President’s Syria Decision Delights War Porn Aficionados

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Hours after President Obama’s young Deputy National Security Advisor, the fiction-writer Ben Rhodes, announced that the “red line” in Syria had been crossed and that his boss was about to start arming the Syrian rebels, the usual suspects have again crawled out of their shells to gleefully finger the dog-eared pages of their favorite weapons catalogues…

Witness Foreign Policy’s John Hudson, who updates his March 2013 full color glossy guide to “The weapons that could change the game in Syria” to inform us of the president’s decision.

Who did he turn to in his March article for all the breathless details on the glowing death machines? None other than Jeffrey White, of the notorious Washington Institute for Near East Policy — otherwise known as “AIPAC’s Think-Tank.” WINEP and its sister organizations, AIPAC and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies have heartily encouraged the shift. Now that they have their way it is time to trot out the war porn, bring the uniformed “experts” back on to the television screen to talk weapons and tactics in a blistering staccato of acronym and jargon that delights the warmonger’s ears.

It’s 2003 all over again!

Twitter @DanielLMcAdams

10:18 am on June 14, 2013
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