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Why the haste in hitting Syria?

syrian-chemical-weaponsAs I mentioned on my streaming news show (“FULL-CONTACT With Erik Rush LIVE!”) earlier this week, the political landscape is looking more surreal every day. Like a cross between a low-budget science fiction film and the cartoonist’s conception of a bad acid trip, the incongruity between the information advanced by politicos and the press and the reality before us evokes a cognitive dissonance that truly boggles the mind. Even seasoned analysts are expressing almost universal confusion.

Lights flashing, bells ringing, rows of people running on elevated causeways, a glass jar of mayonnaise bursts across your face …

What?

Exactly. The imperative for military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad offered by the Obama administration is apparent to no one, yet the president’s sense of urgency is palpable. When Secretary of State John Kerry spoke before America on Aug. 30 and made the case for pursuing Obama’s “limited” yet risk-laden campaign, he resembled the evil Inner Party operative O’Brien in Orwell’s “1984,” relating with utmost authority information most of us know to be untrue; the underlying message being that we must all come to believe it nonetheless. As pointed out by the New York Times, Kerry used the phrase “we know” 24 times in his attempt to validate the administration’s intelligence on the Syrian government’s alleged massacre of more than 1,400 people with chemical weapons.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny