Category: ANTI-MILITARISM & PACIFIST

Why the US ruling class mourns John McCain

PATRICK MARTIN—McCain was a full-throated supporter of whatever lie the Bush administration chose as the basis of its war propaganda: Saddam Hussein’s alleged ties to terrorism; his possession of “weapons of mass destruction”; the desire to establish “democracy” in Iraq; and finally, the need to preserve “stability,” i.e., to deal with the consequences of the US destruction of Iraq as a functioning society. Along the way, McCain found time to advocate military action against North Korea in 2003, US intervention in Iran in 2007, and US support for Georgia in the war between Russia and that Caucasian republic in 2008 (when he dispatched his wife Cindy to Tbilisi in a show of support).

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Do NOT Let Them Make A Saint Of This Asshole

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—You will be told that you do not have permission to say such things. You have permission to say such things. You will be told that you are being impolite to John McCain’s family. The families of mass murderers are not entitled to our politeness. You will be told that you making yourself look bad. Creating a world where neoconservative war whores experience an appropriate amount of rejection is more important than looking good. Kill their propaganda narratives with mockery and irreverence and help usher in a new world where it is no longer considered okay to be a psychopathic neocon.

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Strange times: Fox News Tucker Carlson questions wars and Russiagate, while “the left” media create hysteria.

While the Deep State/Democrat subservient media assets do their best to damn Trump 24/7 while pushing the Russiagate hoax and ever more wars, outfits like the normally contemptible Fox News sprout voices of reason like Tucker Carlson, who puts to shame the supposedly left media represented by CNN, MSNBC and other hypocrites. Not that the rest of Fox News is not part of the disgusting establishment chorus, it is, but there’s no one on “the left” speaking against the wars with such a decisive tone as Carlson. The corollary of all this is that Carlson, for his antiwar stance and duly exercised skepticism is now being called a “cheerleader for Russia” by the “left” pack of disinformers.

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