All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
–George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia
Obama has scammed the world into war…again. He is unlikely to repeat the facilitating lie this time, however. It was too thoroughly and quickly debunked for him to take the risk. Besides, there is no need. Iraq and Syria are already being bombed. Instead, the lie is now forgotten except by critics of Obama or of war.
The Lie And Why The Liars Told It
In early September, as he prepared to bomb Iraq and Syria without approval from Congress or the United Nations, Obama faced a dilemma. America had been actively at war for 13 years, ever since the 2001 U. S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. The public was war-weary. And the public would be voting Republican or Democrat in only two months time. How could he bomb with public support and without losing the election?
The situation was especially problematic for three reasons. There was general consensus that the new military front on terrorism would consume years and might require U. S. boots on the ground. Iraq and Syria posed no provable or imminent threat to the American homeland nor did they commit an act of war. And Obama had no constitutional, congressional, U. N. or other authority to launch yet another war.
In an article (Sept. 28) entitled ‘The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria,’ journalists Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain explained how Obama solved his dilemma. The solution ‘was found in the wholesale concoction of a brand new terror threat…’The Khorasan Group’. After spending weeks depicting ISIS as an unprecedented threat – too radical even for Al Qaeda! – administration officials suddenly began spoon-feeding their favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even scarier and more threatening than ISIS, one that posed a direct and immediate threat to the American Homeland. Seemingly out of nowhere, a new terror group was created in media lore.’ (Note: Khorasan is a former province of Iran. The term is sometimes used to reference a more general Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran region.)
This post was published at Dollar Vigilante on 2014/10/8.