.. so we leave it (democratically!) ...
.. to our 'best and brightest' ...
.. rulers, to really f**k it up
Thesis/Subtitle: we are supposedly getting the 'best of all possible worlds?'
Corollary: I don't think so - and IF not THEN big trouble
Shortcut: Dear reader, IF you 'believe' what the MSM+PFBCs say, i.e. "Assad did it!" AND you are not interested in having your belief challenged THEN please slink silently away from here.
«There's a lot of talk about
redacted on our TV screens, and there should be, because we're trying to figure out how best to make the world a peaceful place. There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again. You've got to understand the nature of the regime we're dealing with. This is a man who has delayed, denied, deceived the world. For the sake of liberty and justice for all, the United Nations Security Council must act, must act in way to hold this regime to account, must not be fooled, must be relevant to keep the peace.»
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redacted, substitute Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria or Iran; no significant difference in what the US/F+UK/NATO/SQSHsO have done / will do = smash the country, killing uncounted innocent 'collaterals,' and the 'name of the game' = murder for spoil, US = mostly oil (plus hegemony & hubris; all criminal). Ditto for Palestine, Jewish coveting formalised by Herzl in 1897 = motive, 'great-power' accommodation signalled by Balfour in 1917, method refined by Jabotinsky in 1923, start-gun fired by UNGA in 1947 = opportunity, guns provided by US$s raised by Meir = more method - and the vile&vicious, ethnic-cleansing by genocidal methods = criminal carnage continues down to today = Zs murdering for soil. Same-old same-old; lying, cheating, stealing & killing = outlaw, rogue-regimes. How do they get away with it, why and just who is responsible? End preamble.
I did a google: who did the "Houla massacre"
About 3,400,000 results (time of writing)
The 1st 10:
Summary: 5 MSM+PFBCs (all on the same song-sheet = "Assad did it!"), 1 wiki (noted for doing 'consensus' = "He said, she said" = *not* necessarily truth), 1 video and 3 so-called 'independents.' The rogue-independent juancole stands condemned by his own words; only aangirfan and infowars are worth reading. In addition, I add three articles from my own research.
Search article 1:
Phony ‘Houla Massacre’: How Media Manipulates Public Opinion For Regime Change in Syria
Intelligent skeptics should see through the media’s smoke screen in order to work out what is really going on in Syria
May 28, 2012
«If you are still needing an academic tutorial on exactly how the mainstream media is able to generate a completely phony public consensus to support foreign intervention projects, you need look no further than the dangerous, fictional narrative currently being rolled out regarding Syria.»
Comment: Worth the trip.
Search article 2:
June 01, 2012
CIA DEATH SQUADS DID HOULA MASSACRE - REPORTS
«Jeffrey D Feltman, a US assistant secretary of state, is reportedly one of the brains behind the CIA death squads. Syria: The terror operation of Jeffrey Feltman
The residents of Houla have stated that the people who carried out the massacre in Houla were the opponents of Assad, in other words, the CIA's death squads.»
Comment: One can find almost anything on the net; funny that sooo many 'independents' disagree with the MSM+PFBCs. Not quite so funny, actually.
Research article 1:
Geneva Conference on Syria Ends in Stalemate as Russia Hangs Tough Against US Extortion; More Hysterical Outbursts by Hillary Clinton; US-NATO Endgame is MicroStates, MiniStates, Partition
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
June 30, 2012
«Tarpley: The current US policy under the Obama administration with Hillary Clinton in the State Department aims at the destruction of all sovereign states on this planet. It’s really rolling the world situation back to the time before the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 which established the regime of modern independent sovereign states.
The desperation of the US and the British comes from their financial bankruptcy, and what they’ve got to do is increase the rate of exploitation and looting and sacking of the entire world economy. In the course of this, they find that any national government is an intolerable obstacle. It gets in their way.»
Comment: Nice - or not; depending on whether you like "the destruction of all [non-US/F+UK+SQSHsO] sovereign states on this planet." Actually, we can dispense with the 'non-' since neoliberalism is destroying US/F+UK+SQSHsO from inside; proof = US, most EU & 'IMF-SAPed' economies (incl. Aus(&ilk), which SAPs itself voluntarily, bipartisanly = un- & anti-democratically.)
Research article 2:
SYRIA: Imperial Arrogance Spells Fatal Over-reach for the US and Western Allies
The United States and its Western allies are behaving increasingly like the doomed emperors of the late Roman Empire
by Finian Cunningham
July 3, 2012
Press TV - 2012-07-02
«But the absurdity and obscenity of the Geneva meeting is that the mayhem raging in Syria has largely been inflicted on that country by the same Western powers along with their Turk and Arab proxies. Yet, these Western powers pontificated as usual about international law and respect for human rights. (Of course, the dissembling Western media provide a crucial cloak for their masters to hide what is otherwise a sickening farce.)»
