|Damascus neighborhood of Barzeh was reportedly hit by U.S. missiles last night Image: Getty/AFP|
BREAKING: Civilian casualties are being reported in Damascus as at least 2 residential areas have been struck by the US-led force's missiles. At least 4 dead in one of the strikes. pic.twitter.com/nCjcMZUrKQ— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) April 14, 2018
Two peace friends on opposite sides of our failing nation alerted me to the latest war crime via email in the wee hours of our U.S. bomb-free morning. Twitter trending topics for the United States ignored what's really going on (screenshot from 5:30am EDT):
People live in Damascus: babies, toddlers, little kids, big kids, and adults. But since when has the U.S. Air Force cared about civilian casualties they call "collateral damage"?
The false dichotomy propaganda machine will accuse me and others opposed to air strikes on Damascus as being on the side of Assad.
That's because their narrative to justify air strikes is unimaginative and, at this point, monotonous: "___(insert leader of nation we want to bomb here)__ has gassed his own people! We must bomb his people in order to save them."
Because there's "plenty of good money to be made supplying the Army with the tools of the trade" as Country Joe & the Fish so eloquently put it.
Case in point: investigative journalist Alex Nunes posted on my spybook page this morning:
Tomahawk missiles strikes into Syria last night were reportedly launched from a warship built at Bath Iron Works: the USS Donald Cook.And that's the real story behind why we're bombing Damascus today.
In case you start buying the corporate news narrative just from hearing it repeated one zillion times, political blogger Caitlin Johnstone helps us sort through the bullshit: "The US Empire Has Been Trying To Regime Change Syria Since Long Before 2011" from this week or "Five Reasons To Be Absolutely Certain That The Establishment Is Lying About Syria" from back in February.
Read it, and weep.