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Cosmetic Savagery- Attack On Syria for Reasons of Image-- Drone Mind at Work?

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It seems pretty clear, at this point, that President Obama does not have a serious plan for what to do with Syria. Oh, he wants regime change, but when it comes to his plan to attack Syria, he has made it clear that what he wants to do is send a message and make it clear.

Make what clear? That if he draws a red line he will respond if it is crossed? That using poison gas will get a US military response. Both are nonsensical-- the first because it is all about image, the second because it is total hypocrisy, given that the US has supported the use of poison gases or used them or other horrific chemical weapons ourselves. 

The bloviating chickenhawks who are calling for attacks are saying that the US will lose the world's respect. Wake-up call!!--  The US is not respected. It is feared, or it is appreciated for its fun, for it's entertainment, for its archetypal spirit. 

It comes down to the disgusting reality that Omama and Kerry want to send a message, and they will probably spend in excess of a billion, probably several billion dollars to fire cruise missiles and operate drones firing hellfire missiles which will surely kill innocent civilians-- almost certainly women and children. 

For what message? 
Markos Moulitsas, better known as Kos, at dailykos.com cites a few tweets, then says


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" If your message about your "message" is that it's not much of a message, perhaps it might be best to skip the farce?
A sternly worded letter would have about the same effect, and kill a lot fewer people."
So, Obama is planning a limited military action-- lasting one to three days. This is military action for media. It is militarized marketing. It is cruise missile messaging. It is not presidential. It is not or should not be the way the US operates. 


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Perhaps it arises out of drone thinking-- got a problem, fire off some missiles from a drone. Do that thousands of times, as Obama has done and it might become a habit. Except, this time, it's not being done in relative secret. Doing it in Syria crosses some new lines (if drones have not already been used in Syria. Now that I think about it, they probably already have been used.)

If this idea of drone thinking is 

So, what do you think? What name or description should be used to describe Obama's use of missiles to send a message?

And then, there's that annoyingly inconvenient history of the CIA lying and building a false case to help the president take us into war. Then again, what does history have to do with marketing and PR. After all, the whole purpose of PR is to roll over the past, ignore reality and sell, sell sell. 




 

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.

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