Sunday, March 23, 2014

Russian troops may be massing to invade Ukraine, says White House

Any "spin" doctor worth their salt can convince anyone about anything.  Most of it is about as far from the truth as one can get without crossing over into insanity.

Take Iraq, for example. The spin was;

United States Invades Iraq!  Prevents Saddam from using WMD's on US. "The Iraqis will see as as liberators" for liberating them from an evil despot who is worse than Hitler. Peace and freedom will prevail. Mission Accomplished! UH!?

One quick fact check on the situation in Iraq will quickly bring you back to reality; I should note this is almost a daily occurrence and unheard of when the evil Hitler-like despot was in charge.

Just yesterday;

In Baghdad, a radio station executive is fatally shot near the president’s compound.

BAGHDAD — A series of attacks across Iraq killed 16 civilians and members of the security forces Saturday, officials said.

Separately, a Kurdish officer in the Iraqi president’s guard is accused of killing the head of a radio station during a quarrel near the leader’s east Baghdad residence , police said.

Mohammed Bedwei was shot at a checkpoint by a lieutenant in the mostly Kurdish security detail for Jalal Talabani, an ethnic Kurd, police said.The suspect was handed over to Iraqi security forces, police and state television said.

Meanwhile a series of blasts struck across the country. Police said the wave began with a roadside bomb in the northern city of Tikrit. Minutes later, a car bomb struck policemen arriving at the scene.

Five policemen and two civilians were killed and 18 people were wounded in the bombings.

Hours later, police said, a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a security checkpoint near the town of Adeim, north of Baghdad. Three civilians and three police were killed.

Also, a roadside bomb hit a military checkpoint near the northern city of Mosul, killing two soldiers and wounding three, police said.

In the southern city of Basra, gunmen killed police Col. Madhi Ashour, the head of the crime investigation department in the city, as he was walking near his house, police said.

Please tell me that after more than a decade of occupation and an investment of trillions of dollars that this is a model of a free and democratic society?  Am I missing something?
If you bought into that spin we now fast forward to today and you probably are buying into this one too;

Russian troops may be massing to invade Ukraine, says White House

Here again, nothing is further from the truth. Russia has not fired one shot or killed anyone which is unusual way to invade a country. No "shock and awe" here folks. Still, the western news media fills the air with hysterical claims based on talking points churned out by spin doctors.

I continue to wonder how it is that Americans remain indifferent or supportive of this kind behavior from a country that boast being the biggest and the best in the world. Champion of everything good and protector against everything bad.

What I've concluded so far is that anyone who buys into this kind of nonsense is either;

a) Heavily invested in the defense industry; it makes sense if your shares are going up.

b) Is employed in the defense industry; a sure fired way to create job security.

c) Is unable to discern real from fiction as a result of a mental disability or abuse of narcotics or alcohol; of         which there is a lot of both in this country.

In the first two instances I'd just say; be up front about it rather that talk crazy nonsense. In the third instance I'd say; get some help. Now that Affordable Healthcare is available to anyone it should not be a problem.