Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Israel's attack on Syria

Adirondack Musing reports on something the mainstream media in this country seems to have missed: Israel's military attack against Syria. So reports both The Washington Post and the Rupert Murdoch-owned Times of London.

The Post speculates that it might have been a dry run for an attack against Iran.

You'd think the broadcast media might be able to cut a minute or so of their OJ Simpson coverage to report on this serious event, but their only responsibility as corporate conglomerates is to 'give people what they want.'

3 comments:

PCS said...

Even more amazing is how quiet the countries of the Middle East are being about this raid.

Mark said...

New sh-t comes to light on the fiasco:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/09/what-the-hell-j.html

I especially recommend the link from "Arms Control Wonk."

Mark said...

This should clear up some perceptions of our Congress, with its basement-level approval ratings: The idea that "Congress failed us in the past 6 years" is exagerrated. It's simply politics, a game that's been in town for decades.
http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070901faessay86506/william-g-howell-jon-c-pevehouse/when-congress-stops-wars.html