U.S. involvement in the ongoing Syrian civil war is likely, judging by the near-constant war-drum rhetoric from U.S. political elite.
If America were still a representative republic, Congress would deny President Barack Obama and his neocon toadies the authorization to launch an attack on Syria. But as we have demonstrated countless times, America is now a fascist totalitarianism.
People do not go to McDonald’s in search of haute cuisine, and McDonald’s doesn’t offer it. The restaurants maintain their low prices by keeping their costs even lower. And they keep their costs low by selling their low-nutrition food and paying their low-skill employees low wages.
With international support crumbling, a war-weary public rebelling and Congressional support apparently limited to a few neocon warmongers, Barack Obama deferred to Congress on a possible military strike on Syria.
The popular tactic called the false dilemma essentially boils down to some argument “what about the …” and using that appeal to excuse the violence. In these state religions there is no real contemplation; rather any argument or appeal is used to excuse or initiate violence against those who do not agree.
The Internal Revenue Service theft squad issued its final rules on the Obamacare individual mandate Tuesday. They reveal that the whole thing is a bait and switch to benefit a few crony corporations and transfer wealth from the people, as we have told you from the beginning.
The Constitution is quite clear on war power. Congress has the power to determine if the country will wage offensive war and against whom. Once that decision is made by Congress, the President is in charge of waging that war.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his “I Have A Dream Speech.” Imagine what King might have thought if he were still around to watch the spectacle that unfolded last weekend — a spectacle that disingenuously billed itself as a National celebration of the 50th anniversary of that famous march on Washington.
In Islamic law, fatwa is a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader known as mufti. While the dictates issued in a particular fatwa are not necessarily binding, extremists have been known to act on the orders, often with devastating results. Some, like combining sex jihad and Muhammad’s lice, are a little more self-defeating.
A good rule of thumb to use when evaluating whether you are hearing the truth or a lie is to first stop and consider whether the story makes sense. If it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably not true. The mainstream media have begun to cheerlead for some kind of response to the gas attacks in Syria; but the American people, by and large, aren’t buying it.