This news, if true,
is pretty damned big: China will send thousands of elite troops into Syria to fight ISIS.
How will the Obama administration respond? When Russia used its air power against ISIS and Nusra -- inflicting more damage in one week than the US was able to do in one year -- our media overflowed with deceptive propaganda which tried to convince the world that Russia had targeted "moderates." (Ridiculous. The "moderates" were always a joke, and Russian intervention has indeed turned the tide
Will the administration ramp up a new propaganda offensive against China? How will that
play out? When the NYT suddenly tells you to hate China because China is fighting ISIS, isn't there a danger that the American people might wake up and understand what ISIS actually is?
When, when, when
will DC give up on the sick dream of regime change in Syria? How much damage must we inflict on the world -- and on ourselves -- before we stop dancing to the neocons' tune?
After writing the above, this very relevant piece
came to my attention. I'll cut to the chase...
The US and its allies could at any day expose and cut ISIS' supply lines leading from their various subsidiaries and fronts around the world, back to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and its other state-sponsors. Instead, the US protects and cover up this extensive, global state-sponsorship of terrorism. As such, when "ISIS attacks," it is really an extension of US foreign policy, and not merely ISIS alone that is committing this violence, nor for ISIS and its own agenda alone that it is being carried out.
Most ironic of all, perhaps, is the possibility that because of America's dwindling credibility worldwide, and its waning influence in Asia, its complicity in the violence being carried out against the governments and peoples of Southeast Asia may - instead of creating a unified front against China - end up creating a unified front displacing Washington's influence form the region. In many ways this is already underway, and Thursday's attack in Jakarta may only stand to accelerate this process.