The war on Syria: driving home the truth
... and the need to act now
The war on Syria is remarkable on many levels. One of these levels is the success of Western propagandists to prevent the truth from attaining widespread acceptance.
The truth has always been available, but rarely accepted, even when admissions of culpability in the highest of crimes comes from credible Western sources. What could be more damning than these admissions?
Similarly, reputable researchers confirmed long ago what broad-based Western audiences still refuse to accept:
On-the-ground evidence of liberated areas continues to reveal the monstrous crimes of the West’s terrorist proxies, and it continues to demonstrate the on-going culpability of the West in the highest of international crimes. What could be more straightforward than this? (There’s even a note explaining that the “gifts” are from the USA.)
Perhaps what is missing is another truth. Nobody except a tiny transnational oligarch class benefits from all of this death and misery. And the benefits accrued to this parasitical class are all short-term besides.
All of the public monies that the Pentagon and the military industrial complexes of a host of nations (including Canada) are siphoning from the masses serves to impoverish all but the “elites”.
Much of North America is being increasingly “thirdworldized” (to borrow a term from Michael Parenti). Prof. James Petras, for his part, explains that
“Billionaires in the arms industry and security/mercenary conglomerates receive over $700 billion dollars from the federal budget, while over 100 million US workers lack adequate health care and their children are warehoused in deteriorating schools.” 1
Maybe these obscured realities will help drive home the point that the West’s current trajectories of globalized war and poverty need to be terminated, NOW.
Mark Taliano is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and the author of Voices from Syria, Global Research Publishers, 2017.
1. Prof. James Petras, “How Billionaires Become Billionaires.” Global Research. 5 October, 2017. (https://www.globalresearch.ca/how-billionaires-become-billionaires/5612125) Accessed 11 July, 2018.
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