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Media Scoundrels Promote War on Syria

Media scoundrels support all imperial wars for wealth and power.

by Stephen Lendman

Syria's a battle zone. Western generated violence is to blame, not Assad. America's media scoundrels claim otherwise. They want him ousted by any means, including war.

An April 9 Wall Street Journal commentary said "Syrian government forces (keep) bombing and killing...." Assad "reneged on (his) promises to end the bloodshed."

Washington "and its allies (are) doing little or nothing to depose (his) regime. (The) illusion of diplomatic progress serves as cover for the Assads of the world to do more killing. Your move, President Obama."

 

Like all scoundrel media commentators, Journal contributors blame victims, not villains. Their readers are betrayed, not informed.

Wall Street Journal contributor Fouad Ajami long ago sold out to imperial interests for whatever he gets in return. He showed it in an op-ed headlined, "A Kosovo Model for Syria," saying:

"In the Obama world, the tendency to wait has become official policy: It is either boots on the ground or head in the sand."

He'd "be wise to consider the way Bill Clinton dealt with the crisis of Kosovo in 1999. He authorized a NATO air campaign against Serbia that began on March 23, 1999, the very same day a bipartisan majority in both houses of Congress voted to support it."

Fact check

Bombing Yugoslavia for 78 days violated international law, as well as US constitutional and statute laws. It was also humanitarian hypocrisy.

Congress didn't declare war. The Security Council didn't authorize it. Yugoslavia didn't threaten America, other NATO members or neighboring states. Nonetheless, Clinton got the war he wanted. 

It was lawless, premeditated aggression. Ajami thinks it's a good thing. So do other scoundrel media contributors like him. Yale Law Professor Bruce Ackerman said America "suffered one casualty in the (Serbia/Kosovo) war. (The) rule of law (was) blown to pieces."

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"The Times stopped only short of urging war. ... by Patricia Gray on Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 9:57:54 PM
Assad is a ruthless tyrant who slaughters his own ... by David Tolner on Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 2:31:14 AM