Saturday, February 18, 2017

CONNECTING THE DOTS: INTERSECTIONALITY AND WAR

On a slow burn as I write this. A Teach In on Intersectionality in Trump's America had seven speakers, all of whom, with one notable exception,  kept the topic of their talk firmly within American boundaries. This is American Exceptionalism from the left.  It's as if the Vietnam War is still raging but the taxpayers don't know it.  Hey guys, there is a big world out there so it's Trump's World (and Obama's etc).  There US wars going on Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, with women casualties. Some quick thoughts from the perspective of feminist international relations..
FAKE NEWS. Fake news means omission, obfuscation as well as downright lies.  Selective intelligence about WMDsin Iraq, the Gulf of Tonkin attack, the Lusitania.. The US in 2016 alone, went on 26,000 bombing missions over the Middle East.  9/11 Commission chiefs complained that not all the facts were provided about the strikes against Americans in New York.
ALT RIGHT  Anti war views were more widely disseminated in the Alt Right blogs than in Clinton's campaign. Presidential Candidate Trump made it a cornerstone of his campaign, coming out publicly as did Sanders, against the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
DIVERSITY Check out the US military for numbers of non whites and poor writes promised an education as a recruitment incident. Resource war against Native Americans over the Dakota Pipeline. Uranium mining on native lands used in depleted uranium weapons and nuclear weapons.
TRAVEL BAN. European countries have closed borders to refugee influx that was triggered by European/US wars in the Middle East and N Africa.  How many women refugees?
FALSE BINARY: Trump the irrational one vs Obama the rational one. The US media treats Trump like a woman: emotional, defensive, spontaneous, under someone else's influence (Putin), shows weakness (by wanting to 'talk' to Putin, ally with him to defeat ISIS). Needs a palace coup to overthrow him.

One of the reasons Trump was elected, was to head off nuclear war with Russia!! - See more at: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46478.htm#sthash.UNvC9ykz.dpuf

BODY COUNT OF CIVILIAN WOMEN,  CHILDREN AND MEN  IN THE MENA REGION? Nobody knows because nobody is counting.

the liberal/progressive/left is allied with the deep state against democracy. The liberal/progressive/left are lobbying for the impeachment of a president who has committed no impeachable offense. The neoconservatives have stated their preference for a deep state coup against democracy. The media obliges with a constant barrage of lies, innuendos and disinformation. The insouciant American public sits there sucking its thumb. - See more at: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46481.htm#sthash.0Lk7zGJ8.dpuf

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