I caught a ten minute chunk of CNN earlier this evening, while out and about. A parade of Serious Looking Talking Heads (SLTHs) informed us that the Paris attacks were planned "in Syria" and that this whole operation should somehow be blamed on Syria. Syria. Terror. Terror. Syria. Syrian terrorists. Terran Syriaists.
The SLTHs never actually came right out and said "Blame Assad," but such was the impression they strove to convey. I heard lots of suspiciously careful wording. Nobody made the obvious point that Assad and ISIS are enemies
. The SLTH brigade were trading on the American public's ignorance as to who is on which side in that part of the world.
I half expected these SLTHs to lapse into a Walter Brennan impersonation: They's all MOOslims. That's all you need to know. Mooslims is EEEvil, I tells yuh.
Question: Have you
noticed this sort of commentary as you flip through the cable news channels?
Second question: Isn't this sort of thing awfully reminiscent of the media misinformation campaign which convinced so much of the American public that Saddam did 9/11?