by William Skink
Is there any hope intelligent progressives will ever be able to wrap their head around foreign policy? Not for Don Pogreba there isn’t, as evidenced by this depiction of a female politician he doesn’t agree with as breathtakingly stupid.
One of the perspectives put forth by this stupid woman is that the image of the wounded boy in the orange ambulance seat is staged.
Before the ridicule and name-calling from any intelligent progressives gets directed this way, I would hope they would at least read the posts.
I would also hope they could consider that in a world where children are suffering terribly in places like Yemen and Israeli-occuppied Palestine, it’s worth asking why Syria? And why now?
Regardless of whether or not the image is staged, it doesn’t really matter. Those of us paying attention know how it will be used: to justify the overthrow of the Assad regime.
Another line of attack against stupid Debra Lamm is the notion that Obama wants an Islamic regime to take power. While no one knows what Obama “wants”, who else is going to fill the vacuum of power if Assad falls? All those “moderate” jihadists? Apparently Don Pogreba suffers from the common form of Americanized amnesia that selectively deletes memories, like what happens when one doesn’t plan for the aftermath of violently overthrowing another country (google Libya, Don).
American amnesia is dangerous. Something that shouldn’t be forgotten is the old saying that the first casualty of war is truth. When it comes to the proxy wars flaring up, there is very little truth to be gleaned from western media.
I got to hand it to the Plutocrats, though, running America’s brilliant political duopoly. It’s truly something to behold, watching Presidents do essentially the same thing, but receiving very different reactions depending on what letter is plastered next to their name on cable news.
Because Obama is a Democrat, he was able to solidify and extend Bush’s interventionist foreign policy for 8 disastrous years. And now, as Obama is about to pass the war baton to the Queen of Chaos, this is the situation: the Taliban control more territory than at any time before 2001, Libya has 3 competing governments, Iraq has lost swaths of territory to Saudi-backed jihadists, NATO’s noose is tightening around Russia, mass starvation from the American-enabled war in Yemen is worsening, Turkey is getting cozy with Russia, Ukraine is about to flare up, and Europe is in the midst of a refugees crisis unseen since WWII.
I don’t think Debra Lamm is stupid. I do think one has to be either stupid or willfully ignorant to think an even more hawkish Democratic president like Hillary Clinton is going to do anything other than ratchet up the death and destruction once elected.