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Scoundrel Media Hawkishness

Media scoundrels are complicit. When Washington goes to war or plans one, they're out in front cheerleading, no matter how unjust the cause. At issue is dominance, not right or wrong.

On April 9, a New York Times editorial headlined, "President Assad's Latest Bluff," saying:

"The international community's latest attempt to stop (Assad's) reign of terror in Syria is failing. Instead of abiding by a commitment to a cease-fire negotiated with the United Nations, he has kept his killing machine rolling, raising the death toll to an estimated 9,000 Syrians in the year since the start of the uprising."

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Insurgents killed most Syrians. No one knows the death toll. UN and other official reports are baseless. Citing them is scandalous. Blaming Assad for self-defense is outrageous. Times editors, writers, and commentators do it regularly.

The Security Council should "take tough and unified action against (Assad) and his forces." Russia and China "must stop protecting this brutal regime."

"Any chance of ousting (Assad) - and restoring stability to Syria - will require (both countries) ending their cynical and perilous game."

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