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New York Times Promotes War on Syria

The NYT is out in front supporting all US imperial wars.

by Stephen Lendman

The Times isn't alone, but its view matters. It has global reach. It's true in articles, editorials, and op-eds.

The Times is out in front supporting US wars and others planned. Concerns aren't raised about constitutional or international law violations. Crimes of war, against humanity, mass slaughter and destruction are non-issues.

Imperial dominance, wealth, power and privilege alone matter. Throughout its history, its record reflects shame and contempt for humanity. Corporate interests are endorsed. So are imperial wars. 

Popular concerns get short shrift. Unmet human needs, growing poverty, employment, hunger, homelessness, and despair aren't addressed properly if at all.

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US lawlessness gets swept under the rug and ignored. Corruption at the highest government and corporate levels don't matter. Nor do de facto one-party rule, fake elections, homeland repression, and democracy for the select few alone.

The business of America is war. Policy calls for permanent ones. Wall Street and war profiteers demand them. Policy makers oblige. The Times and other media scoundrels show support.

Wars and post-war violence rage in multiple theaters. Harm caused civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Palestine, and elsewhere don't matter. 

All Times readers know about Libya is falsified information about Christopher Stevens. Who killed him, why, and what he represented wasn't explained. What's most important virtually never gets coverage or analysis.

Iran and Syria dominate Middle East headlines. Neither country threatens others. Times articles, editorials and op-eds suggest otherwise. Readers are carpet-bombed with managed news concealing vital truths.

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Instead of forthrightly opposing war, The Times wants governments of both countries toppled. It's out in front endorsing it. 

It barely stops short of calling aggression a good thing. America right or wrong. Support the home team. Dominance alone matters. Right or wrong issues aren't discussed. The pattern repeats from one war to the next.

Times editors are cooperatively complicit. It's always been their editorial policy. Pre-Watergate and Pentagon Papers revelations, war on Southeast Asia was supported.

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