US Attack on Raqqa Updated..

(The Trumpster’s glorious generals are currently bombing the crap out of civilians in Mosul and invading Syria via Raqqa and the whole of the American public is only concerned about how to keep poor people from getting healthcare or how many fabricated ties Rachel Maddow can produce between Trump and Russia. Orwellian? Fascist? Just plain sad and pathetic? You decide)

from Penny for Your Thoughts

First I want to mention the absolute lack of coverage via the msm.. It’s still the Parliament ‘attack’ and the usual Trump circus. And that’s what I find odd? The media is against Trump claim isn’t as believable when they are doing him a big favour by not or barely mentioning this move in Raqqa. So is the Trump  daily circus really a distraction from the expansion of war in the region?

Then there is the spin from the alt media. Claiming it is unclear how the Trump administration plans to “proceed on Syria”?   It is quite clear that the Trump administration plans to do exactly that, proceed. Move forward on Syria- Expand operations. Since that is exactly what has  occurred. They have brought in additional weapons and soldiers– They have blocked SAA and their allies. The US wants the airport to expand operations. And the US has just make Syria’s position at upcoming negotiations in Geneva weaker- While bolstering the YPG/PKK terrorists. There is nothing unclear about the move of Trumps plans to proceed. He just proceeded…

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  1. Thanks for the link to Scott- I’ve edited the opening paragraphs for clarity- I was sooo tired yesterday when I posted that one and am working on another follow up to the two previous posts-

    I’m glad you mentioned how it is the msm is providing this convenient distraction for the Trump admins expansion of war in Syria- it’s not unclear what the Trump admin/US is up to in the region.

    You would have thought the media would have chomped at the bit to expose Trump as a war maker- but no.

    • His war-making, his neoliberal reactionary moves toward the economy of the country, his pandering to Big Business and the super wealthy at every turn… all of that is forgotten because … RUSSIA!

      As some have pointed out, the Dems didn’t care if they lost the election because they aren’t really Dems or at least, they aren’t liberals. They’re republicans. Far right republicans for that matter. So distracting the country with bullshit while the Trumpster, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul drop the austerity brick on us is not only what their task is, but it’s what they want. Meanwhile, folks overseas get blown to pieces to advance the agenda of the masters of the universe and we will wake up from our “Russia did it” daydream living in the middle of some fucked up Ayn Rand wet dream.

      • Yeah. It’s almost like an employee of the Clinton campaign won the election. 99 problems…

  2. Oh and if you have Canadian readers- Canada is makin’ plans to get more deeply involved- To my absolute disgust as a Canadian

    • Yes, since Aug 2014 there have been about 800 Canadian troops in Iraq to help with the Kurdistan project. In Nov 2015 Canada briefly toned down its belligerence when Trudeau became PM. Now Canada will join the U.S. invasion and occupation of Syria.

      Meanwhile there are at least 200 Canadian soldiers in Ukraine, helping the pro-Western gangsters and warlords to attack the Donbass separatists. Trudeau’s foreign minister (Chrystia Freeland) is so fanatically anti-Russian that she is on the Russian government’s
      black list. She cannot visit Russia.

      As for Trudeau himself, he is yet another “leftist” who is actually a right-wing war-mongering neoliberal.

    • Yes, since Aug 2014 there have been about 800 Canadian troops in Iraq to help with the Kurdistan project. In Nov 2015 Canada briefly toned down its belligerence when Trudeau became PM. Now Canada will join the U.S. invasion and occupation of Syria.

      Meanwhile there are at least 200 Canadian soldiers in Ukraine, helping the pro-Western gangsters and warlords to attack the Donbass separatists. Trudeau’s foreign minister (Chrystia Freeland) is so fanatically anti-Russian that she is on the Russian government’s black list. She cannot visit Russia. As for Trudeau himself, he is yet another “leftist” who is actually a right-wing war-mongering neoliberal.

  3. “First I want to mention the absolute lack of coverage via the msm…” ~ Penny

    Yes. A convincing lie must include both falsehood and silence. Indeed, the most effective media lies are lies of omission, since they enact the principle of, “Out of sight; out of mind.”

    Corporate media outlets often report an attack by U.S. forces as a triumph against “terrorists.” Over the next 24 hours, as it becomes obvious to everyone that it was a U.S. massacre of civilians, the media outlets drop the story, and the masses forget about it. The “terrorist strike” became a massacre, and then an “incident,” and then it was erased from the mass mind. This process is routine and it is endless. It never changes, since it never fails to work.

  4. And the anti-Erdogan hate parade marches on. I’m stunned by how it has contaminated the majority of the alt-media ;CounterPunch, Russia Today and Global Research have been particularly shameful. By pure coincidence, Sham-ir wrote a positive appraisal of Recep Tayyip back in 2012 (“A View Over the Bosphorus”), but after he jumped on the bandwagon, I can’t seem to find that article on his website. Like the MSM and Iraq/Afghanistan/Serbia/etc., the responsibility for the blood shed by last year’s coup attempt, along with the terrorism in Istanbul and the crimes by the PKK, should partially rest on the shoulders of the writers who either became easily misled trendy groupies, or willfully lying scoundrels. Damn them to hell.

    • I called out Vanessa Beeley today of all people for reTweeting a link to a 21st Century Wire article (unsigned article of course) that called Erdogan “Hitler” and “Stalin” in the course of about 3 paragraphs. It was such regime change propaganda it was sickening. She took exception to my calling her out for this and defended the article. You will see I think a number of “truth telling” activists doing this in the next few months. I was less surprised that 21st Century Wire published it.

      • Scott… I’ve been highly suspicious of Vanessa Beeley since her rise to popularity- read and listened to her. Something about her did not sit right- As for 21st Century Wire??? I don’t link to them because quite frankly- I am uncomfortable with them- There is something quite VICE like about them… fake anti authoritarian. So rebellious, but, not quite.

        • and now I am blocked by Vaneesa Beeley as well. lol. wow. She doesn’t block people on Twitter who claim she’s a Russian agent hell bent on helping Assad take over the whole of the Middle East.. and blocks me for pointing out the disinfo at the 21st Century Wire site?

          Wow.

          Guess I gotta do a writeup on them now.

  5. Not so much of an “alternative” to the mainstream media, eh?

    • Hi bluegreen:

      There really doesn’t seem to be much that is very alternative- Perhaps the way different alts present info is how the perception of alternative is created? But when you sort the wheat from the chaff- there isn’t a whole lot of alternative views on war, the elites, society.

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