Sunday, December 27, 2015

NYT Urges Full-Scale War on Syria and Iraq

NYT Urges Full-Scale War on Syria and Iraq

by Stephen Lendman

Peace is a dirty word for Times editors - even during the holiday period, promoting greater war than already, urging a new authorization for unlimited military force - instead of accurately telling readers what’s going on and the urgency for change.

Times editors exclusively serve powerful US-led Western monied and political interests. They’re on the wrong side of virtually all geopolitical issues mattering most - none more important than war and peace.

On the one hand, they accused Congress of “sit(ting) out the war against ISIS.” On the other, they highlighted nearly $60 billion appropriated for war on Syria and Iraq, without explaining it has nothing to do with combating ISIS or other terrorist groups - everything to do with supporting them against sovereign governments.

US wars aim for unchallenged hegemony, all independent governments marked for regime change - no matter the cost in human lives and misery. Washington wants vassal regimes it controls replacing them.

ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and various other splinter groups are US recruited, funded, armed, trained and directed imperial foot soldiers. Congress appropriates billions of dollars annually supporting them - along with unknown billions more in black CIA and other budgets doing the same thing, plus enormous ongoing mischief on a global scale.

All post-WW II American wars were and remain illegal against nations threatening no others - endorsed by Times editors, now urging escalated Middle East conflicts instead of demanding US naked aggression end, along with cutting off all support for ISIS and other terrorist groups.

The way to defeat them is by ending support. Without it they can’t exist. Instead, Times editors accused Congress of “sidestepping” its responsibility by “failing to debate and approve an authorization” for unrestrained, unlimited war.

Would they be willing to send their sons and daughters to fight it - potentially sacrifice their lives and well-being for imperial aims? Chickenhawks have different standards - along with no respect for fundamental rule of law principles.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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