The Pardu

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Media Joins Warhawks In Celebrating Syria Bombing

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War lovers?

US history has archives on journalist or media talking heads who supported, propped-up, and facilitated the Bush war against Iraq. One such pundits is the ever-present and sickeningly war hungry Bill Kristol.  

Bill Kristol was the most vocal of highly compensated media talking heads.  In 2001, Kristol became a number won class A cheerleader for an invasion of Iraq. The conservative hawk seems to posses a history of anti-Saddam Hussein rhetoric which dates back through the 1990s.  Recall, Bush and company fabricated a WMD lie to facilitate what eventually became the most tragic and horrific extension of US imperialism since the Vietnam Lyndon Johnson's Gulf of Tonkin call to war.  US history offers a closed case on Kristol's "way-off" role in guiding the nation to a war which came close to the economic death of the US.

The mark of a true conservative is to never look back and by all measures never ever express or acknowledge major policy mistakes. 

CNN (2014) 


Even after years of public statements of remorse from all parties who lead the US and the World into an invasion of Iraq, Kristol spoken openly (in 2014) about "re-invading Iraq.  "RE-INVADE IRAQ?" 

Alas there is much more. If you have a few minutes to review a Media Matters piece of a look back at those in media who advanced Bush's WMD charge into Iraq, Kristol is the most vocal and the most visible.

After Trump's finger tap of Syria's President Assad, an uncomfortable number of US media darlings and pundits spoke unabashedly in celebration of the launching of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles. An attack which is being reported as a $60 plus million dollar hit against the defense budget with little consequence against Assad's ability to deliver more chemical ordnance.

At the very top of my personal disgust with millionaire media darlings and talking head pundits, CNN's Fareed Zakaria stands out as the most asinine in his response to the attack.

We offer a summary segment of certain media responses along with remarks from MSNBC's Brian Williams and former anti-terror expert Malcolm Nance.  

Nance appeared on this Saturday's AM Joy show.

Speaking of Brian Williams:

USA Today and other media are joining a chorus of concern for Williams's penchant for hyperbole regarding the missile launch.

"Beautiful?" Really MSNBC? HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile

The attack certainly was no fireworks show.

When media joins the war hawks, the nation suffers immeasurably. 

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