of sanity…