Monday, September 19, 2016

The waves of Operation Happy Talk continue to pass for reporting

Campbell MacDiarmid has an idiotic 'report' for MACLEANS entitled "ISIS will soon be driven out of Iraq.  What comes next?"

Let's accept the premise for just one moment.

If the first statement is true, where in the article is the second statement -- the question -- addressed?

"A post ISIS-Iraq may finally be in sight, but the future is not necessarily bright."

Thanks for that, it was most helpful.  (That was sarcasm.)

The Islamic State is not being driven out of Iraq.

That's not what's happening right now.

A terrorist organization, via the abuse carried out by then-prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, was seen as preferable to the Iraqi government by some and was seen as not worth fighting by others (how many told NPR along in the last two years that it wasn't their fight?) managed to seize territory in Iraq and rule.

It can't rule.

It's not set up to rule.

And it's losing the areas that it secured.

It's not leaving Iraq.

It's blending in.

That's what terrorism is.

It's laying low and will seek other opportunities.

Again, this idiotic 'report' shows no understanding of traditions of terrorism or traditions of rebellion.

It's as though the writer missed the entire Afghanistan War and how that war continues.

I'm sick of the stupidity being passed off as 'professional reporting.'

The Islamic State will remain in Iraq.

It will also have power unless/until the real issues are dealt with.

And Haider al-Abadi is a stooge at best.

That's all he is.

He's not addressed any of the concerns.

He's lied repeatedly.

He's a failure to the Iraqi people -- Sunni, Shi'ite, Kurd, what have you.

ISIS will soon be driven out of Iraq?

There's no factual basis for that.

What's being served up is not objective reporting.

It's slanted coverage, feel good coverage, just another wave of what we long ago dubbed Operation Happy Talk.

All Operation Happy Talk has gotten the world is never-ending war.

It is way past time people faced reality.

. There's an error on your bio You say you're a "Progressive" & "I'm With Her" You CANNOT be both

But so many refuse to face reality.

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