All posts tagged: Syria

US MSM Corporate War Whores

I always try to read Lee Fang in The Nation. His most recent article is, as usual, well researched and well documented.  Here is his most recent piece in its entirety. The emphasis is mine. Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits? Lee Fang  The Nation Sept 12 2014 Retired General Anthony Zinni, retired General Jack Keane and former Bush administration official Fran Townsend If you read enough news and watch enough cable television about the threat of the Islamic State, the radical Sunni Muslim militia group better known simply as ISIS, you will inevitably encounter a parade of retired generals demanding an increased US military presence in the region. They will say that our government should deploy, as retired General Anthony Zinni demanded, up to 10,000 American boots on the ground to battle ISIS. Or as in retired General Jack Keane’s case, they will make more vague demands, such as for “offensive” air strikes and the deployment of more military advisers to the region. But what you won’t learn from media coverage of ISIS is that …