More War

Democrats and Republicans alike are enthusiastically crowing for more undeclared war.

As of Thursday evening 60 cruise missiles were fired against Syria.

This time it looks as though the US will not only intensify its bombardment of Syria, but seek “regime change” as it has done in many, many countries since WWII (Chile, Guatemala, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Haiti, etc.).

The US has been bombing Syria since 2014. It is also currently bombing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan. In 2016, the last year of Obama’s presidency, the US dropped 26,171 bombs on these 7 countries.

This is an opportune time to pay close attention to the euphemistic language used by those in positions of power to justify their decisions. A narrative is being constructed, the intent of which is to confound those it cannot persuade.