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Morning Edition: Thursday, January 12

| January 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Wake up this morning to an unhealthy swath of war propaganda from your friendly neighborhood NYT. The first paragraph there:

“As arguments flare in Israel and the United States about a possible military strike to set back Iran’s nuclear program, an accelerating covert campaign of assassinations, bombings, cyber attacks and defections appears intended to make that debate irrelevant, according to current and former American officials and specialists on Iran.”

The problem? There’s no evidence that “Iran’s nuclear program” exists. The anti-brown people Republican candidates (Ron excluded) and pro-death Chairman Obama are always anxious to a site a recent IAEA Report to bolster their arguments. See below on why this is a lie too:

Loose Cannon: Will Israel attack Iran?

WaPo is covering Romney’s time at Bain doing the one thing he’s good at: making money. But of course, this is an economic crisis and all rich people are therefore evil. Our political leaders have sacrificed their responsibility to explain to the American people why making money is not evil.

Over at Fox News: Obama plans to begin talks with terrorists–I mean the Taliban. Remember that the Afghan people have done nothing–yes, nothing–to Americans, with the possible exception of defending themselves when invaded as any country would have done in a similar situation. The 9/11 hi-jackers were from Saudi Arabia, an Obama administration ally and they attacked because we had a military base on their land.

So while talking is better than bombing, don’t expect any lasting change. The Soviets raided this desert country for geo-political advantage and you can bet your bottom dollar that the good ol’ American empire is doing precisely the same.

This MSNBC headline says plenty: “Taliban peace talks not harmed by urinating-marines video.” Apparently a few of the United States’ Government marines were caught on tape urinating on dead bodies.

Sidenote: If the people of the newly created South Sudan thought they could just up and start their country on their own–they’ve got another thing comin’. Chairman Obama–after already dispatching 100 troops to the region not long ago–sent in five military officers to focus on “strategic planning and operations.”

This bit is wonderful: “Obama issued a memorandum Tuesday declaring that the U.S. officers could not be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court during their deployment because South Sudan is not a party to the ICC.” Get that? A government leader dictated to the rest of the world that his troops cannot be found guilt of breaking any war crime laws because he says so. As Bastiat said, no government is above the law. The law is a code of morality–something to be discovered, not created.

But what’s this deadly fascist care about morality. (Fascism is a state in which corporate and state powers merge; Ryan’s Review doesn’t use the term lightly. We mean it.)

In you missed it: New Hampshire Primary Results

BTW, Huntsman campaigned in New Hampshire for a year, finishing a distant third. Weak.

Ryan’s Review Recommendations:

“Why we get fat: And what to do about it,” an interview with author Gary Taubes (audio). Learn how the government endorses non-sensical, unhealthy crap and why saying no the government is not only moral, but healthy.

“Defending the Undefendable,” a brief interview with author and writer Walter Block (audio). He explains, in brief and among other things, why rivers should be privatized.

Until tomorrow,


Category: Columns

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