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Today in War Propaganda: Threat Level Biden
Joe Biden ordered a military-strike in Syria against "Iranian-backed militias"
President Biden ordered an illegal airstrike against an alleged Iranian-backed militia in eastern Syria on Thursday without an official declaration of war from the U.S. Congress or the authorization of the Syrian government. As Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in 2017 when Donald Trump ordered an illegal strike in Syria:
If Psaki had the courage of her convictions, or any convictions at all, she’d immediately resign in disgust, but that, of course, is not how the Cathedral works. They say what they need to say in the moment to get you to follow their agenda; so Biden bombing Syria is automatically good and Trump doing it is automatically bad.
Some, however, have been consistent voices against war in Syria regardless of who the president happens to be, like Senator Rand Paul, who opposed Trump’s illegal strikes in Syria:
And now opposes Biden’s:
At least there are some in government who will oppose the endless wars that the Cathedral wants to send our children to die in.
According to Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby, the strikes were “in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel.” He continues:
The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq. [Emphasis mine]
It’s a cliché to point out these days, but this statement is straight out of George Orwell’s 1984, giving life to the fictional ruling party’s motto, “War is peace.” They literally expect us to believe that committing an act of war in a sovereign country’s borders against a group they explicitly refer to as “militant” will somehow reduce violence in the region rather than encouraging these people to retaliate further.
Furthermore, it escalates the already challenging diplomatic situation between the United States government and Syria’s allies in Russia and China, not to mention the Syrian government itself which the U.S. government has been trying to overthrow for years. It may also complicate matters if Biden had any plans on trying to reenter the United States into the Iran deal that was negotiated under Obama only to be disposed of by Trump.
The best way to increase peace in the Middle East is not by dropping anymore bombs, but by removing U.S. troops from the region altogether. “Iranian-backed militias” could not attack American soldiers if American soldiers were not occupying countries in the Middle East. If President Biden was actually serious about protecting “American and Coalition personnel” he would announce their immediate withdrawal from countries where their lives are in danger. Yet these airstrikes and his signaling that he will not follow the Trump plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan reinforce that Biden is willing to sacrifice any number of lives, American or otherwise, to appease the military-industrial complex.