Syria: Obama, Congress, and media collaborating on a con job
by Jon Rappoport
September 2, 2013
Oh, our illustrious legislators will have their day to puff themselves up and speak about Principle! The networks will cover it.
They’ll prance and they’ll bray, because this is war, the nation’s most solemn undertaking and its most profitable business. And they’ll even refer to that suddenly rediscovered document, the Constitution.
The President asked them to pass judgment, and they shall.
House and Senate members will call in their tailors to let out their trousers, to give them more breathing room. Action on the floor will require baritone and basso, and rhetoric that shakes the walls.
Alas, there are no oily orators left in the Congress. Where is Ev Dirksen, dripping multi-syllables from every pore, when we need him? Where is Hubert Humphrey in his prime?
But today’s sad flowers will give it their best shot, because the nation will be watching. Syria doesn’t have to be Pearl Harbor or Saigon. It’s the idea of war and death and invasion and retribution that inflames voices.
Our legislators will imitate greatness. Their aides will ride herd on speechwriters to give these strutting little Congressmen a chance to shoot the moon and become heroes.
Obama, poised above and behind the show, will pretend to listen and consider their arguments.
“This is, finally, democracy at work,” said an anonymously anonymous but well informed (psyop) source. “We’ve got the president, the Congress, and the people trying to come to a very tough decision together. Part of it is the Constitution, part of it is, of course, the dire situation in Syria. But this is how we do things in America. Not by unilateral edicts, but through honest debate and the airing of differences…”
Well, no. How we do things in America is through a series of charades posing as reality. The media gives these phony episodes the aura of credibility.
Meanwhile, it’s the people of Syria who are caught in a squeeze play.
No US missile attack is going to change that situation. If Assad is the problem, the solution called massive chaos is only going to make things worse.
A dog and pony show in Congress, followed by Obama’s final decision on use of force, is about as effective and meaningful as wielding a feather to knock over a tank.
And that’s assuming, falsely, that the destabilization of the Middle East is really the outcome of some spontaneous uprising called Arab Spring.
The situation is actually much worse than trying to knock out a tank with a feather. All these so-called popular revolutions were engineered from a distance, playing on and using populations’ genuine suffering and desire for freedom as fodder, as fuel.
It’s not chaos, it’s Operation Chaos. And the elite Order that follows has the objective of controlling every inch of the Middle East.
Congress? It’s a stage play designed to convince the American people that the nation can still take serious matters seriously. But the truth is, on the floor of the Senate and the House, they may as well be carrying on a debate between Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
Disneyesque operators build American reality wall to wall, the people buy their tickets (taxes), salute it, and then believe it means something.
On the other hand, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been central in the minds and desires of every human on this planet since the dawn of time—but no government or priest class has consistently served that desire.
Where these ideals have been put into action, individuals have taken it upon themselves to declare what was theirs to begin with, beyond the reach of any ruling force.
No one in the upcoming Congressional debates will be touching on that subject.
They’ll be pontificating on the juice of their own elevated positions. As they always do.
And in the aftermath of debate, media parrots will exclaim, “This proves, once again, that the system works.”
If you want a few real clues about Syria, consider these two: the Assad government has erected tariff barriers to restrict imports; and agriculture is the country’s number-two industry behind oil. Globalists want to knock down those barriers and bring in “free trade” (aka multinational-corporate ownership of the Syrian economy), and…Monsanto wants to show up in Damascus, announcing it’s there to save the country and rescue local farmers from their impoverished lives.
In other words, business as usual.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com