Comment: You'd think by now people would be smelling a - err, several rats. In case not, the NYT reported that the CIA was actively assisting attacks against Assad. ('Naturally' the article contains huge amounts of disinformation - as well as confirming CIA subversion.)
Research article 3:
Jul 10, 2012
THE ROVING EYE
There will be hell to pay for NATO's Holy War
By Pepe Escobar
«Hillary has just called on "Western powers" and their Arab stooges - the NATOGCC compound  that passes for the "international community" - to "make it clear that Russia and China will pay a price because they are holding up progress" regarding weaponized regime change in Syria.
In non-newspeak, this means, "If you block our new war, there will be payback".»
Comment: See elsewhere; Russia and China are 'US targets' too.
1. Crossing a border inbound = invasion.
2. IF (1) AND armed THEN invasion = aggressive.
3. IF (2) AND not defensive THEN aggressive invasion = illegal.
4. IF (3) THEN Nuremberg supreme war crime = gallows for initiators, life in gaol for the rest.
«To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.»
Comment 1: Who would doubt that that is exactly what has happened and continues in Palestine (by Jews, 1897 through 1947 down to 'current moment'), then 2001+, predominantly by the US (also F+UK/NATO, various SQSHsO incl. Aus (to our enduring shame)): Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, is happening in Syria or is planned for Iran, with Russia and China as possible 'ultimate' victims?
Comment 2: War was supposedly banished, post WW2, the raison d'être of the UN. Not only did the UN almost instantly fail with UNGA181, the UN is now actively collaborating with aggressors. (The UN is a composite; member-states in the UNGA, a privileged few in the UNSC, and the so-called 'leadership' i.e. Ban Ki-moon, predecessor Kofi Annan. Each 'leg' has failed, is failing.)
Comment 3: The MSM+PFBCs, whose job it is to fully and fairly inform us, we the (democratic-voting) people, instead tell us lies = the rogue-regimes' pro-war propaganda.
Q: Where is truth, where is justice?
Argument; Candidates for the stupid 'they:'
1. The people who pull the triggers, drop the bombs, or push buttons that achieve the same = murdering destruction - *they* are active murderers.
2. The people who give the orders = the military commanders - *they* are murderers, once removed.
3. With 'civilian command of the military,' it is our so-called 'leaders' who instruct the ordering-murderers - *they* are murderers, also once removed. (Little fleas have littler fleas...)
4. Those who assist the above, by relaying and often actively amplifying the rotten, pro-war propaganda = the MSM+PFBCs - *they* are accessories to murderers.
5. Those who manufacture the arms, AND lobby for their use - *they* are accessories to murderers.
6. Those who support the above, in academia, think-tanks, the churches etc. - *they* also are accessories to murderers.
All of the above comprise the M/I/C/4a†-plex; military, industrial, Congress (US-speak for parliament), 4 = 4th estate = MSM+PFBCs, 'a' = academia incl. think-tanks, † = the churches. The latter should close up shop as utter traitors to their own professed beliefs (try "Thou shalt not kill!") - an ultimate shocker. Then there's the self-explanatory I/J/Z-plex, every single member, all over the world, a filthy criminal - only possible exception genuine, active dissenters.
7. Those who support the above, by blogging (i.e. juancole), by writing (pro-war, pro-criminal trolls), or even 'merely' proselytising 'in the office,' 'down at the pub' or 'out in the street' - *they* are apologists to murderers.
8. Even those who do nothing to oppose the above, by *not* resisting crime, also bear some responsibility for the crimes: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" ~Bourke (Disputed, but who really gives a s**t? = the borderline-evil of wiki). 2nd try: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." Actually, this is a message directed at Russia and China: If you do not effectively resist the US, you will one day be smashed by the US, as sure as Afghanistan is getting smashed (still, after 10 yrs), Iraq got "Shock'n whore" smashed, Libya got 'no-fly-zone' smashed, Syria is getting 'externally supported subversion' smashed, Iran in the 'wants a nuke' queue - get the picture, yet?
Fazit: Anyone and everyone, who does *not resist* the rogue-regimes to the best of their abilities qualifies fully for the stupid, despicable '*they*.'
In summary, *they* range from otherwise 'normal' people *doing* (i.e. 'defence' force killers), assisting (i.e. compliant workers), right 'down' to non-resisting citizen/voters, plus the more 'professional' class of criminals, those of the M/I/C/4a†-plex, and associated I/J/Z-plex - wicked criminals all, differing only in degree.
*They* are fighting wars for spoil - instead of combining with us, we the people, to build a better world (and on the way reverse XS-CO2-CCC = excess CO2 climate-change catastrophe). *They* are, instead, crippling our once jewel-like planet's life-supporting biosphere as they murder to steal.
Compare to getting the 'best of all possible worlds.'
MSM = Mainstream media (print and broadcast).
PFBCs = Publicly-financed broadcasters like AusBC.
SQSHsO = snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on.
just how stupid are 'they?'
you may specify who 'they' are
shame to *stupidly* ruin the world
.. so we leave it (democratically!) ...