A lot has been happening vis-a-vis Metrojet Flight 9268. Cable teevee news is trying so hard to push the "on-board bomb" scenario that I feel an instinctive urge to look for some other
I'll soon devote a larger post to the "whodunnit" part of this story, but right now I'd like to focus on a Fox News report that I happened to catch earlier today. This segment was presented as reporter-in-the-field journalism
, not punditry or analysis. I don't recall the newsman's name, but he discussed the idea that ISIS managed to secrete an explosive in the aircraft's luggage. The report ended with these words -- and although I'm going on memory here, I'm reasonably sure of this quote's accuracy:
"The administration will have to step up efforts against ISIS while providing more aid to the opposition."
By "the opposition," he meant the opposition to Bashar Assad. I can't think of any other way to interpret that phrase.
In the first place: What does the Assad government in Syria have to do with the downing of a Russian airliner in Egypt?
In the second place: How can you aid "the opposition" while taking down ISIS? In Syria, ISIS is
The great goal of ISIS is to topple Assad's government. If Assad goes, ISIS and/or Al Qaeda will take power in Damascus. Despite all the propaganda we've heard, there is
no "moderate" force to speak of. (In our previous posts, we've seen that all of those "vetted" moderate fighters have been winnowed down to a mere five.)
How the hell is the battle against ISIS going to be won if the American government puts ISIS in charge of the whole damned country?
It just doesn't make sense.
Once again, the newsfakers are capitalizing on the ignorance of the American people, most of whom still don't know that, in the Syrian civil war, ISIS and "the opposition" are one and the same. Our mainstream media never misses an opportunity to confuse Mr. and Ms. Average Doofus. I doubt that even Pravda
in the Stalin era would have dared to lie quite so brazenly.
In 2003, Mr. and Ms. Average Doofus became convinced that Saddam Hussein was behind the 9/11 attacks. The Doofuses sneered at well-informed people like you and me when we said that Hussein was innocent of that charge.
Eventually, after about ten years -- after the loss of many lives and much treasure -- the Doofuses understood that we were right all along.
It's happening again. The Doofuses are being lied to again
. How can we make them understand what's really going on?
On an unrelated note:
Even by Breitbart standards, this
has to be the Doofiest story on the internet right now....
War On Christmas: Starbucks Red Cups Are Emblematic Of The Christian Culture Cleansing Of The West
Not a joke. The writer really believes that plain red seasonal cups constitute proof that Starbucks hates Jesus.
I can visualize Ben Carson's reaction to this story: "Could be...could be..."