In yet another angle to sell the American public on more militarism for fun and profit the pitch is being made for the JSOC hit squads and SEAL teams to be scrambled to rescue a few hundred kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. The girls, destined for a living hell of humiliation and sexual exploitation were abducted by Islamic militant group Boko Haram back in April and it is of course incumbent on Team America World Police to intervene. This could be a feel good story along the lines of Ronald Reagan’s 1983 invasion of global military powerhouse Grenada that came on the heels of that terrible truck bombing of a US Marine Corps in Beirut that killed 240 or so US servicemen. Rather than actually go after the perpetrators of the bombing (it wouldn’t have looked proper to let it get out that the Iranians that Ollie North and friends were covertly selling arms to) old Dutch’s administration wagged the dog and attacked Grenada while the bodies of dead marines were still being extracted from the rubble. Americans ate it up and the barracks bombing fiasco was very quickly flushed down the memory hole as triumphalism reigned.
The Boko Haram saga would be a wonderful chance for the Obama regime – now that their horribly botched coup d’etat against the democratically elected leader of Ukraine has gone up like a flaming bag of dogshit with US backed neo-Nazi goons incinerating people in buildings – to seize the headlines by rescuing the girls. None other than Mrs. Obama has come out and joined the effort to push for yet another US military rescue and used her weekly video address to shamelessly exploit the kidnappings. I excerpt the following from a story in The Guardian:
The US first lady began the address, which is broadcast on radio and uploaded to YouTube, by wishing Americans a happy Mother’s Day, before saying: “Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.
“This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education – grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.”
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in remote northeastern Nigeria on 14 April and has threatened to sell them into slavery, while eight girls were taken from another village earlier this week.
The abductions have drawn international condemnation and promises of special forces assistance to find the girls from the US and UK. The Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, said on Friday he believed the girls were still in his country.
“I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to find these girls and bring them home,” the first lady said. “In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.”
Similar concern has yet to be expressed for any of the innocent victims of Obama’s drone strikes nor for any who are currently being murdered by Michelle’s those neo-Nazi/fascist militias that are conducting the search and destroy missions in East Ukraine because her hubby has to prove that his dick is bigger than Putin’s. The Barack brigades and their spree of atrocities are dutifully covered up by the corrupt US media as is the directing of taxpayer money to funding the return of Nazism to Europe. As writer and investigative historian Eric Zuesse points out in his piece over at the progressive website OpEd News “Our People Massacre Civilians in Odessa, and Politico Blames Putin”:
Consider how we are being lied to by the propaganda media that pass for “news” media in our country.
Of course, there was the infamous example of how we were lied to about “Saddam’s WMD,” which lies caused us to support invading Iraq and replacing there a local tyrant with something that’s far worse for the Iraqi people. We don’t complain about having been deceived into wasting $3 trillion of our own tax dollars, and thousands of American lives, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives, in a venture that increased misery for Iraqis and that produced nothing of benefit to ourselves (but lots of business for well-connected American-owned firms). However, there are lots of recent examples, too, such as today’s civil war in Ukraine, which was caused by Barack Obama, but which our “news” media blame instead on Vladimir Putin.
The referred to lies are in abundance as the narrative rolls along for the use of more US military prowess to save the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. In The Homeland Sunday is a day that is sacred and there is always reverence to all of the lies that the state chooses to foist off upon sheep on the morning propaganda shows where the pulpits are filled with pathological bullshit artists and presided over by sycophantic, highly compensated hosts. This morning, on Mother’s Day the mother of all moonbats, Michelle Bachmann was given the nationally televised forum that the craziest members of our reprobate political class are afforded. Making her appearance on CNN’s State of the Union with that insipid blathering sow Candy Crowley the always deranged Minnesotan invoked “national security” in a plea for action against Boko Haram (It’s hard not to mentally conjure up Kony 2012 isn’t it?). You can tell what a sick country that this is in that Bachmann was at one point afforded the ridiculous status as a legitimate Republican presidential candidate – until that public relations disaster of the picture of her noshing on that giant corn dog (it looked like she was sucking a huge brown dick) at the Iowa State Fair where she was working the rubes effectively killed her extreme long-shot hopes.
The segment also included Democratic party Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in what was billed as a bi-partisan segment on working moms. You have to give it to the corporate-state propaganda machine in that at least it is somewhat more creative than David Gregory jacking off Mike Rogers, Lindsey Graham and John McCain on a weekly basis. For gimmickry and schlock about “bi-partisanship” nothing will ever beat America’s favorite couple of the ghoulish James Carville and Mary Matalin but the suckers who buy into this all of the trench warfare, political bickering horseshit don’t have a true understanding of the political system.
The Democrats and Republicans are both criminal organizations always jousting for control over the spoils system but the notion that there is no bi-partisanship is a lie. There is always lockstep unity when it comes to matters of war, expanding the fascist police state, protecting the NSA Stasi surveillance apparatus and selling out the interests of Americans to cater to the whims of wealthy special interests. The State of the Union segment predictably broke down into the normal dog and pony show squabbling, this time about the ongoing waste of time and money that is the GOP’s Benghazi inquisition that no matter how much ‘investigating’ is done none of it approaches what may be the real truth as was written by veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh in that the whole thing was more Iran-Contra II than Watergate. It is all just a distraction while the real business of America – which is war – continues in the background.
When you are an American military force is always the first option so enjoy the show, you are paying for it.