Wednesday, September 5, 2018

John McCain Dead: Not a Tear in Sight in Syria

John McCain meets Al Qaeda in Syria
US Mad Senator John McCain with his friends from Al-Qaeda in Syria
John McCain was put in a hole in the ground last Saturday. Unlike the hole he was put in in Vietnam as a prisoner of war, he will not emerge from this hole to channel his hate across the globe, spreading death, tears and destruction wherever he cast his angry exceptionalist gaze.

His fervor to tear apart Syria in order to remove Bashar al-Assad as its leader saw him literally shake hands with the most dangerous and extreme terrorist’s right on Syrian soil. It is tempting to say it is a sign of the lengths he was prepared to go to in seeking to overthrow Assad and install a regime which would open up Syria to US trade and investment, but McCain had a long tradition in forging deep ties with Islamists and neo-Nazis, proud to urge them along as they wade through the blood of innocent victims. You can judge a man by the company he keeps never rang truer.

McCain, as a true neocon, had high hopes for a future regime neoliberal in nature, promoting liberty, democracy and other noble values he ascribed as unique to US culture, the very essence of American exceptionalism. Underneath the inspiring sounding rhetoric lies the ugly truth: rule by a tiny, corrupt elite, doing the bidding of equally corrupt US elites, on whose behalf Syria’s resources would be carved up, denying ordinary citizens the fruits of their labor, while enriching US corporate interests; a pattern repeated in so many countries.

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