September 6, 2013

Sound advice

Ed Brayton today:
Foreign Policy magazine published a report that included declassified CIA documents that showed that our government had helped Saddam Hussein use chemical weapons against Iran in 1988 and had then launched a propaganda campaign to blame it on Iran (a mostly successful campaign, by the way). The Vietnam War was justified by LBJ by the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which was completely fabricated. So our government has a history of lying to justify going to war and a history of lying specifically about who is responsible for using chemical weapons. So even if it’s true that Assad used the chemical weapons, and even if the evidence actually did support that, we have absolutely no reason to believe them when they say they have that evidence. 
Our government cannot be trusted.

4 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

Twitter post by Neil deGrasse Tyson ‏@neiltyson 23h

"Not that anybody asked, but a traditional bomb is nothing more than an explosive concentration of unstable chemicals."

writenow said...

Hi Annie. I swear, the US as KGB news today is distressing. I mean, we knew it. But now it's out there, confirmed. The US has destroyed the integrity of the internet in its zealous pursuit of absolutely everybody. What a fearful country we've become. It's a new, sad low in our history.

Artichoke Annie said...

It is terrible, very distressing. I so want to cruise again, I was so happy with my new world, constantly on the move and belonging to no one really.

writenow said...

You have cruisitis. People who suffer from this affliction can no longer relate to anything that happens on land. There is no cure, alas. Such poor souls must spend their lives at sea. It's time to book that next voyage.