We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, December 9, 2016

US Finds Itself Alone in Supposed "Fight" Against ISIS

Click here to access article from The New Atlas

The author goes to a Deep State source, the Brookings Institution, to find an "explanation" for the lack of effective results by the US in their fight against ISIS. 
The Brookings Institution's Daniel Byman in a paper titled, "The limits of air strikes when fighting the Islamic State," laments that America's alleged war on the Islamic State (IS) is limited by a lack of capable local allies.
The paper states more specifically that:
The trouble is that local allies are often themselves flawed instruments: corrupt, ineffective, and brutal. Often, U.S. troops are necessary to leaven local forces, provide necessary intelligence, and otherwise carry much of the burden.
The author of this article also contrasts the ineffective US effort to combat ISIS with the success of Russia and Iran. Of course, the latter--if you believe the fake news spewed by corporate media--are only targeting hospitals and little children.

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