"Still - 'Assad must go!' Obama said it. So did Cameron. What the media never said is why! It's all well and good saying he's a tyrant but if he is, what on earth are the Saudis, the leaders in Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar? I can provide mountains of evidence to say Netanyahu, Bush, Blair, even Cameron are war criminals. What did Assad ever do to warrant such consternation?"
It is confusing. It is difficult to know what is going on. Al Queada and ISIS are declared to be our enemy, but what does that mean when we are supporting each of these organizations militarily. Not only that, but we are waging war against those who are fighting Al Queada and ISIS.
Information is abundant across the spectrum of the media..."Isis is our worst possible enemy" reads the headline. "Russia or ISIS? Who is America’s No. 1 Enemy?", asks the headline in the Washington Post.
ISIS' Toughest Enemy Should Be Taken Off America's Terrorist List says the article in the New Republic.
The tweet says "The NRA is ARMING our enemy ISIS by legally selling GUNS to their RECRUITS to KILL members of our MILITARY forces!!!"
But, it is hard to draw conclusions from media outlets. As long as the American public has no clue, there will be no serious outcry against whatever we do. And if the information is bewildering, cloudy and incomplete, there can't be a large bloc of Americans opposed.
The US-backed regime in Saudi Arabia and the terrorist group called ISIS, are currently engaged in a joint operation that aims to overturn the Houthi revolution. Meanwhile, for almost half a decade the US, Saudi Arabia, and the forces that eventually constituted ISIS have been conducting a joint Syrian operation intended overthrow the government led by the Baathist party.
The Houthis are targeted by the US and their Saudi Allies because they stand for the possibility of a stable government. They represent a coalition of impoverished people who have a record of opposing US crimes and advocate an alliance with independently minded countries throughout the world. Like the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Syrian Arab Republic, Cuba, China, Russia, and the Bolivarian bloc in Latin America, the Houthis stand for the possibility of independent economic development beyond the control of Wall Street neoliberalism.
Progressive forces around the world, including within the United States, must both demand an end to the Saudi attack on Yemen and expose its true nature. The bombing of Yemen by Saudi Arabia must not be viewed as “yet another sectarian conflict” in some “far off land.” It is Wall Street viciously asserting its power – and desperately trying to keep its grip on the world filled with peoples and nations that want freedom.
He refers to pain and hunger... that pain is the pain of serious injury resulting from American bombs dropped from American jets. What do we know of the world? The UN reports 115 children killed in one month of the Saudi-led operation in Yemen. What are we doing here in America?
After months of horrific scenes of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean where literally thousands of human beings were dying at sea, European public opinion was finally mobilized to respond to this movement of people. However, the anguished expressions of concern from the general public and government leaders in Europe was a far cry from the response that met the first wave of migrants that was largely African.
In response to that migration, European authorities openly talked of launching military attacks on the boats in Libya to stop the “flood” of these “illegal” immigrants into Europe, even after experts cautioned them that military attacks would result in even more deaths at sea.
What changed? The racial composition of the majority of the migrants shifting away from Sub-Saharan Africans to refugees from the various conflict zones of Iraq and Syria, captured in the image of the globally disseminated image of Aylan Kurdi, the Kurdish child from the devastated city of Kabani. But even more importantly, European and U.S. propaganda could exploit this flow of humanity from Syria politically.